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Electronic Recordkeeping: OSHA Manages to Make a Bad Proposal Even Worse

In November 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed regulations requiring employers to submit injury and illness data electronically, rather than maintain paper OSHA Form 300 logs of...more

9/24/2014 - Bodily Injury OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

OSHA and the NLRB Offer Safety Whistleblower Plaintiffs a Second Bite of the Apple by Resurrecting Untimely Whistleblower Claims

In our last Workplace Safety & Health blog post, we discussed proactive steps employers can take should the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) arrive with a union representative or community activist to...more

5/29/2014 - Employee Rights NLRA NLRB OSHA Unions Whistleblowers

How to Be Prepared if a Non-Employee Union Agent Shows Up with OSHA at an Inspection

As we discussed in a previous post, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interpretation letter last year stating that non-employee union organizers or community activists could “represent”...more

5/6/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Inspections OSHA Unions

OSHA Signals an Increased Focus on Hospital Industry

On January 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new, online compliance assistance tool for hospitals called, “Worker Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our...more

2/3/2014 - DOL Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals OSHA

Safety First—What OSHA’s Newest Interpretation Means for Employers of Temporary Workers

On April 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to regional administrators regarding the obligation of employers to protect temporary workers from...more

6/21/2013 - OSHA Safety Precautions Safety Training Temporary Employees Workplace Injury

Creepy Crawly Bedbugs—What Do They Have to Do with OSHA?

With Halloween right around the corner, what better time to blog about creepy, crawly things that go bump in the night? Or at least just bedbugs....more

10/29/2012 - OSHA

“Regulation by Shaming”—What is the Impact on the Economy? (Part 2)

As discussed in the prior blog post on this topic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has embarked on an enforcement campaign, aptly described as “regulation by shaming.” This includes multiple...more

7/23/2012 - Enforcement OSHA

“Regulation by Shaming”—What is the Impact on the Economy? (Part 1)

The long, hot pre-election season is in full swing in Washington, D.C., and to state the obvious, the economy is front and center. As a result, members of both parties have been talking about how burdensome regulations hurt...more

7/18/2012 - Enforcement Enforcement Actions OSHA

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