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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is a United States federal agency established in 1970 by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. OSHA is part of the Department of Labor and is charged... more +
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is a United States federal agency established in 1970 by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. OSHA is part of the Department of Labor and is charged with assuring healthy, safe, working environments. OSHA sets and enforces safety standards and policies. Examples of OSHA's duties include setting limits on workers' exposure to hazardous substances, ensuring workers have access to safety information and protective equipment, and providing employers and workers proper training to prevent dangerous conditions. less -

Labor Secretary Discusses DOL Priorities During House Committee Hearing

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta fielded a range of questions on the DOL's priorities during a November 15 hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Although members of the Committee inquired about...more

Status of State Plan Implementation of OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Data Submission Rule – Updated

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

OSHA’s Final Rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” (aka the E-Recordkeeping Rule) requires employers of certain sizes that fall into certain categories to proactively submit electronic injury and...more

Employees Have a Right to Complain About Intoxicated Co-Workers

The likely reaction to the title of this article would be: well of course they do. Workplace rules of conduct typically prohibit being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and although the condition of alcoholism might be...more

Delays Again For Crane Operator Certification For Construction Industry

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In June we reported that OSHA intended to propose an extension of the November 10, 2017 compliance date for certification of crane operators. Last Thursday, November 9th, OSHA made it official, announcing in the Federal...more

Medical Waste/OSHA Enforcement: Missouri Podiatry Clinic Cited for Alleged Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) cited Anderson Foot and Ankle Clinic (“AFAC”) for alleged violations of the hazard communication standard. AFAC is stated to be a Rolla, Missouri podiatry clinic....more

Beltway Buzz - November, 2017 #2

Now You See It, Now You Don’t—Revised House and Senate Tax Reform Proposals Differ in Treatment of Executive Compensation. As we reported in last week’s Beltway Buzz, the House introduced its tax reform proposal last...more

Legal Perspective on the Health, Safety & Security Responsibilities for US Mobile Workforce

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Fisher & Phillips LLP attorneys are not only well equipped to assist employers in developing or updating safety and health management programs for employees working domestically, but can also assist employers who are sending...more

Hospitals’ Obligations to Employees Withstand Natural Disasters

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Hurricane Harvey reminded hospitals that obligations to employees do not cease during or after horrific natural disasters. Hospitals should have a plan in place when preparing for a natural disaster, such as an inclement...more

Possible Cal/OSHA Regulation Regarding Workplace Violence For The General Industry

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In 2014, the Cal/OSHA Division received a petition for a new workplace violence regulation for general industry. Petition 542, which was originally submitted on behalf of teachers, has been used as the basis for...more

Beltway Buzz - November, 2017

House Republicans Release Long-Awaited Tax Package. On Thursday, November 2, House Republicans released the legislative text of their eagerly awaited tax reform bill....more

OSHA Publishes “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the Crystalline Silica Standards

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Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has recently published “Small Entity Compliance” Guides for the new Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction and General Industry....more

President Trump Nominates Scott Mugno of FedEx to Head OSHA: Things to Watch For

On Monday, October 27, 2017, President Trump nominated Scott Mugno, currently the vice-president for safety at FedEx Ground, to be the new head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Mugno is well...more

The Congressional Review Act: Striking a New Balance between Congressional Control and Regulatory Initiative – The Fate of the...

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After more than two decades in obscurity, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) has now emerged as a major factor in the relationship between the U.S. Congress and the regulatory agencies....more

Recent Webinar Focused on Hot Topics in Safety and Health Law

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The Oct. 11, 2017, webinar in our Workplaces that Win certificate series consisted of a safety and health update. During the event, we discussed topics that included: New developments at the Occupational Safety and Health...more

The Latest From OSHA on Silica in Construction Enforcement

On October 19, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Interim Enforcement Guidance for enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153. OSHA began...more

REMINDER: Arkansas Environmental Federation Health & Safety Seminar: Little Rock, Arkansas – November 2nd

The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) will hold a Health and Safety Seminar (“Seminar”) on November 2nd in Little Rock, Arkansas....more

OSHA Begins Enforcement of Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standards

On October 23, 2017, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcement of its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard (Construction Silica Standard). OSHA enforcement of its...more

[Webinar] OSHA Fatality and Injury Reporting Rule: Lessons Learned - November 14th, 1:00PM ET

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The Obama Administration rolled-out a major change to OSHA’s Fatality & Injury Reporting Rule, which resulted in thousands of more reports of incidents to OSHA. Now, three years into the new reporting scheme, this webinar...more

Corridors October 2017 - News for North Carolina Hospitals

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IRS Revokes Hospital's Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements - On August 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its first revocation of a...more

White House Nominates Scott A. Mugno To Head OSHA

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Late last Friday, the White House issued a press release announcing President Trump’s intention to nominate several more key administration officials, including Scott Mugno as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety...more

Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The White House announced on October 27th that it has nominated Scott A. Mugno to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will serve as the Administrator of the federal...more

Are Falls Falling?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On September 26th, OSHA announced that citations for 9 out of the 10 most frequently cited standards noticeably declined since fiscal 2016. According to OSHA data, preliminary violation numbers from last fiscal year dropped...more

Trump To Tap FedEx Safety Head to Lead OSHA

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On October 27, 2017, the White House announced its intention to nominate Scott Mugno to the position of Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Mr. Mugno currently is the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle...more

Trump Announces Nomination Of Scott Mugno To Lead OSHA As Assistant Secretary Of Labor

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

After months of rumors and speculation, this morning, October 30, 2017, the White House finally announced its choice for the role of Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. I am personally very pleased that nomination was...more

Nomination For Assistant Secretary Of Labor For OSHA Expected Soon

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It is widely anticipated that President Trump’s announcement of Scott Mugno as his nominee for the position of Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is imminent – a...more

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