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Safety Precautions Compliance

Seriously, It's Time to Take Safety Seriously

by Baker Donelson on

The Federal government is engaging tough measures to ensure corporations take safety seriously. First, OSHA is in the process of implementing changes to its penalty calculation system, which includes increasing penalty...more

Mine Fatalities: Causes, Prevention, and MSHA Enforcement

A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014. Coal Mines - - Four underground employees on foot were crushed by equipment in operation. - Two...more

Five tips on preventing workplace violence

by McAfee & Taft on

Acts of workplace violence have, unfortunately, become all too common. Workplace violence can include anything from minor physical altercations and threats to tragic and brutal attacks or shootings. For employers, preventing...more

OSHA Emphasizes Employer Safety Obligations to Temporary Employees

Last month, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a policy memorandum intended to set forth safety compliance obligations for temporary employment agencies and the companies using their labor...more

Affirmative Action Alert Oh, No! Another Executive Order For Federal Contractors

For the fifth time in seven months, President Obama has signed an Executive Order directed solely toward federal contractors and their employees. Yesterday, he signed the "Fair Play and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order to...more

Court Grants Deference to Secretary of Labor's Interpretation of OSHA Regulation

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

When the Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission offer competing but reasonable interpretations of a worker safety regulation, the Secretary's interpretation is entitled...more

Two Months Until July 1 Safety Awareness Training Deadline: Will You Be Compliant?

by Dentons on

The July 1, 2014 deadline is quickly approaching. Employers in Ontario have two months to ensure that their workers and supervisors complete “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” before the deadline....more

A Reminder: New OSHA Training Requirements Are Now In Place

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Over the next few years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be phasing in certain safety requirements designed to align its Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized...more

More Compliance Lessons From The Asiana/SFO Crash Investigation

by Thomas Fox on

I have long been interested in the intersection in the changes in attitude regarding safety in the workplace by corporations and the changing attitudes on doing business through bribery and corruption. As a trial lawyer...more

Product safety law and compliance in Germany

by DLA Piper on

An overview - When placing consumer products on the German market, various product safety standards have to be met. The applicable rules and regulations can be quite difficult to determine. Failure to comply will...more

FAA Lets OSHA Standards Board the Plane

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final policy allowing the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to enforce certain of its safety standards for aircraft...more

CPSC Approves $3.9 Million Penalty and Imposition of Compliance Program for National Retail Chain

by Mintz Levin on

A unanimous U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that Ross Stores Inc. (“Ross”), a national discount retailer, agreed to pay a $3.9 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to report...more

Challenges Abroad: Ensuring Fair Working Conditions for Third Parties

by NAVEX Global on

Since Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh in April, killing 1,100 workers, many retailers have taken a closer look at the working conditions in their third party suppliers’ factories. European retailers like...more

Enterprise Risk Management: The benefits of online policy and procedure management systems

by NAVEX Global on

ABSTRACT - Operational inefficiencies, sub-optimal patient care, financial losses and missing or ineffective sanctions for non-compliance are all potential outcomes that can stem from passive policy and procedure management....more

Controversial U.S. Medical Study Raises Informed Consent Questions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The recent controversy surrounding a study of newborn babies in universities across the United States demonstrates the importance of compliance with human subject protection regulations in medical research....more

CPSC Imposes Comprehensive Compliance Programs in Two Settlements, Warns this is the Wave of the Consumer Products Future

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

It is no news that Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (the Act) requires immediate reporting to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of any information which could support the conclusion that a product...more

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