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Carla J. Gunnin

Principal
Atlanta

P 404-525-8200
F 404-525-1173
Carla.Gunnin@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Carla Gunnin is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is Co-Leader of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health practice group.

Ms. Gunnin primarily focuses her practice on occupational safety and health issues. Although she is based in the Firm’s Atlanta office, Ms. Gunnin has a national practice and litigates cases before federal and state administrative tribunals throughout the United States in matters of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law and Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law.

Ms. Gunnin has a strategic advantage in representing employers in OSHA, MSHA, and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) matters, using her prior experience as a trial attorney for the DOL. Since going into private practice, Ms. Gunnin has successfully handled OSHA matters involving egregious citations, willful citations, fatality-related citations and complex multi-employer worksite issues. In addition, she has represented employers in a wide variety of DOL issues.

Whether for compliance-related advice or assistance with DOL inspections or citations, Ms. Gunnin’s experience serves clients well. She represents large and small companies, both privately and publically held, across all types of industries, including those in the construction, manufacturing, food processing, oil and gas, distribution and entertainment areas.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Pro Bono projects

Published Works

  • "What to Expect from OSHA," Energy & Mining International Blog (March 2014) [Author]
  • "OSHA Will Keep Focus on Oil & Gas," Energy & Mining International Blog (April 2013) [Author]

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March 3, 2017
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Carla Gunnin Comments on the House of Representatives Voting to Block OSHA Rule

March 3, 2017

Carla Gunnin comments on the House of Representatives voting to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that would have extended the agency's authority to issue citations for record-keeping rule violations from six months to about five years in "House Votes to Block Last-Minute OSHA Rule,... Read More

October 24, 2016
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Carla Gunnin Comments on OSHA's Final Rule for Whistle-blower Complaints Under the ACA

October 24, 2016

Carla Gunnin comments on OSHA's final rule creating procedures for handling whistle-blower complaints under the Affordable Care Act in "OSHA Issues Final Rule on Handling ACA Whistle-Blower Complaints," published in SHRM. Subscription required to view article Read More

January 26, 2016
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Carla Gunnin Discusses Withdrawal of OSHA's Slip, Trip, Fall Rule

January 26, 2016

Carla Gunnin discusses OSHA's withdrawal of its slip, trip and fall rule in Business Insurance's "OSHA leaves employers guessing after temporary removal of slip, trip, fall proposal." Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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April 17, 2017

OSHA Issues First Enforcement Action Press Release Since Start of Trump Administration

April 17, 2017

Until day 82 of the Trump Administration, renewed partnerships and “guidance” for employers to improve workplace safety have been the subjects of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s announcements. On April 12, 2017, OSHA announced that it has cited Atlantic Drain of Boston for willful, repeat, serious,... 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 15, 2017

House of Representatives Votes to Block OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

March 15, 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. “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness” was published... Read More

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Signs that OSHA Priorities are Shifting Under the Trump Administration?
February 22, 2017

There are new developments related to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule and the Volks Rule.  As a reminder, the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule requires certain employers to electronically file their OSHA recordkeeping data with OSHA as well as heightens scrutiny related to both drug testing and safety incentive programs.  The Volk Read More

MSHA decides that the White House’s Regulatory Freeze Does Not Apply to its New Rule
February 21, 2017

MSHA decided to move forward with its controversial Examination of Workplaces in Metal and Nonmetal Mines Rule without regard to a White House Memorandum requesting federal agencies to delay rules for sixty days. (see our Blog on this Rule from October http://www.mshalawadvisor.com/2016/10/mshas-proposed-rule-examination-of-working-places Read More

Farewell Dr. Michaels
January 10, 2017

Dr. David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary for OSHA, announced that today, January 10th, would be his last day with the agency.  He will be returning to academia at George Washington University beginning January 17th. Read More