Steve Barnett, Partner, Connell Foley LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress’ Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 13, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Steve Barnett, Partner, Connell Foley LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “OSHA Rules and Regulations – What You Need to Know Live Webcast.”

Steve Barnett will discuss the following agenda:

– OSHA use of employer self-audits. OSHA’s policy, recent cases, and how to protect audit findings from use by OSHA in inspections and enforcement actions.
– OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). Commenced in 2010, hundreds of employers and facilities are classified as severe violators under OSHA’s SVEP. Learn about SVEP and how to avoid it for you and your supply chain and distribution partner facilities.
– Process Safety Management (PSM). PSM is an OSHA National Emphasis Program after incidents such as the West Fertilizer explosion. Planned revisions to PSM standard as a result of Presidential Executive Order to reduce or eliminate the workplace hazards associated with the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals. How to determine whether PSM applies to your facility.
– Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The June 1, 2015, compliance deadline is quickly approaching. OSHA’s enforcement guidance outlines how inspectors determine whether a manufacturer, importer, distributor or employer has established “reasonable diligence” and “good faith efforts” to comply with Hazard Communications Standard requirements for safety data sheets and labels.

About Steve Barnett

Steve Barnett is a Partner in Connell Foley LLP’s Environmental Law Group. Prior to his law career, Mr. Barnett practiced as a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Professional Engineer in the United States Air Force. He frequently counsels clients in OSHA compliance and enforcement matters. Mr. Barnett is Chairman of the OSHA-New Jersey Industry Communication Alliance, member of the New Jersey Industrial Safety Council appointed by the New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, former President of the New Jersey Industrial Hygiene Association, and holds a Master of Science in Public Health. His legal practice is devoted to health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) matters in contracts and transactions, regulatory compliance, and litigation.

About Connell Foley LLP

Connell Foley LLP is a leading full-service law firm with 140 lawyers and six offices across the Mid-Atlantic Region. Established in 1938, the firm has attained an enviable record of achievement in litigation, corporate law and a broad range of industry practice areas. The firm’s attorneys provide sophisticated counsel in established and emerging areas of law, including antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, construction, corporate law, employment and labor, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, professional liability, real estate and land use, regulatory defense, and taxation and estate planning.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The organization brings together the world’s leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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