Michael Rubin

Shareholder || Phoenix, New York

*Currently licensed in New York, New Jersey and North Carolina only.

Michael Rubin focuses his practice on issues involving occupational safety and health law. He advises and represents employers across multiple industries and around the country in connection with OSHA inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions. He also develops and audits safety programs and policies and counsels employers on related risk-management strategies. He has hands-on experience managing accident investigations—including those involving multiple fatalities—and regularly represents employers before, during, and after the OSHA inspection process. Michael regularly contests citations on behalf of employers and negotiates for the withdrawal and/or settlement of citations. With nearly 20 years of litigation experience, Michael is a skilled trial attorney who engages in litigation before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Michael has tried multiple OSHA matters.

Michael has assisted clients in OSHA matters pending in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Frequently called on to speak on OSHA legal issues at local and national industry events, Michael has presented at safety conferences hosted by EHS Today, BLR, American Society of Safety Professionals, and Associated Builders and Contractors, among others. He also serves as a guest lecturer at Columbia University in the Construction Management Master’s Program.

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With deep and hands-on experience in all phases and aspects of construction, Michael is exceptionally well versed in matters pertaining to the crane and rigging industry, where he focuses a significant portion of his practice. He is a proud member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), where he serves on the Insurance and Risk Management Committee, and he has presented on OSHA at multiple national crane conferences.

Michael has successfully taken the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) written “telescopic boom” crane operator examinations, in addition to completing OSHA-30s in both construction and general industry. Beyond construction and the crane and rigging industry, Michael has handled OSHA matters involving energy, education, railroads and transportation, recycling and waste management, and various types of manufacturing.




Admission to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
  • Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc.
  • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)


  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
  • Department of Labor OSHA-30 Construction Training
  • Department of Labor OSHA-30 General Industry Training


* No aspect of this communication has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. For methodology for selection for one of the honors above, please click on the link.

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