Mr. Turner is a member of WSM’s Labor and Employment group. He centers his practice in the Health and Safety sector, defending clients against MSHA and OSHA regulatory enforcement actions. Prior to joining WSM, Mr. Turner spent close to seven years as a trial attorney with the Department of Labor, working directly with the agencies on a daily basis. Thus, he brings an insider’s knowledge to assist employers in effectively preparing for the inspection process, and, if necessary, in successfully maneuvering through the procedural and substantive stresses of litigation, special investigations, accident investigations, discrimination investigations, and fatality investigations.

New Workplace Safety Exam Rule

The Long and Winding Road to the New Workplace Safety Exam Rule for M/NM You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the changes instituted to the workplace exam rule 30 C.F.R. § 56.18002/57.18002. The new rule states: Examination of working places. (a) A competent person designated by the operator shall examine each working place at least once each shift for conditions which may adversely affect safety or health. The operator shall promptly initiate appropriate