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Workplace Injury

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

Roadside Workers at Risk

by Howard Ankin on

U.S. roadside workers are exposed to hazardous workplace conditions that put them at high risk of serious injury and death. Each year, thousands of roadside workers are injured or killed while performing their jobs....more

November 2017 OSHA News Releases

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

11/29/2017 – Region 3 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Fines US Environmental Inc. for Safety Violations and Proposes Penalties Totaling $333,756 - 11/28/2017 – Region 6 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of...more

OSHA: Disclosure of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Due Next Week

As we outlined last year, OSHA recently revised its recording and reporting regulation to require certain employers to submit injury and illness data to OSHA on an annual basis for posting on OSHA’s website. The deadline for...more

Nothing To Sneeze At: Evaluating Employee Safety Protections In The Healthcare Industry

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: NIOSH reiterated last week that healthcare workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards on the job and healthcare employers may not be following best practices to protect against these hazards....more

OSHA Delays Electronic Injury Reporting Requirement Until December 15

Last year, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced new rules that will require employers to electronically submit annual OSHA 300A employee illness and injury information. While employers are...more

OSHA Intends To “Reconsider, Revise, Or Remove Portions” Of Injury And Illness E-Reporting Rule Next Year

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA’s has indicated in a news release that it “intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to reconsider, revise, or remove portions” of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”...more

The introduction of Bill 30 brings the potential for significant changes to Alberta’s workplace laws

by Dentons on

On November 27, 2017, the Government of Alberta introduced numerous proposed changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workers’ Compensation Act. The proposed changes are contained in Bill 30: An Act to...more

OSHA Extends Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Date To December 15, 2017

by Cozen O'Connor on

OSHA has extended the date by which certain employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application from December 1, 2017, to December 15, 2017. The following State Plans have...more

New December 15, 2017 OSHA Deadline for Submission of 2016 Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is Fast Approaching

by Baker Donelson on

Employers have until December 1, 2017 to electronically submit injury and illness information from their 2016 Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) under OSHA’s 2016 Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries...more

OSHA Delays First Deadline for Electronic Reporting to December 15, 2017

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On November 24, 2017, OSHA published a final rule in the Federal Register delaying the initial compliance deadline for the electronic submission of worker injury and illness logs to December 15, 2017. By December 15, all...more

OSHA Extends 300A Electronic Reporting Deadline to December 15

by Ruder Ware on

The Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) has announced the December 1, 2017 deadline for certain employers to electronically submit 300A injury and illness reports for 2016 has been extended by two weeks, to December...more

OSHA Extends Injury and Illness Reporting Deadline to December 15th

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, OSHA announced another extension of the deadline for many employers to electronically report data from their 2016 OSHA 300A forms from this Friday, December 1st, to Friday, December...more

Could this be you? Don’t invite injuries to your holiday party

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

It’s the time of year again when employers start planning year-end holiday parties. While most parties go off without a hitch, occasionally, unfortunate accidents do happen....more

Electronic Filing Of OSHA 300A Annual Summary Extended Until December 15, 2017

Well, we waited it out thinking that there might be yet another delay, and sure enough, OSHA announced today that the December 1 due date has been extended until December 15. Remember, the new Electronic Filing requirement...more

WPI Insider Briefing – A Taxing Year Races to the Finish Line

by Littler on

As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress made progress toward their singular legislative priority to enact comprehensive tax reform. Facing uncertainty in the 2018 midterm...more

OSHA Sets December 15 Deadline to Electronically Submit Workplace Injury and Illness Reports

After much uncertainty and delay, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed that the deadline for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data from their 2016 OSHA Form 300A is December 15,...more

What's good 'notice' of a workplace injury in South Carolina?

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Many readers know that statutory protections passed by state legislatures and Congress are often written to favor the rights of employees. One such statute is South Carolina’s workers’ compensation law. The law requires...more

OSHA Extends Date for Electronically Submitting Injury and Illness Reports

by FordHarrison on

On November 21, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA)...more

OSHA Extends E-Reporting Deadline To December 15, 2017

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Synopsis:  As most employers probably know by now, OSHA’s revised recordkeeping rule requires certain employers to electronically file injury and illness data with OSHA. Originally the reporting deadline was July 1, 2017....more

OSHA Set to Revise Electronic Reporting Rule

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Several sources have reported that OSHA is moving forward to revise its “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule which, as of now, will require many employers to electronically report data from their 2016...more

OSHA Delays Electronic Filing By Two Weeks

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Today OSHA announced that it will delay the electronic submission requirements for employers covered by the recordkeeping requirements in Section 1904 until December 15, 2017. Last year OSHA finalized its Improve Tracking...more

Deadline To Electronically Submit OSHA Data

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

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