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
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
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
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
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