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OSHA Enforcement: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Water Technology Facility Cited for Alleged Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an April 28th news release stating it had cited Xylem Inc. (“Xylem”), for alleged violations. Xylem is described as a water technology company. ...more

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California Court Affirms PAGA Claims Based on Cal/OSHA Violations: Are Further PAGA-Cal/OSHA Actions to Come?

In Sargent v. Board of Trustees of the California State University, the California Court of Appeal highlighted an important distinction between Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims asserted against a public entity...more

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Employers Are Contesting OSHA’s COVID-19 Citations

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Frustrated by constantly shifting guidance and shortages of respirators and other personal protective equipment experienced in 2020, employers are rejecting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations for...more

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Don’t Forget To Promptly – And Correctly – Pay OSHA Penalties

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts workplace safety inspections and issues citations, and, as previously discussed, all penalties assessed after January 15 include increased amounts – with...more

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Cal/OSHA COVID-19–Related Citations May Provide Leverage to Labor Unions and Their Members

A February 2021 California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) press release trumpeted the agency’s enforcement efforts and its recently issued citations for COVID-19–related violations. Cal/OSHA continues...more

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OSHA’s Return To Public Shaming

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Prior to the Trump administration, OSHA commonly engaged in the practice of “public shaming.” In other words, if an OSHA investigation found a relatively serious safety violation, it would issue a press release identifying...more

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Boeing’s 737 MAX Scandal: A Fair Resolution? (Part III of III)

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Boeing’s settlement with DOJ raises more questions than answers.  While I understand that a criminal case against Boeing requires DOJ to identify one or more individuals who have committed a crime that can be fairly...more

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Click It or Ticket Safety Campaign: Seatbelt Facts for Floridians

Wearing your seatbelt in Florida became a primary offense with The Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law, effective June 30, 2009. The law requires all drivers, all front-seat passengers, and all passengers under...more

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MSHA Annual Inflation Adjustment to Civil Penalties

Annually in mid-January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) adjusts its civil penalty assessments, in accordance with the inflation adjustment provisions of the Federal Civil Penalties...more

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OSHA Penalties Increase For 2021

With everyone trying to predict what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will do under the Biden Administration, there is one certainty that we can let you know about. As now happens automatically every January...more

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Construction Industry Employers, Take Heed: “Willful” OSHA Violations May Lead to Criminal Penalties

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The U.S. government recently reminded employers that the consequences stemming from worker safety violations are not limited to civil monetary penalties and specific hazard abatement requirements levied by the Occupational...more

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Employers Take Note: OSHA Provides Details On Most Common COVID-19 Citations

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just issued guidance and an accompanying one-page summary outlining which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these...more

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#WorkforceWednesday: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Citations, Michigan Enacts Liability Shield, and States Battle for Telecommuter Taxes -...

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It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, workplace safety and liability issues are top of mind while employers also look ahead to the tax issues telecommuting will cause this tax season. OSHA Issues Citations for COVID-19...more

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Eleventh Circuit Says General Contractor Was Responsible for Subcontractor's Safety Practices

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s multiemployer worksite doctrine, a company can be cited for safety violations that it did not create and for hazards to which its own employees were never exposed. The...more

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U.S. Labor Department Stops Issuing Press Releases on Employer Citations

During the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor began regularly issuing press releases when an employer received a major Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation or overtime assessment. The press...more

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OSHA Releases COVID-19 Citation Statistics and Guidance for Respirator Fitting

Last Friday, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration released statistics on citations issued to employers for COVID-19 safety violations. OSHA has not issued a COVID-19 safety standard, and the citations...more

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OSHA Reclassifies Citation Based on Employer's Good Faith Efforts to Address the Hazard

If found responsible for a serious violation of workplace safety standards, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration can assess up to $13,494 per item cited. However, when the citation involves a repeat or...more

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OSHRC Unanimously Vacates Machine-Guarding Citation, and then Two More

On September 21, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) unanimously vacated a machine-guarding citation on the ground that the injured operator had deliberately bypassed the guard that the employer...more

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OSHA Review Commission Issues Decisions on Machine-Guarding Violations

Manufacturing equipment can be dangerous. Hazards associated with manufacturing equipment can come in a variety of forms, such as pinch points, sparks, or flying debris. OSHA regulations require equipment with moving parts to...more

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New California Law (AB 685) Requires Employers to Provide Notice of COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace, Empowers Cal/OSHA to Shut...

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On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 685 into law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021. The law does two things: (1) it creates an enforceable statewide standard for how employers handle...more

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal Resources for Business (Updated)

With information concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolving, DRM is committed to providing you relevant and timely guidance on how to navigate this challenging time. ...more

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OSHA Expected to Issue More COVID-19 Citations in Light of Recent Lawsuit

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased pressure on health care facilities, and long term care providers specifically, by issuing COVID-19-related citations and initiating COVID-19-related...more

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County Public Health Departments Ratchet Up Enforcement On Businesses Of COVID-19 Related Restrictions

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Faced with escalating Coronavirus infections in California, county public health departments across the state are ramping up enforcement of COVID-related restrictions on businesses — conducting investigations, imposing fines...more

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Philadelphia Enacts COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Ordinance

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The City of Philadelphia recently enacted an ordinance providing workplace protections for employees who refuse to work in unsafe conditions if they reasonably believe that their employer is violating a COVID-19 public health...more

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Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Supervisors Pass COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance on Cleaning Hotels and Commercial...

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San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed an Emergency Ordinance on July 7 entitled “Cleaning and Disease Prevention Standards in Tourist Hotels and Large Commercial Office Buildings” (the “EO”). The EO is expected to be...more

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