Last week, Micah Smith, a prominent Washington, D.C. OSHA defense attorney, joined Conn Maciel Carey as Of Counsel with the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group. Mr. Smith focuses his practice on occupational safety and health law. He has extensive experience and expertise in handling complex OSHA matters, from rulemakings to the full range of enforcement-related matters, such as fatality investigations and litigation of contested OSHA citations.
In welcoming Micah to the firm, the Chair of Conn Maciel Carey’s OSHA Practice, Eric J. Conn, said:
“Our national OSHA Practice Group continues to represent employers and associations in the most complex, high-profile OSHA matters of the day, so adding to our team an attorney of Micah’s caliber, experience, and record of extraordinary success for employers will be invaluable. Micah is known nationally for his handling of complex, process safety management inspections and litigation. As OSHA embarks on a major rulemaking to reform the Process Safety Management Standard (and EPA advances an updated Risk Management Plan rule), we are even better positioned to help employers in this area with Micah now a part of our team.”
In describing his own practice philosophy, Micah explained:
“What I am most excited about in joining Conn Maciel Carey is that the attorneys here share my focus on working with employers to identify safety and health strategies that both increase employee safety and improve business performance. I love advising clients on safety and health issues because this work matters. Companies with good safety and health programs improve the lives of their employees every day, and I take great pride in helping my clients in this mission. Whether helping a client improve a great program or helping a company that has experienced a tragic mishap, I always get to work toward making workplaces better. And one exciting part of this is watching my clients improve their business performance as a direct result of improving their safety programs.
“I am also delighted to join such a strong bench of OSHA specialist attorneys here at Conn Maciel Carey. There are so few true OSHA specialists in the country, so to have the opportunity to support this tremendous group will make practice in this field all the more enjoyable.”
Check out Micah’s full bio.