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5th Circuit Asked to Review ALJ Decision to Vacate “Controlling Employer” Doctrine Citation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As expected, OSHA has appealed an ALJ ruling that severely limits OSHA’s “controlling employer” enforcement policy. Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Constr. Co., No. 17-60543 (5th Cir. 8/4/17)....more

Drug Testing and OSHA Retaliation – Can We Test or Not?

by Baker Donelson on

As many employers know, OSHA published a Final Rule on May 12, 2016 that amended the Code of Federal Regulations to add additional provisions regarding proper reporting and retaliation for workplace reporting. OSHA took the...more

OSHA and Workplace Violence: What Contractors Need to Know

Although most contractors go to great lengths to promote jobsite safety, the fatal injury rate in the construction industry – which employs almost 6.5 million people – still exceeds that of any other U.S. industry. The...more

OSHA Suspends ITA Due To Security Breach

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On Monday we blogged about the availability of the new OSHA Injury Tracking Application (“ITA”) that serves as the web portal for the submission of injury and illness information (300 Logs, 301 Forms and 300A Forms) under...more

OSHA Launches Injury Tracking Application

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On August 1, 2017, OSHA finally launched its web portal to accept submission of recordkeeping forms pursuant to the requirements in the final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” Under the rule,...more

Occupational Opaqueness: The Uncertain Future of OSHA Regulation and the Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still without an agency head six months into the presidency of Donald Trump. As such, the future of OSHA is unclear in light of the president’s promises of less...more

Dear Employers, Familiarize Yourself with OSHA's Electronic Injury Tracking Application Before December 1, 2017

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

As reported by the Employment Law Observer in June, OSHA has formally proposed to delay the July 1, 2017 deadline for electronic injury and illness reporting to December 1, 2017. Since announcing the delay, OSHA formally...more

OSHA Moves Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Compliance Deadline and Launches New Website for Electronic Submission of Injury and...

by Locke Lord LLP on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently announced that the deadline requiring certain employers to electronically submit their OSHA injury and illness logs is postponed until December 1, 2017. OSHA...more

The Employment Law Authority - July/August 2017

THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR . . . OSHA’S YEARLY SUMMER HEAT CAMPAIGN - On June 26, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the return of its heat illness prevention campaign: Water. Rest. Shade....more

OSHA Charges Ahead With Electronic Report Rule

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On June 27, 2017, OSHA issued a press release announcing that it would be delaying the compliance date for its Rule requiring most employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. The press release...more

OSHA-Compliant Incentive Programs

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Many employers utilize incentive programs to reward employees for compliance with company safety policies. Many of these programs utilize a system of rewards based upon the number of consecutive days a facility has been...more

Time to Electronically Report Your Injury and Illness Records to OSHA - or is it?

by Winstead PC on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that its Injury Tracking Application, nicknamed “ITA,” will go live on August 1, 2017. ITA, which will be accessible on OSHA’s site here, is a web-based...more

OSHA Launches New Website For Electronically Filing Injury And Illness Reports

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic portal, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), where employers can file web-based reports of workplace injuries or illnesses, will be accessible beginning...more

An Update on OSHA’s Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting Rule

We have received a number of questions about the current status of OSHA’s new electronic injury and illness reporting rule. There is, yet again, more to report! First things first: the implementation date of the rule has...more

OSHA Proposes Delay for New Injury Reporting Requirements

Late last month, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed delay for implementation of its new injury and illness reporting requirements until December 1. The rule originally was...more

Stuntman’s death on ‘The Walking Dead’ set a sad reminder of common workplace hazards

by FordHarrison on

Tragically, stuntman John Bernecker died last week in Atlanta after falling 30 feet to a concrete floor while working on a fight scene for AMC’s zombie-apocalypse series “The Walking Dead.” In response, the show temporarily...more

New OSHA Regulations - Does Your Drug Testing Policy Comply?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

At the end of last year, OSHA began enforcing new regulatory rules expanding the requirements for employers’ reporting and submitting workplace injury and illness records. These new reporting requirements also contain new...more

OSHA’S Electronic Recordkeeping Web Portal To Be Available On August 1, 2017

by Cozen O'Connor on

As part of OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule previously discussed in prior blogs, certain employers will be required to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their 2016 Form 300A. OSHA believes...more

Lawsuits Challenging OSHA Rule Halted as OSHA Reconsiders Rule

by FordHarrison on

In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated the Record Keeping Modernization Rule (the Rule) which required certain employers to submit injury and illness data electronically and...more

OSHA delays new online injury reporting requirement

by GableGotwals on

Q: Is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) changing its reporting rules for employers regarding workplace injury and illness? A: Partially. While the obligation to report doesn’t change, OSHA is...more

OSHA Fall Protection Rule Raises Questions Over ‘Temporary, Relatively Infrequent’ Work

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New questions are emerging about key provisions the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated rule to prevent falls. Effective January 17, 2017, the final rule updating OSHA’s general industry Walking-Working...more

OSHA Proposes To Delay Electronic Submission Of Recordkeeping Forms Until December

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As part of the final rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness, issued in May 2016, employers had a phased in compliance deadline for the electronic submission of record keeping forms. For 2017, employers...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - June 2017 #4

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT - Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor - On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a rule entitled “Improve Tracking of...more

OSHA Proposes December 1, 2017 Deadline for First Phase of Electronic Reporting, Foreshadows Rulemaking on Anti-Retaliation...

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On June 28, 2017, OSHA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register delaying the initial compliance deadline for the electronic submission of worker injury and illness logs to December 1, 2017. This proposal comes...more

OSHA Proposes To Extend July 1 Deadline For Injury And Illness Summaries

by Roetzel & Andress on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had previously set a deadline of July 1, 2017 for certain employers to electronically submit Form 300A, Annual Injury and Illness Summaries. In a proposed rule included...more

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