2/17/2016Press Releases

J. Lawson Johnston to Speak on OSHA Proposed Constricted Recordkeeping Rules in Live Webcast

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (DMC) announces that J. Lawson Johnston will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled “OSHA Proposed Constricted Recordkeeping Rules: Best Compliance Practices Uncovered!” The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series is the leading producer of regulatory-focused webcasts. The event is scheduled for March 18, 2016 from 12:00 PM -2:00 PM (ET).

For further details, please visit https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=1450.

About J. Lawson Johnston
J. Lawson Johnston is a shareholder at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and works at its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has practiced law for over 40 years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law litigation with an emphasis on employer liability issues, upon which he has lectured nationally.

Mr. Johnston represents employers and provides counsel on employer rights and responsibilities under OSHA, compliance and communication with OSHA, crafting safety programs, managing investigation of serious industrial accidents, assisting with OSHA inspections, and handling of OSHA citations.

Mr. Johnston received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and formerly served as Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Johnston is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and was recognized as a 2015 Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year.”

About Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. 
Founded in 1906, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote (DMC) is a nationally-recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise. The firm provides solutions with an emphasis on trial advocacy for individuals and businesses. The firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DMC has over 160 attorneys in 14 offices, offering legal counsel in various industries and practice areas. Defined practice groups enable the firm’s professionals to focus on defined areas of the law to meet the specific needs of each client in a prompt, efficient, and cost-effective manner – personalized service for the best outcome.

Event Synopsis
On July 29, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) proposed a rule which aims to clarify employers’ continuing duty to create and keep an accurate record of work-related illnesses and injuries. The rule was issued in response to the Court of Appeals’ AKM LLC v. Secretary of Labor decision seeking OSHA’s clarification. It revises the recordkeeping regulations elucidating employers’ recordkeeping duty as an ongoing obligation for five years.

Key amendments to the rule include the imposition of yearly duty on employers to validate OSHA 300 recordkeeping logs and the requirement that employers provide accurate logs to requesting OSHA officials or union representative.

Should the proposed rule be finalized, employers can expect a careful scrutiny of 300 logs maintained for the past five years. Moreover, issuance of citations for log omissions or inaccuracies is on the horizon.

In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help employers understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the OSHA Proposed Constricted Recordkeeping Rules. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective recordkeeping policy to ensure regulatory compliance.

Key topics include:

  • Proposed Recordkeeping Rules – An Overview
  • AKM LLC v. Secretary of Labor
  • Criticisms to the Proposed Rules
  • Implications to Employers
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • Regulatory Forecasts

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit http://theknowledgegroup.org/.

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About Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is a nationally-recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise in a multitude of practice areas. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded more than 100 years ago, the firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. For more information: 800-243-5412 or www.dmclaw.com.