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OSHA Removes List of “Workplace Fatalities” from its Website Home Page

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In another example of OSHA’s refocus it has dropped from its home page the prominently placed listing of Worker Fatalities. ...more

2018 Environmental, Health, and Safety Outlook for Manufacturers

Reduced Regulation - We all know that one of President Trump’s goals is to streamline and minimize regulations. Among other things, Executive Order 13771 indicated that, for every regulation to be passed, two had to be...more

How Does Workers' Comp Affect SSDI Benefits?

Some people become disabled as the result of a work-related illness or injury. In these cases, the individual may be eligible for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and workers’ compensation benefits....more

A Surprising Number of Hazards May Be Present in Your Office

by Howard Ankin on

Office workers are exposed to a number of workplace hazards like slip and fall accidents, ergonomic hazards, electrical fires, poor indoor air quality and other dangers that result in tens of thousands of work-related...more

Workplace Fatalities Decrease for Health Care Practitioners

Health care was among the occupations that saw the largest declines in fatal work injuries in the most recent year federal data is available, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It recently released statistics...more

Fourth Circuit Reverses Benefits Review Board’s View of the Effect of Retirement

On January 3, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Russell Moody v. Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, No. 16-1773 (4th Cir., 01/03/2018), reversed a ruling of the Benefit Review Board that had...more

Employee’s Decision To Forego Certain Damages Against Third-Party Does Not Diminish Employer’s Recovery Rights

In Duncan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Cert. for Pub. on 12/13/17, No. G054220), the California Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff-employee is not entitled to reduce her employer’s lien to recover paid temporary disability,...more

Baby It’s Cold Outside…So Remember OSHA’s Cold Stress Guide

by Cozen O'Connor on

As much of the country is experiencing record low temperatures, it is a good reminder that failing to take appropriate measures to protect employees working in such environments and avoiding other hazards associated with the...more

OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2018 Maximums

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2018 OSHA civil penalties. We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2017 adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations....more

December 2017 OSHA News Releases

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

12/29/2017 – OSHA National News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employees and Employers Engaged In Snow Removal and Cleanup to Be Aware of Potential Hazards - 12/28/2017 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Labor...more

Best Practices for Staying Off of OSHA’s “Naughty List”

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Construction projects, both big and small, pose a host of safety risks and challenges. Ask anyone who has ever swung a hammer and they will tell you that sometimes accidents on a jobsite are unavoidable. Construction...more

Update: December 31 Is Last Day To File Your 2016 Form 300A Data

by Morgan Lewis on

Employers subject to recordkeeping regulations should immediately begin preparing electronic submissions to comply with the December 15 deadline. On December 18, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

End of the Year Whirlwind for Labor and OSHA Matters! Part I of III

by Fisher Phillips on

The long awaited nominee for Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Scott Mugno, finally received his Senate Labor Committee hearing on December 5, and passed through without controversy on a party line vote. Unfortunately,...more

Ben Ross Retires Despite Everyone’s Not-so-Secret Desire for Him to Stay with OSHA Region IV.

by Fisher Phillips on

People who do not regularly deal with the local, state and federal government may not realize that there is a huge difference between a “Bureaucrat” and a “Civil Servant.” OSHA has more civil servants than bureaucrats and we...more

Breakfast Briefing: Year In Review and Crystal Ball Predictions for 2018

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, members of the Chicago L&E Team hosted the Fourth Quarter Breakfast Briefing to a packed room. This Briefing looked at four key governmental agencies/trends (OSHA, OFCCP and equal pay, EEOC, and...more

OSHA Accepting 2016 Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports through December 31 AND Intends to Significantly Revise the...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA’s has indicated in a news release that it “will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017.”...more

OSHA Again Extends Electronic Submission Deadline

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On December 18, 2017, OSHA announced that it will be accepting electronic submissions of OSHA 300A data through midnight on December 31, 2017. The previous deadline for those employers who are required to electronically...more

Deadline Extension for Annual Injury and Illness Reports (OSHA Form 300A)

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In the “better late than “never” category, OSHA announced today that it will still accept 300A annual summary injury data for calendar year 2016 through OSHA’s on-line Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on...more

OSHA Accepting Electronically Submitted 300A Forms Through December 31

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Last week we reminded employers covered by the recordkeeping requirements in Section 1904 that December 15th was the deadline to electronically submit 2016 300A forms for certain employers. In true holiday spirit, OSHA...more

OSHA Considers Limiting Electronic Submission To 300A Forms Only

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It may be back to the drawing board for OSHA. OSHA had previously announced its intention to make changes to its 2016 Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation, but the recent Unified Agenda of...more

OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Deadline Extended Again – Stroke of Midnight December 31, 2017

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The December 15, 2017 deadline for large employers and small employers in certain “high hazard industries” to submit injury and illness data to OSHA has just passed, but it is not too late to submit injury data without being...more

OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Now in Effect

Beginning December 15, 2017, establishments with 250 or more employees, and establishments in certain high hazard industries with 20-249 employees, must begin electronically submitting to OSHA information from their 2016 OSHA...more

Cal/OSHA Increases Citations on Adequacy of Employers’ First Aid Kits

California employers have recently seen an increase in the number of citations issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) for violations of a General Industry Safety Order requiring that...more

OSHA Announces Two-Week Extension for Electronic Submission of Form 300A

by Morgan Lewis on

Employers subject to recordkeeping regulations should immediately begin preparing electronic submissions to comply with the December 15 deadline....more

Reminder: Electronic Submission Due December 15th

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers covered by the recordkeeping requirements in Section 1904 are reminded that Friday, December 15th is the DEADLINE to electronically submit their 2016 300A. This requirement applies to establishments with 250 or more...more

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