Bradford T. Hammock's national practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety and health law. In particular, Brad provides invaluable assistance to employers in a preventive practice, including:

  • Conducting full-scale safety and health compliance audits
  • Reviewing and revising corporate safety and health policies
  • Conducting manager and supervisor training on employee safety and health

Brad works closely with employers to help them understand and implement safety and health management systems. In addition, he represents employers throughout OSHA rulemaking proceedings, including OSHA’s informal public hearings on proposed rules. Brad also defends employers against OSHA enforcement actions. For an employer that is the target of an OSHA inspection, he offers representation from the start of the inspection through settlement or litigation.

Prior to joining Littler, Brad was the Washington, D.C. region office managing principal of a large national firm representing management in workplace law matters. He was previously an OSHA attorney within the Department of Labor, serving as lead counsel for safety standards. Brad is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most knowledgeable attorneys on the topics of OSHA recordkeeping, crystalline silica, and ergonomics. 

Brad is a popular guest speaker and lecturer on OSHA issues. He has published numerous articles on occupational safety and health law. While attending law school, he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, and associate editor of The Labor Lawyer.


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January 6, 2020

WPI Labor Day Report 2019

WPI Report

September 3, 2019

Can your boss require vaccinations for measles?

The Washington Post

May 9, 2019

OSHA Has Answers for Silica Rule FAQs

EHS Today

February 6, 2019

Speaking Engagements

How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

National Association of Home Builders Webinar

November 21, 2019

Infectious Disease in the Workplace

Littler 2 the Point Video

November 19, 2019

Manufacturer’s Liability under the General Duty Clause

National Association of Manufacturers Webinar

November 7, 2019

Safety Director Liability

National Utility Contractors Association

November 6, 2019

OSHA and Cal OSHA Update

North American Meat Institute

October 29, 2019

Workplace Violence

Ohio Regional Employer Conference

October 10, 2019

Infectious Disease in the Healthcare Workplace

Nashville Healthcare Roundtable

September 6, 2019

Ergonomics in the Poultry Processing Industry

The David Wylie Keynote Presentation, U.S. Poultry Safety and Health Conference

August 13, 2019

State of Play at the Regulatory Agencies: Federal OSHA and EPA Update

Association of General Contractors

July 2019

OSHA Update for the Construction Industry

Associated General Contractors

July 23, 2019

OSHA Update

North American Meat Institute Safety and Health Committee

July 16, 2019

OSHA Update for the Healthcare Industry

Joint Webinar WSH Practice Group and Health Care Industry Group

June 13, 2019

OSHA Update

American Foundry Society

June 11, 2019

Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety

2019 Mid-Atlantic Employer Conference, Bethesda, MD

June 7, 2019

California OSHA Recordkeeping Training - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

February 28, 2019

California OSHA Recordkeeping Training - Century City

Los Angeles, CA

February 27, 2019

Legal Lightning Round: Housing's Top 5 Trends & Issues to Watch for in 2019

NAHB International Builders' Show

February 20, 2019

OSHA's Silica Exposure Rule

Lorman Education Services Webinar

November 5, 2018


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1996magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1992

Bar Admission

District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia