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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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January 1, 2018
Law 360

Carla Gunnin Comments on Implications of Scott Mugno's Nomination to Lead OSHA as Assistant Secretary of Labor

January 1, 2018

Carla Gunnin comments on Scott Mugno's nomination to lead OSHA and what it means for employers in 2018 in "5 New Faces To Watch At DOL, EEOC In 2018," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 12, 2017
Law 360

Carla Gunnin Comments on President Trump Revoked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

December 12, 2017

Carla Gunnin comments on President Donald Trump rolling back the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule in 2017, which required that bidders for federal contracts disclose their labor law violations in "5 Employment Rules That Were Stymied In 2017," published by Law 360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

October 4, 2017
SHRM

Carla Gunnin Discusses How Employers Should Respond During an OSHA Inspection

October 4, 2017

Carla Gunnin discusses how employers should respond to OSHA compliance officers' requests in "What to Do When an OSHA Inspector Knocks on Your Door," published by SHRM. Subscription may be 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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Complimentary Webinar: What to Expect from an MSHA Investigation
July 6, 2018

On July 17, Justin Winter will present this webinar where we will cover the various types of MSHA investigations including the more common “Accident” and “Hazard Complaint” investigations, and those performed by its Special Investigations Department, such as 110(c) “Knowing/Willful Violations” and 105(c) “Discrimination Complaints.” We wi Read More

The Joint Commission Issues Seven New Workplace Violence Prevention Recommendations
June 5, 2018

Many healthcare workers experience violence in the workplace often resulting from violent behavior by their patients, clients and/or residents. Read More

Complimentary Webinar: Preventing Safety Liability at Multi-Employer Worksites
May 22, 2018

Multiple employers work together at the same site all the time.  So if someone gets hurt or if OSHA knocks, how do you know you have done enough to protect your company?  Safety liability can be serious business if you have not taken proper precautions to establish each employer’s roles and duty of care before...… Read More