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John Callcott represents businesses in matters involving occupational safety, traditional labor and workplace litigation.  In relation to occupational safety, Mr. Callcott assists companies both in the immediate aftermath of industrial accidents and in the follow-on events.  This includes interactions with OSHA and other federal and state agencies, as well as pre-litigation preparation and planning. Mr. Callcott also represents management in OSHA matters, including inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions. He chairs the firm’s OSHA/Workplace Safety Team and works with the firm’s Emergency Response Teams. 

Regarding his traditional labor practice, Mr. Callcott assists management before the NLRB as well as in grievances pursuant to collective bargaining agreements.  He has handled numerous proceedings and dealt with a variety of unions, including the US Steel Workers, the International Chemical Workers’ Union, the Utility Workers Union of America and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. 

Mr. Callcott has a broad litigation background.  Over his 25+ year career his has litigated a variety of matters, including workplace accidents, commercial, fraud, construction and employment related lawsuits.

Mr. Callcott works with  businesses of many types, including the oil and gas industry, chemical, manufacturing, construction, coal, transportation and health care.

Click Here to read Mr. Callcott's article:  New OSHA Reporting Tactics Cause Confusion for Employers

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2012-Present)
American Bar Association - Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee

Key Experience

Represented employers in numerous proceedings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Defended numerous industrial accident claims in the chemical, oil & gas, coal, manufacturing and other industries, involving allegations of wrongful death, serious injury and property damage
Defended numerous employers against claims of age, race, national origin, sex and disability discrimination

Work Experience

2001 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1998-2001 Blackburn & McCune
1995-1998 Nimmo Hoehn Kirt & Partin

Speaking Engagements

Chapter Reviewer, Occupational Safety and Health Law Treatise, 3rd Edition (2016) and 4th Edition (Est. 2023)

Accident Investigations, OSHA and Workplace Safety Litigation – Private Employer Training– December, 2015

OSHA End of Year Update – Buckeye Steps – December, 2015

PSM Rule Making Activity, Other PSM Expansion Efforts – Appalachian Basin Gas Processors Association – November, 2015

"New OSHA Reporting Tactics Cause Confusion for Employers," West Virginia Employment Law Letter, May, 2015

Mr. Callcott is a frequent speaker and author on employment and litigation-related topics, with an emphasis on technology issues.