Handling and Responding to OSHA Citations in Virginia (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 3/31/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the April 2015 webcast, Handling and Responding to OSHA Citations in Virginia.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the VOSH program
  • An overview of key laws, standards, and regulations that all businesses, employees, and attorneys should know about
  • How the VOSH enforcement system works
  • An explanation of VOSH investigations and inspections
  • How to respond to VOSH citations
  • Best practices for challenging a citation
  • Strategies for negotiating penalties
  • Procedures for appeals to Circuit Court and beyond
  • Settlement strategies

Virginia has its own occupational safety and health program, which is the Commonwealth’s counterpart to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Attorneys that work with businesses and clients in a variety of Virginia practice areas will likely encounter questions related to the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program at some point in their careers. This lively, interactive seminar will prepare Virginia lawyers to understand Virginia’s OSHA system better, handle citations, and respond to these matters effectively.

Experienced practitioners Brett Marston and Spencer Wiegard will be joined by Robert Feild, Senior Staff Attorney with Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), to share their insight and practical advice for understanding Virginia’s OSHA system and handling VOSH citations in Virginia.


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Robert Feild, The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry / Richmond
Robert Feild is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Department of Labor and Industry, Division of Legal Support and has been with the Department since 1990.

K. Brett Marston, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP / Roanoke
K. Brett Marston is a construction law attorney with wide-ranging experience in contract negotiations and preparation, payment disputes, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, construction defects, delay claims, insurance, and OSHA matters.  He handles significant construction matters in federal and state courts, arbitration, and mediation for general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, and suppliers.  Mr. Marston serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar’s Construction Law and Public Contracts Section and the Executive Committee of The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court.  He has received numerous professional awards, including selections to the Best Lawyers in America® in the field of
Construction Law (2008-2010); 2009 Top Attorney: Construction by Roanoke-area attorneys surveyed by The Roanoker magazine; the "40 & Under Movers and Shakers" by The Roanoker magazine for the field of Law (2008); "The Valley's Top Attorneys" for Construction Law in a poll by The Roanoker magazine (2007); Virginia Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation (2009-2010); Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Construction Litigation (2007); and the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine in the Young Lawyer category (2004-2006) and Construction (2007-2010).

Spencer M. Wiegard, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Spencer Wiegard is a partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP. He is a member of Gentry Locke’s Construction Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Mr. Wiegard focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and construction litigation. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, trade contractors, suppliers, and design professionals. As part of his construction law practice, he counsels and advises his clients concerning a range of legal issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, mechanic's liens, surety bond claims, professional and occupational licensing issues, OSHA issues, and claims. His construction litigation practice involves the litigation of breach of contract disputes, payment disputes, claims, construction defect disputes, design defect disputes, mechanic's lien enforcement actions, payment bond claims, OSHA enforcement actions, and professional and occupational regulatory matters. Mr. Wiegard is a member of the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, and a member of the Legislative Committee for the Associated General Contractors of Virginia, and a member of the Executive Committee for the Roanoke/Southwest Virginia District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. He has been named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of construction litigation for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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