OSHA Issues to be Discussed at Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium
On Thursday, Vinson & Elkins will put on its
Ninth Annual Fracking Symposium. This is always a popular seminar where professionals discuss evolving industry practices in the United States, environmental and
regulatory developments, market considerations, and litigation risks affecting
I will be
talking specifically about employee safety in the hydraulic fracking industry.
What kind of enforcement efforts are we seeing from the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration in the hydraulic fracturing industry? What are the most
commonly issued citations in the fracking industry? To what extent has OSHA
started enforcing silica standards, and do we anticipate more aggressive
enforcement than we have already seen in the construction industry? What things
are keeping health and safety managers up at night?