Heather MacDougall

Heather MacDougall

Akerman LLP

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Easier Than Ever to File Whistleblower Complaints

Whistleblowers covered by one of the 22 statutes administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will now be able to file complaints online. Previously, workers could make...more

12/10/2013 - OSHA Whistleblowers

OSHA Proposes Major Recordkeeping Change

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a major change to its rules regarding the way that employers report injury and illness data to the agency. ...more

11/12/2013 - Compliance OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Healthcare Employers Beware: OSHA Campaign Is Targeting You

On July 16, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it is launching a campaign that aims to protect healthcare workers from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)....more

8/8/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Inspections OSHA Zero Tolerance Policies

Supervisor Misconduct Alone Is Insufficient To Impute Employer Liability Under The OSH Act

On July 24, 2013, in Comtran Group, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit overturned a final decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ("Review...more

7/31/2013 - DOL Employer Liability Issues OSHA Supervisors Workplace Hazards

OSHA Has Been Hard At Work - Will You Be Ready If OSHA Knocks At Your Door?

A look at a recent speech given by OSHA's Assistant Secretary, David Michaels, Ph.D., provides employers with insight into what agency touts as successes over the past several years and its vision for the year ahead. ...more

3/19/2013 - Healthcare Professionals OSHA Safety Precautions Temporary Employees Whistleblower Protection Policies Workplace Injury

OSHA Releases Regulatory Agenda And Projects That Final Action Will Be Taken On 10 Regulations In 2013

The federal government, including agencies such as OSHA, are required to give notice of significant regulatory activity by publishing a "semi-annual" regulatory agenda that outlines the status of on-going and planned...more

1/11/2013 - NAICS Notice Requirements OSHA Regulatory Standards SBREFA Whistleblowers

OSHA Update: More Employers Being Hit with Whistleblower Complaints

As part of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) increased emphasis on enforcement, all employers should know that whistleblower complaints have been on the rise in recent years — as well as the...more

12/3/2012 - OSHA Whistleblowers

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