August 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
When: August 17th 12pm-1pm
Where: Virtual; Zoom, link/password will be sent after registration to event
Topic: Critical Cal/OSHA Updates: Covid plus much more. An informative session with updates on the present and future Covid-19 regulations, pending draft regulations, and the latest workplace safety enforcement efforts within California.
About the Speaker
Karen Tynan is a shareholder in the Sacramento office and Chair of the West Coast OSHA Practice of Ogletree Deakins. Karen is originally from the state of Georgia, and after graduating with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, she worked for Chevron Shipping Company for ten years – sailing as a ship’s officer on oil tankers rising to the rank of Chief Officer with her Unlimited Master’s License as well as San Francisco Bay pilotage endorsement. She served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1987 to 2000. The last fifteen years, Karen specialized in defending employers in the workplace safety arena, responding to catastrophic incidents, and defending sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits for California employers including construction companies, manufacturers, transportation companies, wineries, and media companies. You can find Karen at site inspections, advising clients, or in trial before the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board.
Karen was appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun by Governor Gavin Newsom on January 13, 2021. Karen has been a community leader in Northern California taking leadership positions in a number of school boards and community organizations including schools, libraries and professional organizations. She is the founding counsel for the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing, which brought prize equality to women’s surfing by working closely with the leading big-wave women athletes and the California Coastal Commission and State Lands Commission from 2016 through 2019.