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Bradford T. Hammock

Office Managing Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8316
F 703-483-8301
Bradford.Hammock@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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January 5, 2018
Kitchen & Bath Design News

Bradford Hammock Comments on OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

January 5, 2018

Bradford Hammock comments on the new respirable crystalline silica standard and its impact on contractors in "OSHA Regulation: Continuous Compliance," published by Kitchen & Bath Design News. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Welcomes Accomplished Litigator Thomas P. Murphy to Washington, D.C. Region Office

January 3, 2018

RESTON, VA (January 3, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Thomas P. Murphy has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. Region office as a Principal. Mr. Murphy joins Jackson Lewis from Hunton & Williams where he was a partner. “Tom has a proven track record of... Read More

December 13, 2017
Business Insurance

Tressi Cordaro and Bradford Hammock Comment on the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rule

December 13, 2017

Tressi Cordaro and Bradford Hammock comment on OSHA extending the deadline for the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule in "Injury, illness reporting accuracy key as electronic deadline nears," published by Business Insurance. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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April 10, 2018

Trump: Winning Over Union Leaders

April 10, 2018

In a speech advertised as addressing the country’s infrastructure woes, and his $1.5-trillion plan for a fix, President Donald Trump reportedly told the crowd that he thought he was winning over union leaders. Speaking in Richfield, Ohio, on March 29, 2018, Trump told the crowd that he “really think[s] the [union] leadership is... Read More

October 27, 2017

What Employers Need to Know about OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule for Construction

October 27, 2017

Full enforcement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new respirable crystalline silica rule in the construction industry began on October 23, 2017, according to the agency. The silica rule is one of the most comprehensive health standards ever issued for the construction industry and significantly reduces the... Read More

August 23, 2017

OSHA Schedules Second Public Meeting on Voluntary Protection Programs

August 23, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled the second of two meetings to “reshape” the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) for August 28, 2017. The first meeting was held on July 17, 2017. OSHA established the VPP on July 2, 1982, to promote cooperation between government, industry, and labor to improve worker... Read More

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Workplace Safety & Health Webinar Series: The Recordkeeping Top Ten

December 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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OSHA’s Big Pivot: How the New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Impacts Injury Reporting, Prevention and Drug Testing Programs

May 24, 2016 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
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What Employers Need to Know about OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule for Construction
October 27, 2017

Full enforcement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new respirable crystalline silica rule in the construction industry began on October 23, 2017, according to the agency. Read More

OSHA Schedules Second Public Meeting on Voluntary Protection Programs
August 24, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled the second of two meetings to “reshape” the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) for August 28, 2017. The first meeting was held on July 17, 2017. Read More

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