Darren Crook

Darren Crook

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OSHA Announces Significant Increases in Civil Penalties, Marking First Time Maximum Fines for Violations Have Risen Since 1990

On November 2, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Obscured within the lengthy bill is a provision that not only mandates a current increase in the penalties for violations of standards...more

1/6/2016 - Bipartisan Budget OSHA Penalties Workplace Investigations Workplace Safety

OSHA Clarifies RAGAGEP Definition and Abandons Use of "Commercial Grade" in PSM Standard

On June 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published two interpretations related to process safety management (“PSM”). In this publication, OSHA defined the term...more

6/29/2015 - DOL Engineering Manufacturers Manufacturing OSHA Process Safety Management

OSHA Adds Employers in the Upstream Oil and Gas Drilling Industry to Its Severe Violator Enforcement Program

On February 11, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced revisions to its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (“SVEP”). Under SVEP, employers in designated...more

5/19/2015 - Oil & Gas OSHA Popular Safety Inspections SVEP

OSHA Expands Employers' Reporting Requirements for Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities

On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced revisions to its rule that requires employers to notify OSHA when employees suffer a work-related...more

10/15/2014 - Bodily Injury Compliance OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

New Class Action Accuses UPS of Overcharging for Shipping Insurance

A new consumer class action has been filed against shipping giant UPS, alleging that the company overcharges its customers for “declared value coverage” (i.e., shipping insurance) on the packages it delivers. The case was...more

1/7/2014 - Class Action Shipping UPS

BlackBerry Hit With New Class Action Amid Claims The Company Misled Investors About The BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry and two of its highest-ranking executives were hit on Friday with a proposed class action lawsuit by a shareholder claiming the company misled investors in reports made regarding the BlackBerry 10 smartphone line....more

10/8/2013

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