Workplace Injury

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2016 Tennessee Legislative Update

In its latest session, the Tennessee Legislature passed four bills that affect Tennessee public and private employers’ workplace policies and procedures....more

FAQ about OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: Establishment vs. Company-wide?

The one question I have been asked more than any other about OSHA’s new final rule for injury and illness recordkeeping electronic submission (aka the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Rule), is whether...more

You Are a Workplace Safety Rockstar: A Supervisor’s Guide to Taking Safety to the Next Level

It’s time to improve your workplace safety program. Fed-OSHA just announced the sweeping new requirement that, beginning in 2017, many employers must electronically provide to the Agency the details concerning the workplace...more

OSHA Changes to Recordkeeping Rules Will Make Injury and Illness Data Public; Restricts Post-Incident Drug Testing and Safety...

Claiming that it will “nudge” employers to focus on safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule which updates the way it collects, and employers report, workplace injury and...more

[Webinar] Get the Record Straight: OSHA's New Injury Recordkeeping E-Submission Rule - June 7th, 1:00pm EDT

As the clock winds down on the Obama Administration, OSHA has been rushing out a series of proposed amendments to its Injury & Illness Recordkeeping regulations (29 C.F.R. Part 1904). Among them is a new final rule to...more

OSHA To Require Public Disclosure of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA recently announced a final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Under the new rule, employers will be required to submit injury and illness data to OSHA on an annual basis for posting on OSHA’s...more

OUCH! Now What? OSHA Creates New Rules for Reporting and Submitting Records of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Final Rule modifying workplace injury and illness reporting requirements. Certain employers will be subject to new...more

New OSHA Reporting and Anti-Retaliation Rules

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a rule which will expand employer requirements to record and submit records of workplace injuries and illnesses. The final rule also contains...more

OSHA’s New Electronic Reporting and Retaliation Rules Will Make Your Company’s Workplace Injury Reports Accessible to the Public

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule aimed at updating the way it collects data and preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. The final rule...more

Too Many RULES, Man!

“Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the rules . . .”* Of course, the mega-topic this week was the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor...more

OSHA Issues New Requirements for Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a final rule requiring electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, requiring employers to inform workers of their right to...more

OSHA Publishes New Electronic Reporting Requirement for Workplace Injuries To "Nudge" Employers to Prevent Such Incidents

In November 2013, in response to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report than an estimated three millions workers were injured on the job in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

New OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements to Take Effect August 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) finalized a recordkeeping and reporting rule to “modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public, and OSHA about...more

Internal Investigations and Privilege: A Redux

An internal investigation into a workplace accident was privileged, and thus protected from disclosure, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently held in Alberta v Suncor Energy Inc, 2016 ABQB 264 [Suncor]. The Court found...more

OSHA Issues Final Electronic Recordkeeping Rule for Injuries

On May 11, 2016 the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule which requires certain employers to electronically submit information regarding workplace injuries and illnesses which then –...more

OSHA Plans for Public Disclosure of Employer Illness and Injury Statistics

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule amending the recordkeeping requirements for employers. The regulation requires electronic submission of OSHA injury and...more

OSHA’s New Final Rule on Reporting Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses May Have Far-Reaching Consequences for Employers

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a new final rule governing the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. The new rule, which takes effect, in part, on July...more

OSHA Issues Final Rules for Online Posting of Injury and Illness Data, Discouraging Retaliation

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued final regulations that permit the agency to post employer injury and illness data online, and also prohibit employers from discouraging workers'...more

OSHA To Post Employer Injury Data Online, Will Require Employers to Submit Logs Electronically

Seyfarth Synopsis: New OSHA final rule requires employer to submit data electronically, to be posted on the OSHA website. On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published the final rules...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - May 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - DFARS: Multiyear Contract Requirements - DOD issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act...more

OSHA Issues Final Rules on Electronic Injury Reporting

On Wednesday, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued final regulations changing the way businesses report injury and illness experience. The new rules take effect January 1, 2017, and will for the...more

OSHA’s New Electronic Accident Reporting Rule Seeks to Dramatically Impair Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing

Many thousands of employers implement post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies to promote workplace safety, as part of accident investigation efforts and in the hope of reducing workplace accidents and workers’...more

OSHA Rule Requires Public Reporting of Injuries by Employers, Bans "Unreasonable" Requirements for Employees to Report

On Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration amended its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping rules to require larger establishments with at least 250 employees at any time during the previous...more

OSHA’s Public Shaming of Employers, i.e., New Recordkeeping Rules

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its controversial workplace injury and illness reporting rules. The new requirements are effective August 10, 2016, with...more

Breaking News – OSHA Unveils Controversial Final Injury Recordkeeping Data Submission Rule

In a May 11, 2016 press release, the Labor Department announced its latest effort to “nudge” employers to operate safer workplaces by way of issuing OSHA’s controversial final rule for injury and illness recordkeeping...more

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