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Three Months Until July 1 Training Deadline: Update On Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Training Requirement

Ontario employers have less than three months left to ensure that their workers and supervisors get “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” before the July 1, 2014 deadline....more

July 1, 2014 Deadline To Provide Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Program To Employees (Your Current Program Is Probably Not Good...

The clock is ticking. All Ontario employers must provide their workers and supervisors with “basic occupational health and safety awareness training” by July 1st, or they will be in violation of a new regulation under the...more

Training is expendable, until it’s not – PART I

September is the season for conferences, getting on the plane to get to them, listening to the flight attendant as they explain how the seatbelt works, what to do in the case of a loss of cabin pressure, and where the...more

Mine Operator Enforcement of Company Safety Policies Held Viable Defense to Employee Disobedience or Negligence

Mine operators have long been frustrated by being held strictly liable for MSHA civil penalty assessments where an employee’s misconduct or negligence was the direct cause of the violation of MSHA regulations. ...more

OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Standard Requires Most Employers To Train Employees By December 1, 2013

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revised the hazard communication requirements to adopt international standards concerning the classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals and the format of...more

“Inherently Dangerous Business” Requires “High Degree Of Attention To Detail” In Safety Training And Supervision: Court

Dangerous workplaces require particularly careful training and supervision, a judge has stated in convicting a propane company. ...more

Education Update, No. 3, July 2013: Field Trips Or Land Mines?

There is no question that field trips are an essential part of strengthening the curriculum and creating an interactive learning experience for today’s students. In fact, most independent schools pride themselves on the...more

Safety First—What OSHA’s Newest Interpretation Means for Employers of Temporary Workers

On April 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to regional administrators regarding the obligation of employers to protect temporary workers from...more

Is Your Construction Site Title 8 Compliant?

Construction provides many needed jobs in California and across the United States. Some economists view the level of construction as a key indicator of a vigorous state and national economy. So it’s important for the...more

New OSHA Focus on Temporary Workers

Does your company use temporary workers? OSHA has issued a new memorandum regarding the use of temporary workers. In this memorandum, OSHA has stated that it will be reviewing the use of temporary workers...more

Labor Letter, May 2013: After The Violence Come The Lawsuits

A lawsuit filed against a business in Minneapolis, Minnesota demonstrates that the problems associated with workplace violence do not necessarily end once the violence stops. Recently, the family of one of six individuals...more

OSHA Announces Initiative For the Protection of Temporary Workers

On April 29, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced an initiative to protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. The initiative, announced through a press release and a...more

Does your construction company use temporary workers?

OSHA has issued a new memorandum regarding the use of temporary workers. See, April 29, 2013 memorandum from Richard Fairfax. ...more

“E-Learning” Safety Orientation Module Coming Soon In Ontario; Printed Copies Of MOL Safety Orientation Materials Now Available

Worker safety orientation is expected to become mandatory in Ontario on January 1, 2014, as we have previously advised. The Ontario Ministry of Labour is developing an e-learning module that workers and supervisors can take...more

Revised Hazard Communication Standard: December 1st, 2013 Deadline for Training and the Basic Training Requirements that You Need...

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard...more

Education Update, No. 2 - April 2013: Keeping Your Students Safe From Child Abductions

A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...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

Alternative Training Methods Could Increase Workplace Safety

While an employer's insurance company is obligated in Alabama to cover an injured worker's medical expenses and lost wages resulting from an accident on the job, an injured employee will not always receive the full benefits...more

Despite Possible OHSA Charges, Employer’s Appeal Of MOL Inspector’s Order May Proceed

An employer’s appeal of a Ministry of Labour inspector’s compliance orders may proceed, despite the inspector’s ongoing investigation into possible charges, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled....more

Automation Systems and Product Liability: Best Practices

Originally published in Law360 on January 25, 2013. Contemporary theater depends increasingly on the "wow" factor. General audiences are no longer satisfied to see a great performance live without an associated visual...more

Make a Resolution For a Safe 2013

It is the New Year and time for making and implementing your company's resolutions for 2013. One resolution all members of the North Carolina Masonry Association should make is to work to improve job site safety....more

January 1, 2014 Deadline For New Mandatory Safety AwarenessTraining, Ontario Government Proposes

Ontario employers will have until January 1, 2014 to ensure that all current workers and supervisors have received new mandatory safety awareness training, the Ontario government has proposed....more

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