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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.

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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June 26, 2017
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Brad Hammock Comments on Implications of Automated External Defibrillators in the Workplace

June 26, 2017

Brad Hammock comments on implications of defibrillator use in the workplace in "Defibrillators Can Save Lives, but Will Employers Take the Leap?" published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 28, 2017
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Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Attorneys Spotlighted

April 28, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recently elevated attorneys spotlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 26, 2017
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Brad Hammock Discusses Federal Safety Regulators Cracking Down on Mine Operators

April 26, 2017

Brad Hammock discusses Federal safety regulators begin cracking down on mine operators who send their employees to work alone in "Federal Safety Regulator to Crack Down on Miners Working Alone," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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OSHA Launches New Website for Electronically Filing Injury and Illness Reports

July 24, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic portal, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), where employers can file web-based reports of workplace injuries or illnesses, will be accessible beginning August 1, 2017. Under OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule, covered companies with at least 250 employees must... Read More

July 12, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Re-Launches Annual Program to Prevent Roof and Rib Fall Accidents

July 12, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration said that it is re-launching its annual Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program (PROP) to expand awareness among coal miners and mine operators of roof and rib fall hazards. The federal agency said that underground coal mine accidents from roof falls, rib falls, and coal bursts are still a... Read More

June 13, 2017

Employers Do Not Have to Report Injury for Employee Who Does a ‘Daily Stretching Program,’ OSHA Says

June 13, 2017

Employers do not have to report a worker as having an injury if they instruct the worker to do regular stretching exercises for a “minor discomfort,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded in an interpretation letter released on May 24, 2017. In the letter, OSHA responded to a question on whether “an employee’... Read More

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OSHA Launches New Website for Electronically Filing Injury and Illness Reports
July 27, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic portal, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), where employers can file web-based reports of workplace injuries or illnesses, will be accessible beginning August 1, 2017. Read More

Mine Safety Agency Re-Launches Annual Program to Prevent Roof and Rib Fall Accidents
July 13, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration said that it is re-launching its annual Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program (PROP) to expand awareness among coal miners and mine operators of roof and rib fall hazards. Read More

Employers Do Not Have to Report Injury for Employee Who Does a ‘Daily Stretching Program,’ OSHA Says
June 15, 2017

Employers do not have to report a worker as having an injury if they instruct the worker to do regular stretching exercises for a “minor discomfort,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded in an interpretation letter released on May 24, 2017. Read More