Safety Laws

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One step closer to safer children in Florida

Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car. This is a big step...more

ALJ Rules Mine Operators Do Not Have Right to Perform Pre-operational Examinations of Equipment Prior to MSHA Inspection, Citing...

In an opinion issued on December 10, 2013, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Administrative Law Judge Richard Manning ruled that allowing operators to perform examinations of mobile equipment immediately prior...more

Connecticut Workers Are Protected From Head To Toe

Over the course of time, the Connecticut Legislature has enacted numerous and varied laws for the protection of Connecticut workers. Some become quite well known, like the recent paid sick leave law, others are more obscure....more

Bill to Recommence WHS Prosecutions Goes Before NSW Parliament

A Bill enabling WorkCover to revive work health and safety prosecutions commenced by solicitors and to vest jurisdiction in the District and Local Courts to hear Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters has been introduced into...more

New, stricter consequences for boating under the influence in Washington State

Washington State boasts 3,200 miles of shoreline, 7,800 lakes, and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams. According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, Puget Sound has the highest per capita boat usage in the country....more

EU and Japan Aim for Mutual Recognition of Auto Safety Standards

Automotive trade is key to many trade agreements, and the proposed EU-Japan trade agreement is one of them. The second round of negotiations between the EU and Japan, which is being held in Tokyo, Japan from June 24, 2013...more

Click It Or Ticket

As more and more people hit the road for summer vacations, graduations or family outings, you may notice additional law enforcement agencies on the road enforcing seat belt safety laws....more

Congress Passes New Transportation Funding Bill

MAP-21 has been signed into law. The U.S Congress passed the immense new transportation bill that mandates many new provisions affecting motor carrier safety. One of the most important provisions being that all interstate bus...more

Union Asks Court To Initiate Safety Prosecution Against Employer

A union has taken the unusual step of asking the Federal Court to order the federal Minister of Labour to prosecute a company for alleged safety violations....more

HEALTH AND SAFETY CLIENT ALERT: MSHA Issues a Final Rule to Revise the POV System

On Wednesday, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) kicked off its regulatory agenda by lifting the veil on its final rule to revise the Pattern of Violations (POV) system under 30 C.F.R. Part 104. Unless...more

Ontario MOL’s Winter Safety Blitzes

Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are conducting a winter safety blitz looking for the following...more

Even Careless, Reckless Workers Protected By OHSA: Ontario Court

A Justice of the Peace has reaffirmed that Ontario’s safety laws are intended to protect not only safe workers, but also workers who make mistakes, are careless or are reckless....more

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