Bradford T. Hammock is a Shareholder in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses his practice in the safety and health area, and is Leader of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health practice group.
Mr. Hammock’s national practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety and health law. In particular, Mr. Hammock provides invaluable assistance to employers in a preventive practice: (1) conducting full-scale safety and health compliance audits; (2) reviewing and revising corporate safety and health policies; and (3) conducting manager and supervisor training on employee safety and health. Mr. Hammock works closely with employers to help them understand and implement safety and health management systems.
In addition, he represents employers throughout OSHA rulemaking proceedings, including OSHA’s informal public hearings on proposed rules. Mr. Hammock also defends employers against OSHA enforcement actions. For an employer that is the target of an OSHA inspection, Mr. Hammock offers representation from the start of the inspection through settlement or litigation.
He joined the firm in 2008 after serving for ten years as an OSHA attorney within the Department of Labor including, most recently, for more than three years as lead counsel for safety standards. As lead counsel, Mr. Hammock managed ten attorneys who worked with OSHA on regulatory initiatives, compliance assistance, and enforcement policy. He had direct responsibility for more than 20 major OSHA regulatory initiatives, including rulemakings on personal protective equipment, confined spaces, and crane safety.
Before his promotion to lead counsel, Mr. Hammock worked as a regulatory attorney for OSHA, focusing on ergonomics. He was one of the lead attorneys during the development of the ergonomics standard in 2000 and had primary responsibility for the Department of Labor’s comprehensive approach to ergonomics in 2002. Mr. Hammock is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on ergonomics. During his more than ten years representing OSHA, Mr. Hammock was promoted three times, received eight outstanding performance awards, and was recognized for the Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award seven times.
Mr. Hammock has been recognized multiple times as a “Super Lawyer” by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine. He was also recently recognized by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for his “remarkable pro bono service to our neighbors in need,” and was added to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.
Mr. Hammock is a popular guest speaker and lecturer on OSHA issues. He has published numerous articles on occupational safety and health law and is the editor of the firm’s “OSHA Law Blog,” which provides insight and commentary on safety and health issues in the workplace.
Mr. Hammock received his B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia in 1992. In 1996, he received his J.D. magna cum laude from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, and Associate Editor of The Labor Lawyer.
|Top Ten OSHA Developments Affecting Employers
Association of Corporate Counsel Website (April 2011) [Author]
|"Concussions in Athletes: The La Salle University Settlement and Beyond"
Sports Litigation Alert 6.24 (January 2010) [Co-Author]
|"OSHA Law Blog"
http://www.oshalawblog.com (May 2009) [Author]
|"DOL Court Victories Eliminate Uncertainty over Two Important OSHA Policy Initiatives"
Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin 9.4 (April 2009) [Co-Author]
|"OSHA’s Diacetyl ANPR: A Leading Indicator of an Active OSHA Regulatory Agenda"
Employment Law 360 (Feb 2009) [Author]
|"OSHA's Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program - Are You Prepared?"
Workforce Management (November 2007) [Author]
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
- 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Member, Hope Rising, a non-profit charitable organization.