Managing OSHA

Critical but practical advice for when OSHA comes knocking.

Managing OSHA

James H. Hulme

James H. Hulme
Washington, DC

James Hulme is the former chairman of Arent Fox’s litigation department. He has more than 35 years of experience in handling jury and bench cases in the areas of intellectual property, securities, commercial, insurance, bankruptcy, environmental, and First Amendment cases. In addition, James maintains an active alternative dispute resolution practice and regularly serves as lead counsel in the arbitration of disputes.


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Significant Legal Decisions
Second Federal Appeals Court Rejects OSHA’s Efforts to Evade OSH Act Statute of Limitations by Alleging Continuing Violation

On December 29, 2016, a three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously vacated two OSHA citation items issued to a Delek Refining Ltd. (“Delek”) facility for alleged safety violations that occurred years prior to its ownership of the refinery. The decision is a significant victory for employers because it marks the second time that a federal appeals court has rejected OSHA’s attempt to allege the existence of a “continuing violation” that suspends the six-month statute of limitations contained in the OSH Act.

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