WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 4, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has launched its Workplace Safety Review podcast, which is available on the firm’s website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. Michael T. Taylor, shareholder and chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) group, is the host and will interview various work place safety experts from across the industry to discuss different aspects of work place safety and best practices for employers.
In the first episode, Taylor interviews John Howard, director at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Their discussion addresses the realities of workplace safety in the face of COVID-19, including the difficulty of determining whether the virus is in the workplace, OSHA/NIOSH/CDC guidance regarding how to protect employees returning to work, personal protective equipment, the feasibility and enforcement of social distancing, as well as other aspects of returning to work that employers may be considering.
“GT’s Workplace Safety Review podcast will serve as a resource to inform listeners about OSHA law across a broad range of industries. The purpose of the podcast is to ensure that listeners have their fingers on the pulse of what’s going on regarding timely workplace safety and health topics,” said Taylor. “That is particularly relevant now more than ever as we are all navigating our new normal of living and working during a global pandemic.”
Taylor focuses his practice exclusively on representing employers regarding OSHA and Chemical Safety Board matters across the country. Over the last 18 years, he has defended scores of employers during enforcement litigation before federal OSHA, Cal-OSHA, SC-OSHA, WA-DOSH, as well as other state plan states. Many of these representations have involved a significant injury, fatality, or catastrophic event in the workplace.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.
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