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Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon and Sean Shirley Share Best Practices to Mitigate Risk in Joint Worksites and OSHA’s Expectations for Businesses with Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama

Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon, partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and member of the Labor & Employment and Litigation Practices, and Sean Shirley, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, recently presented to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama as part of the organization’s annual Safety Council Meeting. The presentation, “Lessons Learned from a Workplace Fatality” focused on best practices to mitigate risk in joint and multi-employer worksites as well as OSHA’s expectations for businesses. 

The core purpose of ABC is to advance and defend the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and to provide members and their employees with an opportunity to succeed.

As a labor and employment attorney, Tashwanda is recognized for her ability to provide counsel to large and small corporations on complex and emerging employment laws and for her experience helping HR teams develop clear policies to guide their workforce. Tashwanda represents management in both union and nonunion settings in the litigation of federal and state employment and labor law claims, with a particular focus on workplace OSHA and recently spoke with Bloomberg about Tyson Food Inc.’s Eighth Circuit Case, alleging they mishandled a COVID-19 outbreak at their Iowa plant. 

With more than 20 years of practice, Sean Shirley regularly represents clients in complex personal injury, property damage, toxic tort, product liability and wrongful death cases including, but not limited to, electrical systems, gas pipeline systems and their components, child restraint systems, construction materials and HVAC products, among others. Sean has first-chair jury trial experience and has tried multiple jury trials to verdict.