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Lawrence Halprin is nationally recognized for his work in the areas of occupational safety and health, and chemical regulation, at the federal and state levels on behalf of individual businesses and trade associations. His occupational safety and health practice covers: Federal and state OSHA investigations and citation contests; compliance counseling; incident investigations and audits; Federal and state agency rulemakings and stakeholders processes; pre-enforcement challenges to final agency rules; and participation in the development of national consensus standards under the ANSI process, and chemical TLVs under the ACGIH process. His chemical regulation practice includes: risk assessment; product stewardship; the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labeling (GHS) as implemented in the US, Canada and the EU; EPA’s Risk Management Program Rule, Asbestos NESHAP and CERCLA and EPCRA chemical release and right-to-know reporting requirements; waste management services agreements; ethanol regulations enforced by the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau; and investigations conducted by the Chemical Safety Board.
Mr. Halprin has extensive experience with federal and state OSHA investigations and enforcement actions involving: chemical emergency response, chemical process safety management, chemical hazard communication, chemical releases, combustible dust, confined spaces, electrical safety, fall protection, the General Duty Clause, (Cal-OSHA) injury and illness prevention programs, injury and illness recordkeeping, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, noise, paper mill standard, permissible exposure limits, powered industrial trucks, respiratory protection, and alleged employer retaliation claims.
Mr. Halprin's engineering and financial background have been invaluable in handling enforcement actions, in providing compliance counseling and in evaluating and critiquing OSHA, EPA, MSHA and NIOSH rulemaking proposals and policy initiatives. On behalf of one or more clients, Mr. Halprin has participated in almost every major OSHA rulemaking initiative over the past 25 years and numerous Cal-OSHA rulemakings.
Mr. Halprin has a hands-on familiarity with the manufacturing environment and has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, construction, electronics, food, machinery, paper and forest products, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, plastics, steel, telecommunications and transportation. He has served on several ANSI and ASTM technical committees that address chemical safety, machinery safety, occupational health and safety, and nanotechnology, and he regularly follows and participates in the development of combustible dust standards by NFPA.
Mr. Halprin has been a strong advocate of measures to enhance the effectiveness of regulatory agencies and ensure they do not overreach their authority as demonstrated by his testimony before Congress, his participation in agency rulemakings and policy initiatives, and litigation he has brought on behalf of clients. Mr. Halprin is a frequent writer and speaker on a broad range of environmental, health and safety management issues.
Before joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Halprin clerked for the Honorable Charles R. Johnston of the U.S. Tax Court.
Participation in Litigation, Rulemaking and Policy Developments with Widespread Impact