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Fisher Phillips

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards, 2018 Edition

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While it is not comparable to David Letterman’s Top 10 lists, at a recent industry gathering, OSHA announced its annual top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018). For those who have...more

Cozen O'Connor

By The Numbers : Business As Usual For OSHA

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According to initial data from OSHA, workplace inspections under the Trump administration in the fiscal year 2018 are about the same as in the final year of the Obama administration. OSHA has conducted 32,020 inspections in...more

Ruder Ware

October OSHA News in Brief – New Interpretation on Drug Testing and Safety Incentives, Targeting Employers Using Form 300A Data,...

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Three related developments on the OSHA front in October have implications for employers. First, OSHA has walked back its previous interpretation of the anti-retaliation rule it implemented in 2016. That rule prohibits...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

OSHA Announces New Site-Specific Targeting Inspection Plan

Just when you thought the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had enough to do responding to reported fatalities, amputations, admissions to hospitals, employee complaints, and conducting inspections based on...more

Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog

OSHA Launches New Inspection Targeting Program

Thank you to Jonathan Schaefer for this post. Jon is an attorney in our Environmental, Energy & Telecommunications Practice Group and his practice focuses on environmental compliance counseling, occupational health and...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Eleventh Circuit Rejects OSHA Effort to Expand Inspection Based on Injury Records

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Introduction - In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) effort to widely broaden the scope of an inspection based on past...more

Littler

Federal Court Limits Scope of OSHA Inspection Authority

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On October 9, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court decision to limit the scope of an inspection sought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In this...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

OSHA Has Begun Using Electronically Filed 300A Data to Target Specific Industries and Facilities

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated a Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using the injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers to...more

Fisher Phillips

Appeals Court Clamps Down On OSHA Investigations

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In a significant victory for employers, a federal appeals court recently limited OSHA’s ability to expand accident investigations beyond their original and intended scope. The 11th Circuit’s decision in United States v....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Eleventh Circuit Limits OSHA’s Ability to Use OSHA Form 300 Logs to Obtain an Inspection Search Warrant

On October 9, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a district court’s order quashing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection warrant. OSHA unsuccessfully...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

MSHA’s Latest Stakeholder Call: The Latest on Fire Suppression System and Powered Haulage Safety Initiatives

On October 16, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted a quarterly stakeholder conference call. Among the topics highlighted by MSHA were vehicle fire safety, in light of recent accidents in which...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Allow Expanded OSHA Inspection

Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace inspections are often triggered by an employee injury or complaint. In such circumstances, OSHA rules only permit the inspector to investigate the workplace safety...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

11th Circuit Deals Blow To OSHA’s Inspection Authority

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Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s order quashing an administrative warrant for the inspection of a poultry processing plant. USA v. Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc., No. 16-17745 (11th...more

Fisher Phillips

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Limiting the Right of OSHA to Expand Inspections.

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Oct. 9, 2018 We've waited for over a year to learn if the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals would uphold an earlier court decision saying that OSHA could not expand an injury-based inspection by arguing that injury records and an...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

MSHA Updates Guidance on Workplace Examination Standard

On September 28, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) posted important updates to its enforcement guidance on the new final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. The new...more

Hogan Lovells

FDA Announces Pilot Program for Two-Tier Preventive Controls for Human Food Inspections under FSMA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will engage in a pilot program to evaluate the benefits of two-tier inspections for some aspects of the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Company And Its Executives/Owners Charged With Criminally Violating Worker Safety And Environmental Laws That Led To Workers’...

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  A railcar cleaning company and its executive officers were recently charged in a 22-count indictment with conspiracy, violating worker safety standards resulting in worker deaths, violating the Resource...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

[Event] OSHA Trends and Developments: One Year Into the Trump Administration - August 23rd, Atlanta, GA

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In this program, our panelists will lead an interactive discussion on the trends we are seeing in OSHA regulation a year into the Trump administration. Employers’ expectations for a more business-friendly Agency have not...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

112(r)/Clean Air Act Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a Goodlettsville, Tennessee Wholesale Grocer Enter into...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (“AWGI”) entered into a July 12th Expedited Settlement Agreement (“ESA”) addressing alleged violations of the regulations...more

Fisher Phillips

An Attorney's Perspective on Combustible Dust Compliance

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I handled my first combustible dust case in the late 80s and long before I worked at the Imperial Sugar plant event, I had learned about the fickle and never-to-be-taken lightly risks associated with combustible dust....more

Hogan Lovells

FSIS Issues Guidance on Retailer and Restaurant Exemptions from Inspection Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released a guidance document to help companies determine whether their operations are exempt from the inspection requirements of...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

New Metal/Nonmetal Workplace Exam Rule Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

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Yesterday we attended one of the last MSHA Stakeholders Meetings regarding the new Metal/Nonmetal workplace exam rule. In case you were unable to attend any of the meetings, the PowerPoint presented at the sessions can be...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

MSHA Issues Final Rule On Changes To The Examinations Of Working Places In Metal And Nonmetal Mines

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In a Final Rule published by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) on April 9, 2018, the agency amended certain changes made to the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines final rule which was...more

Fisher Phillips

Wind of Change: MSHA’s Final Rule Governing Workplace Examinations for Metal and Nonmetal Mines Becomes Effective June 2, 2018

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The changes to MSHA’s workplace examination rule governing metal and nonmetal mines have garnered significant attention. Stakeholders fought back against the original proposed rulemaking, and MSHA delayed implementation three...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

OSHA Trends And Developments: One Year Into The Trump Administration

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Yesterday our panel from Seyfarth’s Workplace Safety team led a briefing on OSHA regulation and enforcement under the Trump Administration. One year into the Trump Administration, employers’ expectations for a more...more

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