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The Lion Bite Case Sleeps in Nevada, But It’s a Whale of a Story

The tragic death of an orca (commonly called killer whales) trainer at SeaWorld of Florida in 2010 has stimulated much debate on whether direct contact between wild animals and humans should be permitted in entertainment...more

3/17/2014 - Compliance DOL Employer Liability Issues OSHA

Judge Rejects OSHA’s “Enterprise-Wide” Relief Theory

In what apparently is a case of first impression, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) recently decided that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH...more

10/31/2013 - OSHA USPS Workplace Hazards

OSHA Finally Releases Proposed New Rule on Silica Exposure

On August 23, 2013 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed new rule on silica exposure. Public comments on the proposed rule are due no later than 90 days from publication in the Federal...more

8/28/2013 - OMB OSHA Proposed Regulation Toxic Exposure

With Richard Fairfax Retiring, a Crossroads for OSHA?

Richard Fairfax, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, has announced that, as long-expected, he will retire on May 3, 2013. As Melissa Bailey, Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’...more

4/16/2013 - Enforcement OSHA Workplace Hazards

OSHA Cites Employers for Workplace Violence

In 2011, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a directive advising its compliance officers of “Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Workplace Violence Incidents.” Under the...more

12/13/2012 - Megawest Financial OSHA Workplace Violence

OSHA Ratchets Up Heat-Related Inspections; Expect State Plans Like Nevada To Follow

Under pressure to respond to the risks to employees created by the nationwide heat wave this summer, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently instructed its field enforcement staff, “to expedite...more

7/30/2012 - Enforcement OSHA

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