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November 2013

Law360 Publishes Article By Gordon & Rees’s Jim Scadden and Sam Jubelirer on New OSHA Rules

On Nov. 18, Law360 published an article by Gordon & Rees partner James G. Scadden and associate Samuel D. Jubelirer of San Francisco. In the article, titled “OSHA's 'Voluntary' Limits May Circumvent Current Rules,” the authors discussed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recent adoption of new “voluntary” permissible exposure limits (PELs) for various substances.

“[A]re these PELs an attempt by OSHA to, in essence, implement new standards for industry without allowing public comment and participation in the formal rulemaking process? And will the plaintiffs bar find ways to use these new voluntary limits that were never subjected to public or judicial scrutiny as evidence of the levels of exposure that companies should seek to achieve to protect workers and others?” Scadden and Jubelirer wrote.

Scadden focuses his practice on defending personal injury suits involving asbestos, benzene, and dietary supplements as well as Proposition 65 compliance cases and other toxic exposure suits. He represents clients in all stages of litigation throughout California. Scadden is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the fields of Personal Injury Defense: General, Real Estate, and Environmental.

Jubelirer defends clients in a variety of industries, including equipment, food and beverage manufacturers and retailers, against asbestos and other toxic exposure personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Click here to read the article on Law360 or here to read it on the Gordon & Rees website.

James G. Scadden