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México: Se modifica la norma NOM- 006-STP-2014 sobre el manejo y almacenamiento de materiales

by Littler on

El pasado 18 de septiembre de 2017, se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, el acuerdo por el que se modifica la Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM- 006-STP-2014 --- sobre el manejo y almacenamiento de materiales como parte...more

Mexico: Amendment to Regulations Governing Handling and Storage of Materials

by Littler on

On September 18, 2017, the Official Gazette published an amendment to the regulations on the handling and storage of materials. Specifically, the amendment modifies the Mexican Official Regulation NOM- 006-STP-2014, which...more

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017

Clinicians, engineers, safety analysts and scientists at the ECRI Institute have released a looming list of things that could go wrong with modern medical devices and technology in the marketplace....more

5th Circuit Asked to Review ALJ Decision to Vacate “Controlling Employer” Doctrine Citation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As expected, OSHA has appealed an ALJ ruling that severely limits OSHA’s “controlling employer” enforcement policy. Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Constr. Co., No. 17-60543 (5th Cir. 8/4/17)....more

Legal issues for those running construction businesses - (H&S, planning, employment and real estate)

by Dentons on

Welcome to our Summer 2017 round-up of issues relevant to UK construction businesses. Each of the summaries below links to a recent article from colleagues specialising in health and safety, planning, employment or real...more

Are We Due for a Makeover?

by Hogan Lovells on

Many have questioned what affect a proposed legislative facelift, to the cosmetic industry, will have on manufacturers, retailers and, of course, on consumers. According to the Department of Trade and Industry, the total...more

Trump's Proposed 2018 Budget Will Double FDA User Fees

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

During his speech last month to a joint session of Congress, President Trump called out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its “slow and burdensome approval process.” Those comments came on the heels of Trump’s...more

New Health and Safety Sentencing Guideline comes into Force

by Dentons on

The definitive guideline on Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences (the Guideline) was published on 3 November 2015 and comes into force for all matters sentenced on or after 1...more

Rebmasen Law: its major changes

by Dechert LLP on

On the heels of Macron Law, which aims to provide more flexibility to employers, the French government recently enacted Rebsamen Law. Rebsamen Law (hereafter “the Law”), aims to simplify relations between unions and employer...more

SHE Matters - Summer 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Changes to Comah Regulations - Make Sure You Are Prepared - Strengthening of Enforcement Powers Under the Environmental Permitting Regine and Tackling Waste Crime - Will You Be Affected? - The...more

Be Alert: Summer Working Hours

by DLA Piper on

With the summer time months approaching and the temperature and humidity continuing to rise, the annual summer working time hours will soon be implemented in the GCC countries. Summers in the Middle East are well known...more

Letters of the Law: 'F' is for Fire Safety

by DLA Piper on

A to Z of Construction Law in Qatar Series - Achieving fire safety standards is paramount for the successful completion of many construction and engineering projects but what approval is needed, how does it affect the...more

SHE Matters - Winter 2014/2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Fee For Intervention – Is It Set To Stay? - How To Protect Brand Reputation And Sales From The Risks Associated With A Product Recall - Review Of The Proposed Changes In The Sentencing Of Health...more

Five 2015 Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Manufacturers Need to Keep An Eye on

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Matt set a pretty high bar last week, summarizing his thoughts for what could be a tumultuous 2015 on the labor and employment front. Now, it’s my turn to provide some thoughts for 2015 the EHS front. I’m not sure I’d call...more

UK Health and Safety Laboratory Will Hold Course on Nanotechnology Health and Safety

On January 27, 2015, the United Kingdom (UK) Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) will hold a one-day course on “Nanotechnology Health & Safety -- A Practical Approach.” The course is intended to help participants gain an...more

Recent Changes to California Medical Information Privacy Laws Create More Flexibility and Give Rise to Increased Enforcement

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Under California Health & Safety Code (HSC) sections 1280.15(a) and (b), California licensed clinics, hospitals, home health agencies and hospices are required to prevent “unlawful or unauthorized access to, and use or...more

Manufacturers Are Building Occupants, too – EHS Issues Related to Building Occupancy

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Obviously, our blog focuses on issues that affect manufacturers. Specifically, my posts deal with environmental or health and safety issues manufacturers face. Sometimes, though, it’s good to step back and remember that...more

New WA Work Health & Safety Bill and OFSC Dispenses with Requirement for AS 4801 Accreditation

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Western Australian (WA) Government has introduced its long awaited Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (Bill) and is currently seeking public feedback on the draft legislation. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch...more

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