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 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
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
Dangerous workplaces require particularly careful training and supervision, a judge has stated in convicting a propane company. ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
OSHA has issued a new memorandum regarding the use of temporary workers. See, April 29, 2013 memorandum from Richard Fairfax.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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