1A - Navigating Employer Responsibilities under OSHA and CONN-OSHA (ELE240327-1A)

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

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Presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section

About the Program

Connecticut employers must comply with safety standards under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act, administered by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). This panel will provide an overview of the inspection process and the responsibilities of both private and public sector employers under the federal and state statutes from a private practitioner, an OSHA compliance specialist, and a CONN-OSHA trainer. The panel will also discuss employee and whistleblower rights and the free CONN-OSHA consultation process that is available to all Connecticut employers. 

You Will Learn

An understanding of the OSHA inspection process and protections afforded to employees who act as whistleblowers
About the private sector employer obligations under federal OSHA 
About the public sector employer obligations under CONN-OSHA
About the CONN-OSHA consultation program available to both private and public sector employers

CLE Credit

CT: 1.25 CLE Credit (General)
NY: 1.25 CLE Credit (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for newly admitted and experienced attorneys CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml. 



Marianne Bonito
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA, Bridgeport

Hubbard-Tiffany1 Tiffany R. Hubbard
McCarter & English LLP, Hartford

Robert Hunt1 Robert Hunt
State of Connecticut, Department of Labor-OSHA, Wethersfield


Gianquinto-Emily1 Emily A. Gianquinto
McCarter & English LLP, Hartford