Daniel C. Deacon, Esq.
Associate, Conn Maciel
Daniel C. Deacon is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP working in both the Labor and Employment and OSHA practice groups.
He advises and represents employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including wage and hour disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Family
Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He also helps employers develop and implement effective workplace policies and safety and health programs.
Additionally, Deacon represents and advises employers during inspections and investigations conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSHA programs, responds to notices from OSHA about employee complaints of safety
hazards, and represents employers in OSHA litigation, including citation contests and administrative hearings. He also helps employers develop safety and health programs and policies, and conducts presentations on a variety of workplace safety topics.
Session 1 – OSHA Compliance: OSHA Enforcement and Rulemaking Updates and Compliance Trends
Run Time - 1:22:41
We are three years into the Trump Administration, and we have seen a mixed bag of change and business-as-usual at OSHA in enforcement and rulemaking. We watched late Obama-era OSHA rules get repealed or amended and a modest boost in compliance assistance—the sort of policy shifts you expect in a transition from a Democratic to a Republican administration. However, we have also seen plenty of the unexpected, such as increases in most enforcement metrics, including record numbers of $100K+ enforcement actions. And most surprising of all, OSHA still does not have an Assistant Secretary—the longest ever vacancy for the top job at OSHA. As we move through this election year, the final year of President Trump’s current term, we expect more reshuffling of OSHA enforcement policies and rulemaking priorities, and surely more surprises. This session will offer a deep dive into OSHA enforcement and regulatory developments. And, since past is prologue, this session will look back and take stock of what we have learned from and about OSHA over the first three years of the Trump Administration, and more importantly, will look ahead and assess what to expect from OSHA during this election year—from OSHA enforcement data and trends, to rulemaking and deregulatory actions, and personnel developments at OSHA and OSHRC.
You’ll gain an insider’s perspective into OSHA’s latest activities and their potential impact on your industry and your workplace and learn the latest on:
-OSHA and OSHRC organizational developments
-OSHA enforcement data and trends, as well as key case decisions
-The future of OSHA enforcement
-Regulatory developments that may impact your safety policies and procedures
-Significant OSHA policy issues to watch out for the rest of this year heading into 2021