Michael Mallen

Michael Mallen

Miller & Martin PLLC

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The Truth Will Set (And Keep You) Free - Making False Statements to an OSHA Inspector Can Result in Criminal Charges

On April 6, 2015, the United States Department of Justice charged a roofing contractor doing business in Alabama with making false statements and lying to OSHA inspectors in connection with an incident investigation at one of...more

10/22/2015 - Construction Accidents Contractors Convictions DOJ False Statements Fines Government Investigations Guilty Pleas OSHA Safety Inspections

Are You and Your Employees Prepared to Evacuate or Lockdown Your Facility?

The events of July 16 in Chattanooga have left us with many still unanswered questions. Our thoughts and prayers continue for those affected by this tragedy....more

10/13/2015 - Emergency Management Plans Emergency Response Employee Training Health and Safety Mandatory Evacuation Medical Emergencies OSHA Workplace Hazards

Why Are OSHA Inspectors In My Lobby, And What Should I Have Already Done To Be Prepared? [Video]

In this short video, attorneys Neil Brunetz and Mike Mallen from Miller & Martin walk you through being ready for an OSHA inspection. Are you ready?...more


Has OSHA's Recent Shift Created The Most Complex Regulatory Requirements In History?

Pop quiz – What's the difference between a bakery, a liquor store and a lumber yard? According to OSHA, not much, when it comes to its newly-enacted reporting regulations....more

1/12/2015 - Employer Mandates OSHA Popular Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

CDC Issues Additional Guidance to Healthcare Employers Regarding Protection of Workers from Ebola Virus

Recently, Miller & Martin Workplace Safety Practice Group provided information regarding the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) launch of its new web page designed to assist employers with their...more

11/7/2014 - CDC Ebola Guidance Update Health Care Providers Healthcare Facilities Hospitals Workplace Safety

OSHA Issues Guidance to Employers Regarding Protection of Workers from Ebola Virus

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new web page yesterday to assist employers with efforts to inform and protect their workers from the Ebola virus. The web page provides employers with a...more

10/17/2014 - Best Management Practices Ebola OSHA Workplace Hazards Workplace Safety

OSHA's Expanding Reach: New Record-Keeping Rules to Dramatically Increase the Number of Reportable Events

Until very recently, OSHA only required employers to notify it of work-related fatalities and incidents involving the in-patient hospitalization of three (3) or more employees. Employers were not required to report single...more

9/23/2014 - Employer Liability Issues New Regulations OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

A Wolf at the Door: Could a Labor Union Encourage Your Employees to Ask OSHA to Inspect Your Non-Union Facilities – Then...

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), absent a few highly unusual situations, a non-employee union representative can be denied access to an employer’s property at any time. Workplace inspections conducted by OSHA...more

5/23/2013 - Compliance Inspections NLRA Non-Union OSHA Search Warrant

Revised Hazard Communication Standard: December 1st, 2013 Deadline for Training and the Basic Training Requirements that You Need...

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard...more

4/10/2013 - Chemicals Hazardous Substances Labeling OSHA Safety Data Sheets Safety Training Workplace Hazards

Are You Prepared for an Unannounced OSHA Inspection?

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (“OSHA” in Georgia or “TOSHA” in Tennessee) is responsible for assuring that all employees have a workplace which is free from recognized safety and health hazards. OSHA...more

1/10/2013 - Inspections OSHA

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