Major Incident Response: Managing the First 96 Hours – August AIHA / ASSE General Chapter Meeting

Posted: Apr 19, 2017

  • August 3, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Mark Farley

Topic: Major Incident Response: Managing the First 96 Hours

Effectively responding to a major accident requires a prompt, confident approach – especially with criminal prosecutions for endangerment and environmental releases becoming more frequent. Knowing what to expect from a legal perspective and being able to respond to a rapidly evolving situation is key. This presentation will provide practical advice on how to prepare for and then effectively manage the initial response to a major worker safety or environmental incident.

Mark L. Farley is co-head of Katten’s Environmental and Workplace Safety practice. He advises clients on a wide range of environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues, and focuses on internal investigations and crisis response. Mark routinely counsels companies in connection with major industrial accidents, whistleblowers, process safety incidents, and workplace fatalities. He served in lead attorney roles for the most significant industrial accidents in the United States in the last 20 years. Mark also works with clients on corporate compliance programs, EHS leadership, and organizational culture. He was one of the lead partners supporting the work of the BP US Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel, which investigated the corporate safety culture and oversight at BP’s North American refineries on behalf of an independent panel of experts chaired by former US Secretary of State James A. Baker III.


  • 11:00 – 11:30 Check-in / Networking
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Food is served / Networking / Check-In
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Introductions / Presentation / Networking



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