We are looking forward to welcoming Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. - Fisher & PhillipsShot November 17, 2008He is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Ed was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness, and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history. For more than 30 years, Ed has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues. He also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC, chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994. In 2010, 2011 and 2012-2013 he was named as one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by EHS Today magazine, and in 2008 he was named as one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine. Mr. Foulke is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues.

Mr. Foulke will present:

“Be Prepared For Sweeping Workplace Safety Changes”

If OSHA has fallen off your radar screen, it is time to put it back on. Over the past several years, OSHA has been changing, and more changes are on the way. Employers in all industries are seeing a continued shift away from the government’s past emphasis on cooperative efforts with employers to a more aggressive enforcement approach.

This presentation will briefly review the essential elements of OSHA compliance and an effective workplace safety and health program, with an eye toward preparing for increased civil and criminal enforcement and the growing group of whistleblowers. The presentation will also explain how improved safety can help increase a company’s profitability and, when used properly, how safety compliance can be a “profit center” and not another administrative cost.

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