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OSHA Issues to be Discussed at Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium

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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 the industry.

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?

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