Session 7


OSHA Update: Walking & Working Surfaces And Other Recent Standard, Regulation and Program Changes.

Presented by Edwin Foulke

This program will examine the current OSHA walking and working surface requirements and the status of current rulemaking to revise this standard.  In addition, the session will discuss other recent changes implemented in standards, regulations and programs under the oversight of OSHA.  These will include changes to the recordkeeping and hazard communication standards.

The program will also review current standard rulemaking and what new standards most likely will become final rules before the end of the Obama administration.

Learn more about new OSHA emphasis programs, interpretation of standards and OSHA’s added emphasis on enforcement and whistleblower complaints!

Edwin Foulke


Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. - Fisher & PhillipsShot November 17, 2008Mr. Ed Foulke, Partner in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices of Fisher & Phillips,    LLP. Co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Mr. Fouke was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April 2006 to November 2008.

During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history.


For more than 30 years, Ed has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues, workplace violence risk assessment and prevention, whistleblower protection, and accident and fatality prevention. He also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C., chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994. Ed was named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by both EHS Today (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and Occupational Hazards (2008) magazines.