Personal and Corporate Safety-Related Liability: Who and What can be Sued?

  • November 3, 2016
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

deffebach_matthew_340x370Speaker: Matt Deffebach, Haynes & Boone

Topic: Personal and Corporate Safety-Related Liability: Who and What can be Sued?

Who is legally responsible for safety violations that occur on your jobsite?  OSHA can impose liability on various entities and in some cases even individuals.  Increasingly, OSHA is expanding the avenues for liability, including criminal liability for individuals and civil penalties on host employer and their staffing agencies.  In addition to OSHA knocking on the door, employers and the individuals who work for them may face civil liability in private lawsuits, including a variety of tort claims such as negligence and wrongful death.  This presentation will provide you with an invaluable legal primer of liability issues so that you know who is on the hook when it comes to workplace safety liability.

Speaker Bio:

Matthew Deffebach leads the Labor, Employment and Immigration Practice Group and co-leads the Litigation Department at Haynes and Boone. Having tried, as first chair, six matters in just the past four years, he is often entrusted with significant trial matters. While his employment and litigation experience is vast, Matthew’s passion is handling OSHA disputes. He has appeared in more than 22 states handling OSHA matters and is entering his 11th year as National OSHA counsel for The Home Depot.


  • 11:00 – 11:30 Check-in / Networking
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Food is served / Networking / Check-In
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Introductions / Presentation / Networking


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