On June 6, 2017, Eric J. Conn and Kate M. McMahon of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group presented a webinar regarding “OSHA Interpretations and Variances: Regulatory Strategies Resurrected in a Trump Administration.“
A new world order has taken hold in Washington, DC, and with it, we expect OSHA to be much more open to employers’ views about the regulatory landscape. Employers may now have an opportunity to obtain favorable OSHA interpretations of existing regulations, and historically rare Variances.
This webinar reviewed the regulatory strategies that had been effectively foreclosed during the Obama Administration, but which may now reemerge, allowing employers to craft practical solutions to regulatory burdens while continuing to keep workers safe.
Participants in this webinar learned about the following:
- The process OSHA follows to develop and issue letters of interpretation of its regulations and how to influence that process
- Strategies for advanced groundwork to maximize the likelihood of favorable regulatory interpretations
- How and when to apply for and obtain regulatory variances
- How to insulate your company from legal exposure when engaging with OSHA about regulatory interpretations and variances