David G. Sarvadi: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

David G. Sarvadi

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Control
  • Employment and Labor
  • Environmental
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • Pesticides
  • Product Safety
  • Trade and Professional Associations
University Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1969; University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, M.Sc., 1970
Law SchoolGeorge Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Admitted1986, Virginia; 1996, District of Columbia

David Sarvadi joined Keller and Heckman in 1990. Mr. Sarvadi practices in the areas of occupational health and safety, toxic substance management, pesticide regulation, employment law, and product safety.

Mr. Sarvadi represents clients before a variety of federal and state enforcement agencies in legal proceedings involving OSHA citations, EPA Notice of Violations, TSCA consent orders, CPSC Notices, FIFRA Stop Sale Use and Removal Orders, and EEOC Charges of Discrimination. He works with clients in developing, reviewing, and auditing compliance programs in all of these areas, and in obtaining agency rulings on proposed or novel activities and questions, seeking interpretations of regulations as they apply to specific sets of facts. He has been counsel to the National Coalition on Ergonomics from its inception in 1994. He has a background in occupational safety and health, having worked as an industrial hygienist for more than 15 years and became a Certified Industrial Hygienist in 1978, a designation he held until he voluntarily relinquished it in 2010. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a principal in a small consulting firm, and managed a corporate industrial hygiene and product safety program for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Sarvadi was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to participate in a panel of the Institute of Medicine that was asked to review a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the use of respirators in the U.S. He was asked to participate because of his expertise in law and industrial hygiene.

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Sep 25, 2013 Keller and Heckman Attorneys to Present a Course for the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
Jan 16, 2013 David Sarvadi to Speak at the MCAA's Annual Safety Directors' Conference
Sep 12, 2012 Manesh Rath and David Sarvadi Host a Webinar titled Recent Trends in OSHA Enforcement: What Food Retailers and Wholesalers Need to Know
Mar 01, 2012 Webinar Discussing Membership in the Peroxy Compounds Task Force
Feb 24, 2012 Partner David Sarvadi to Speak at the NHCA 2012 Annual Conference
Oct 05, 2011 Partner David Sarvadi Testifies Before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
May 10, 2011 Partner David Sarvadi to Speak at SPI 2011 Fluoropolymers Conference


Jul 31, 2014 OSHA from the East Coast to the West Coast and Hot Topics In-Between
Apr 30, 2014 OSHA Citation for Contractor's Alleged Failure to Exchange Lockout/Tagout Information with Host Employer Heard by U.S. Court of Appeals
Apr 29, 2014 David Sarvadi to Present at 2014 Adhesive & Sealant Convention
Apr 17, 2014 FCC Continues Tower Enforcement: K&H Webinar - Know Your Tower ABCs
Jan 15, 2014 OSHA Inspection of Whistleblower Complaints Based Primarily on Termination Following A Safety Complaint
Dec 18, 2013 OSHA 30/30 - Updates with Manesh Rath
Oct 10, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Webinar on OSHA's Silica Proposal Up Close: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Aug 15, 2014 Will OSHA's Misguided Ideology on Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Lead to More Video Cameras in the Workplace?
Jul 18, 2014 FSIS Proposes New Recordkeeping Requirements for Ground Beef Processors & Retailers
Dec 23, 2013 Hazard Labeling and Adjuvants: A New World Dawns
Nov 22, 2013 Understanding the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative
Oct 24, 2013 Deadline for Training Employees on the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard's New Label and SDS Formats is Dec. 1
Oct 10, 2013 OSHA's Silica Proposal Up Close: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Slides
Oct 08, 2013 OSHA's Proposed Silica Health Standard: A Summary of Key Elements


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EPA Office of Pesticide Programs - Removal of Certain Inert Ingredients from Approved Chemical Substance List - Extension of Comment Period
John B. Dubeck,Kristen J. Hendricks,Michael T. Novak,David G. Sarvadi, January 16, 2015
On October 22, 2014, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) issued a Federal Register (FR) Notice concerning the removal of certain chemical substances from the current listing of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. OPP initiated this effort, in part, because they...

EPA Targets 72 Inert Pesticide Ingredients for Removal
John B. Dubeck,Herbert Estreicher,Kelly V. Friend,Michael T. Novak,David G. Sarvadi, November 3, 2014
On October 22, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register Notice proposing to remove 72 chemicals from the list of currently approved inert pesticide ingredients under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq....

FCC & OSHA Tower Safety
Kelly V. Friend,Lawrence P. Halprin,Manesh K. Rath,David G. Sarvadi, October 23, 2014
On October 14, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) convened a workshop to discuss the recent increase in telecommunication tower worker deaths. The workshop was described by FCC Chairman...

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David G. Sarvadi

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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