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Bradford T. Hammock

Office Managing Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8316
F 703-483-8301
HammockB@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Bradford T. Hammock is Office Managing Principal of the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses his practice in the safety and health area, and is co-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.

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.

While attending law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, and Associate Editor of The Labor Lawyer.

OSHA Experience

Mr. Hammock 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, he 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.

 

Honors and Recognitions

  • 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”
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Professional Associations and Activities

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Hope Rising, a non-profit charitable organization

Published Works

  • "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]

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April 11, 2017
POLITICO

Bradford Hammock Discusses the OSHRC Possibly Becoming Defunct

April 11, 2017

Bradford Hammock discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission losing its quorum at the end of the month in "Today: Sessions on the border," published by POLITICO. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 20, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Bradford Hammock Named Office Managing Principal of Jackson Lewis’ Washington, D.C. Region Office

March 20, 2017

RESTON, VA (March 20, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Bradford T. Hammock has been named Washington, D.C. Region Office Managing Principal. Mr. Hammock succeeds John M. Remy, who led the office since 2007 and has chosen to step down to focus his energy on... Read More

February 9, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Bradford Hammock Discusses OSHA’s Silica Exposure Rule Under the Trump Administration

February 9, 2017

Bradford Hammock discusses the Trump administration delaying their decision on defending OSHA’s silica exposure rule in court in "Trump Needs Time to Consider Silica Rule’s Fate, Industries Say," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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April 17, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Issues Blasting Equipment Alert

April 17, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert advising employers to take precautions when storing, handling, transporting, and using explosives and detonators in underground coal mines near energized equipment or electrical systems. These include communications and tracking system infrastructure, electronic... Read More

March 31, 2017

New California Healthcare Workplace Safety Prevention Regulation Effective April 1, 2017

March 31, 2017

Healthcare employers in California must comply with a host of new workplace safety requirements, effective April 1, 2017, on preventing workplace violence. The new requirements include written workplace violence prevention plans, additional recordkeeping, and preventive training, among other things. On December 8, 2016, the state’s... Read More

March 28, 2017

New Acting Solicitor of Labor Department Signals Emphasis on ‘Humility’

March 28, 2017

In some of his first public comments since taking office, Department of Labor Acting Solicitor Nicholas Geale has signaled a shift in policies, telling attendees at a Georgetown University Law Center event that his department will “listen to the regulated community a little more” from a position of a “little bit more... Read More

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Mine Safety Agency Releases Accident Alert for Surface Trucks in Metal, Nonmetal Mining Industry
April 13, 2017

The Mine Health and Safety Administration has released a serious accident alert in the wake of an accident involving a haul truck driver in the metal and nonmetal mine industry.  To read the full article, written by Joe Dreesen, click here.… Read More

OSHA Launches Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Industry
April 13, 2017

Fatalities from falls continue to be a leading cause of death in the construction industry, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is focusing on the dangers with its “Stand-Down” campaign on fall prevention. Read More

House of Representatives Votes to Block OSHA Recordkeeping Rule
March 17, 2017

The House of Representatives has voted to block a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordkeeping rule implemented in the last weeks of the Obama Administration. Read More