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What to Do When OSHA is at Your Door

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

You arrive at work bright and early, only to find that someone beat you there — OSHA is waiting to perform an inspection. Now what? Many employers think they have little say in what happens next. Actually, employers have many...more

Federal employers not required to inspect workplaces that they don’t control: court

by Dentons on

The Federal Court has decided that federally-regulated employers are not required to conduct inspections of places not under their control where their employees work.   The decision will be a relief to federal employers whose...more

OSHA Concentrates its Health Care Facility Inspections on Key Areas, but Specific Requirements Remain Elusive

by Baker Donelson on

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release outlining its focus areas for health care facility inspections. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs),...more

New York City Building Owners Granted One-Time Amnesty of Façade Inspection Safety Program

by Cozen O'Connor on

Under Local Law 11 (LL11), the New York City Department of Buildings requires owners of buildings that are six stories or greater to have exterior walls inspected once every five years. Commonly referred to as FISP (Façade...more

EEOC Denied Inspection Of Employer’s Premises

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In EEOC v. Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC, No. 13-CV-895 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 22, 2015), Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi denied the EEOC’s request to be allowed to...more

Subchapter M - Inspecting the Uninspected

by Baker Donelson on

On September 10th of this year, the President and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) appeared before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and called for finalization by late 2013 or...more

Proposed OSHA Workplace Data Program Could Lead to More Targeted Employer Inspections

by Goodwin on

OSHA has issued a proposed regulation that, for the first time ever, would require certain employers to submit workplace injury and illness data directly to OSHA in electronic format. After being submitted, the data would...more

Your Rights in an OSHA Inspection

by Reed Smith on

A workplace inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can result in substantial penalties where violations are found. Employers need to know their rights during an inspection, including the right...more

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