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DOJ Indictment of Senior Project Manager Reminds Employers of Severity of Potential Consequences When Dealing With OSHA Inspectors

A 49-year-old senior project manager for a roofing contractor was indicted on April 19 on three charges that he made false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to federal OSHA investigators. The Department of Justice accuses...more

OSHA Announces Rule Clarifying Workplace Injury Reporting That Imposes Continuing Obligation' on Employers to Maintain Injury...

On Dec. 16, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the latest major record-keeping rule change that the agency had set its sights on during the final year of the Obama administration. Pursuant...more

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

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

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

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

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