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How the Office of General Counsel (OGC) Serves as a Resource to EHS. Policy development and revision General guidance regarding response to inquiries or visits by government agencies and appeal/abatement/payment of fines.

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how the office of general counsel ogc serves as a resource to ehs

How the Office of General Counsel (OGC) Serves as a Resource to EHS

Policy development and revision

General guidance regarding response to inquiriesor visits by government agencies and appeal/abatement/payment of fines.

Support for the resolution of potential or identified areas of non-compliance.

Dispute resolution – service providers, employment-related matters

Supervisor training – policies regarding harassment and discrimination and Title IX.

ogc as resource to ehs
OGC as Resource to EHS
  • Support post-accident – documentation required, preservation of evidence, charge to investigate to protect atty.-client privilege – in preparation for litigation (Litigation hold memoranda.).
  • Claims resulting in lawsuits – litigation management, document requests/production, preparation of witnesses for deposition and trial.
  • Negotiation of contract terms for certain regulated services, consulting agreements and Brownfield credits.
liability v responsibility indemnification

Liability v. Responsibility - Indemnification

OGC Memo on Insurance & Indemnification of MIT Staff & Volunteers:

https://web.mit.edu/ogc/pdf/indemnification-insurance-memo.pdf

“Performance of activities in good faith and within the scope of their MIT employment “

Negligence v. fraud, criminal acts – what’s covered by MIT’s insurance program?

Responsibility – your job description.

Liability – a legal obligation or determination