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OSHA Delays Start of New Online Recordkeeping Rule

On May 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that employers do not have to file injury and illness information online with OSHA by the July 1 filing deadline. As we noted in a previous alert, on May...more

President Trump Proposes Defunding the Chemical Safety Board

President Trump has proposed a budget for next year that would cut all funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The Chemical Safety Board is an independent federal agency that has operated since 1998. It is responsible for...more

Senate Takes Next Step in Eliminating OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

On March 22, 2017, the Senate voted to kill an OSHA regulation that would enable employers to be cited for recordkeeping violations that occurred as long as five years ago. OSHA had created the rule to try to get around court...more

OSHA’s Top 10 Hits: The Most Common Citations

CitationsOSHA has released its list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations that occurred in the last fiscal year. Not surprisingly, the list has hardly changed from previous years. Employers who take a...more

Federal OSHA Solicits Comments on a Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

On Dec. 7, 2016, the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) published a request for information (RFI) to solicit information on a potential standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social...more

California OSHA Sets the Bar By Adopting the Strongest Workplace Violence Prevention Standard in the Nation

Oct. 21, 2016, after nearly two years of meetings and work, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) adopted a standard intended to reduce workplace violence against healthcare...more

Regulated Industry Successfully Challenges New OSHA Process Safety Management Enforcement Policies

On September 23, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wrongfully adopted new safety requirements for fertilizer dealers who have to comply with the Process Safety...more

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