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MSHA/OSHA Report - May 2013

Escalating Enforcement by MSHA of Prohibition against Advance Notice of Inspection - Section 103 of the Federal Mine Safety Act requires the Secretary of Labor to conduct frequent inspections and investigations at...more

6/3/2013 - Advance Notice Investigations Mining MSHA OSHA Safety Inspections Safety Precautions Unions

OSHA to Propose Extension of Operator Certification and Qualification Requirements to November 10, 2017

Faced with mounting pressure from the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) appears to have acknowledged that there are significant compliance problems with the operator certification...more

5/29/2013 - Certifications Compliance Construction Cranes Extensions Operators OSHA

OSHA Enforcement Trends

At an American Bar Association meeting in March 2013, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Richard Fairfax discussed recent statistics that continue to reflect OSHA’s enforcement efforts....more

5/8/2013 - OSHA Penalties Safety Precautions SVEP

Non-Union Employees at Worksite Safety Inspections Contradicts OSHA Regulation and Creates Host of Issues for Employers

With private sector union density steadily declining, unions will take help anywhere they can get it. The most recent case in point: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interpretation letter on...more

5/6/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Non-Union OSHA Safety Inspections

Shipbuilders Council of America and OSHA Settle Lawsuit, OSHA Issues First Interpretation Letter for Shipyard Industry on Subpart...

On August 1, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards for General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment (1915, Subpart F) became effective. These standards included requirements covering...more

1/25/2013 - Lockout/Tags-Plus Longshoremen OSHA SESAC Settlement Shipyard Industry Workplace Hazards

OSHA Finally Publishes Regulatory Agenda

On December 21, 2012, the full semiannual regulatory agenda for federal agencies was published. This regulatory agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation,...more

1/16/2013 - DOL OSHA Regulatory Agenda Safety Precautions SBREFA

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

MSHA/OSHA Report - November 2012

In This Issue: - MSHA Update ..End of Temporary Reinstatement - That Was Not Temporary - OSHA Update ..Wanted: Regulatory Agendas for 2012 Please see full report below for more information....more

11/30/2012 - Hiring & Firing Mining MSHA OSHA Safety Precautions Termination

Wanted: Regulatory Agendas For 2012

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the federal government is required to give notice of significant rulemaking activities by publishing semi-annual regulatory agendas (unified agendas) that describe current and intended...more

11/27/2012 - OIRA OMB OSHA Regulatory Flexibility Act

Three-Year Waiting Period for SVEP Removal

In August 2012, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to all regional administrators within the agency setting out criteria for removing employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement...more

10/1/2012 - Enforcement Enforcement Actions OSHA SVEP

MSHA/OSHA Report - August 2012

In This Issue: Safety and Health Enforcement Developments: - MSHA Update - OSHA Update ..OSHA's Oil & Gas Flame Resistant Clothing Memo Held to Be Improper Rulemaking ..Final Electric Power Transmission and...more

8/30/2012 - Electricity Mining MSHA Oil & Gas OSHA Safety Precautions

OSHA’s Oil & Gas Flame Resistant Clothing Memo Held To Be Improper Rulemaking

On March 19, 2010, OSHA issued a Fire Resistant/Retardant Clothing enforcement memorandum pertaining to oil and gas operations. The memo stated that engineering and administrative controls may not be sufficient to protect oil...more

8/20/2012 - Oil & Gas OSHA

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