This session will provide the latest on the occupational safety and health initiatives, guidance and regulations from federal OSHA and key state developments. The presentation will address the latest on COVID-19 rules and guidelines, the Spring 2021 regulatory agenda impacting workplace safety, and legislation to modify the Occupational Safety & Health Act and strengthen whistleblower protections.
About the Presenter, Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, President, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC:
Adele is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO, a multi-attorney firm focusing on safety, health and employment law nationwide. Adele is a Certified Mine Safety Professional and she also provides consultation, safety audits and training services to MSHA and OSHA regulated companies.
Adele is on the faculty of University of Colorado and the Catholic University of America, where she instructs on employment, labor and safety law. She is a regular columnist on legal, employment, mine and occupational safety/health issues, and is co-author of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health.
She is a member of the Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC, 3rd and 4th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the George Washington University’s National Law Center, and earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Her professional memberships include the American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, SME, the Industrial Minerals Association-North America, and the American Bar Association. In 2017, she received the NSC’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award. She is a multiple recipient of the ASSP SPY award at the chapter, practice specialty and regional level.