Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)



From “A” (Cal/OSHA’s ATD standard) to “Z” (Fed/OSHA’s subpart Z), we help our clients with their many complex safety and health compliance obligations and defend them when citations are issued or litigation arises.

Our approach

We know OSHA law inside and out, and we have helped define how that law is interpreted and applied.

With literally thousands of safety and health regulations to follow, compliance can be very difficult for employers. From the hazards of each specific job, to responding to natural disasters, workplace emergencies and pandemic response, we help you find effective solutions.

We provide management training on all occupational safety and health issues and help you develop robust, yet practical safety programs and stay on top of regulatory developments. We help you audit and identify what you need to do to be in compliance today—and tomorrow—and then help you with implementation.

We guide employers through the crucial hours during an agency inspection and through emergency response. If and when citations, litigation or criminal charges follow, we provide our clients with early case analysis, efficient case management and a tenacious defense.

Where compliance just is not feasible, we also assist in obtaining relief through variances and the rulemaking process.

Who we work with

  • All employers, with an emphasis on high-hazard industries subject to the strictest occupational safety and health regulations

INSIGHT: California overhaul of injury recordkeeping rules just a start

Bloomberg Law | June 04, 2019

San Francisco Labor and Employment associate Rachel Conn wrote this contributed article outlining California’s recent actions to strengthen its occupational safety record-keeping rules in response to weakened protections at the federal level.

Tough California hospital worker safety rules here to stay

Bloomberg Law | August 12, 2018

San Francisco Labor and Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum is quoted in this article discussing the new Cal/OSHA standards for workplace safety in health care professions.

Contacts

Jeffrey M. Tanenbaum

Partner
Co-chair, Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

jtanenbaum@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 415-984-8450

Benjamin J. Kim

Partner
Co-chair, Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

bkim@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 213-629-6090

  • Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 as a national Tier 1 leader for Employment Law—Management, Labor Law—Management, and Litigation—Labor & Employment
  • Employment attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in their fields by Chambers USA/Global
  • Ranked by Law360 as an Employment 100 firm
  • National and metropolitan honors from publications like Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and other directories and publications
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