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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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June 28, 2017
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Tressi Cordaro Named Co-Leader of Jackson Lewis' Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group

June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Washington D.C. Region Principal Tressi Cordaro has been named Co-Leader of Jackson Lewis’ Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, alongside Carla Gunnin who was named Co-Leader in 2016.  Ms.... Read More

March 3, 2017
SHRM

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
SHRM

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

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August 16, 2017

Need OSHA Action on Ammonium Nitrate and Healthcare Workplace Violence, Government Monitor Urges

August 16, 2017

Focus is needed on two safety and health priorities: healthcare workplace violence and high-risk facilities that handle hazardous substances such as ammonium nitrate, chief of the Government Accountability Office Gene L. Dodaro has urged Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in a letter. In the letter, dated June 27, 2017, Dodaro, the... Read More

August 7, 2017

For Third Straight Year, No Mines Eligible for a Pattern of Violations Notice

August 7, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced that, for the third consecutive year, none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) notice, which would trigger a temporary ceasing of operations. MSHA said its screening period ran from July 1, 2016, until June 30,... Read More

July 24, 2017

Mine Safety Agency Issues Accident Alert on Haul Truck Operations

July 24, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a “Close Call Accident Alert” after a June 19, 2017, accident involving a haul truck driver. In the incident, MSHA said, a haul truck driver with six weeks of experience traveled into the pit loading area and waited to be loaded. The driver stopped the haul truck about 30 feet from... Read More

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Need OSHA Action on Ammonium Nitrate and Healthcare Workplace Violence, Government Monitor Urges
August 17, 2017

Focus is needed on two safety and health priorities: healthcare workplace violence and high-risk facilities that handle hazardous substances such as ammonium nitrate, chief of the Government Accountability Office Gene L. Dodaro has urged Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in a letter. Read More

For Third Straight Year, No Mines Eligible for a Pattern of Violations Notice
August 10, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced that, for the third consecutive year, none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) notice, which would trigger a temporary ceasing of operations. Read More

Mine Safety Agency Issues Accident Alert on Haul Truck Operations
July 27, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a “Close Call Accident Alert” after a June 19, 2017, accident involving a haul truck driver. In the incident, MSHA said, a haul truck driver with six weeks of experience traveled into the pit loading area and waited to be loaded. Read More