Lou Ferreira

Lou Ferreira

Stoel Rives LLP

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OSHA Law Alert: Oregon OSHA Issues Proposed Silica Rule

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of more stringent standards for crystalline silica, Oregon OSHA has proposed revisions to its own silica standards. Oregon OSHA’s rule...more

8/3/2016 - OSHA Proposed Regulation Public Hearing Rulemaking Process Silica Toxic Exposure

OSHA Law Alert: OSHA Issues Final Silica Rule

OSHA has announced the finalization of its long-awaited silica rule. When it takes effect on June 23, 2016, the rule will (1) reduce the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica; (2) require employers to implement...more

4/7/2016 - Construction Industry Final Rules OSHA Silica Workplace Hazards

OSHA Law Alert: Enhanced OSHA/MSHA Enforcement and Penalties On the Way

Two recent developments suggest that employers can expect enhanced enforcement of worker endangerment violations under OSHA and MSHA and increased fines under OSHA....more

3/8/2016 - Administrative Fines Consumer Price Index MSHA OSHA Strategic Enforcement Plan

Don't Neglect to Understand Insurance Jargon

Unfortunately, insurance requirements in contracts are not easy to understand. The language used in insurance requirements is not always intuitive, but we all know that the consequences of not having the right insurance can...more

4/21/2014 - Additional Insured Endorsements Advertising Injury Bodily Injury Commercial General Liability Policies Endorsements ISOs Personal Property Policy Limits Property Damage Third-Party

OSHA Law Update: Potential Changes to OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard

Last year, President Obama issued Executive Order 13650 which requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to publish a Request for Information (“RFI”) to identify issues related to modernizing the...more

2/26/2014 - Oil & Gas OSHA Request For Information Workplace Safety

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