New California Bill Enacts Massive Changes to Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority Over California Employers: Best practices and compliance tips CA attorneys need to know

Karen F. Tynan
Karen F. Tynan
Ogletree Deakins

Karen Tynan is a shareholder in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins. Karen is originally from the state of Georgia, and after graduating with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, she worked for Chevron Shipping Company for ten years – sailing as a ship’s officer on oil tankers rising to the rank of Chief Officer with her Unlimited Master’s License as well as San Francisco Bay pilotage endorsement.

Martha Casillas
Martha Casillas
Ogletree Deakins

Martha Casillas has extensive experience in employment law, as she has defended both major corporate clients and government agencies through every stage of potential and actual disputes. This wide range of representative experience provides her with a unique perspective on workplace safety litigation and settlement negotiation to help meet her client’s goals.

On-Demand: December 1, 2021

New California Bill Enacts Massive Changes to Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority Over California Employers: Best practices and compliance tips CA attorneys need to know
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Program Summary

Workplace Safety has come to the forefront during the last year and a half. OSHA and compliance are now part of daily conversations for HR, Risk Managers, and General Counsel. Learn best practices and compliance tips for employers. Presenters will discuss OSHA compliance including the Federal OSHA ETS, State Plans, best practices for OSHA inspections, and the impact of OSHA citations on employers. Detailed discussions of benchmarking and employer practices to avoid common OSHA compliance pitfalls will assist employers so that they can avoid not only the financial pitfalls of OSHA penalties but also the public shaming and bad publicity that comes with OSHA citations.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • OSHA Compliance
  • The Federal OSHA ETS
  • OSHA Inspections
  • OSHA Citations

Date / Time: December 1, 2021

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Speakers

Karen F. Tynan_Ogletree Deakins_myLawCLEKaren F. Tynan | Ogletree Deakins

Karen Tynan is a shareholder in the Sacramento office of Ogletree Deakins. Karen is originally from the state of Georgia, and after graduating with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, she worked for Chevron Shipping Company for ten years – sailing as a ship’s officer on oil tankers rising to the rank of Chief Officer with her Unlimited Master’s License as well as San Francisco Bay pilotage endorsement. Karen was the highest-ranking woman in the Chevron fleet when she left her seafaring life. This maritime and petroleum experience is unique among employment lawyers and brings a “real world” approach to working with management and achieving litigation goals.

After her decade in the merchant marine, Karen relocated to California and graduated cum laude from Empire College School of Law. During law school, she clerked with the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office for two years. The last decade, Karen’s specialized in defending employers in the workplace safety arena and defending sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits for California employers including construction companies, transportation companies, wineries, and media companies. Recent notable successes include a 2017 defense verdict in a sexual harassment case in Napa County for a large construction company as well as successful settlement of Cal OSHA citations with a 90% reduction in fines for Willful and Serious citations issued out of Oakland for a large San Francisco based company in 2018.

Karen’s expertise also includes blood-borne pathogen regulatory compliance related to the Cal/OSHA standard for hospitals, nursing homes, and general industry. She effectively defended five companies regarding the proper hazard minimization with regard to blood-borne pathogens in California. Karen has been a community leader in Northern California taking leadership positions in a number of school boards and community organizations including libraries and professional organizations. She is the founding counsel for the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing, which brought prize equality to women’s surfing by working closely with the leading big-wave women athletes and the California Coastal Commission and State Lands Commission from 2016 through 2018.

 

Martha I. Casillas_Ogletree Deakins_myLawCLEMartha I. Casillas | Ogletree Deakins

Martha Casillas has extensive experience in employment law, as she has defended both major corporate clients and government agencies through every stage of potential and actual disputes. This wide range of representative experience provides her with a unique perspective on workplace safety litigation and settlement negotiation to help meet her client’s goals.

From August 2018-21, Ms. Casillas served as counsel for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). Ms. Casillas represented and advised the Division on all aspects of enforcement and interpretation of safety orders, including but not limited to: guarding requirements, lock out tag out (LOTO), skylights, fall protection, cross overs and catwalks, manufacturer recommendations, Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP), provision of water, reporting requirements, Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD), and emergency temporary standards on Covid-19 infection prevention. She has specific expertise in contested cases involving workplace accidents, serious injuries, and fatalities.

Ms. Casillas has years of experience litigating before the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (OSHAB); State Personnel Board (SPB); Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH); and Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Ms. Casillas graduated cum laude from Harvard College. She attended UCLA School of Law.

Agenda

I. OSHA Compliance | 2:00pm – 2:15pm
II. The Federal OSHA ETS | 2:15pm – 2:30pm
III. OSHA Inspections | 2:30pm – 2:45pm
IV. OSHA Citations | 2:45pm – 3:00pm