FAQs About OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings Emergency Temporary Standard

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force In a Friday night surprise (December 17th), the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the …FAQs About OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings Emergency Temporary Standard

30+ Challenges to OSHA’s Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings ETS Consolidated in the Sixth Circuit

By Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s COVID-19 Task Force Since OSHA published its Vaccinations, Testing, and Face Coverings ETS in the Federal Register 11 days…30+ Challenges to OSHA’s Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings ETS Consolidated in the Sixth Circuit

“Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series” #OSHA #Webinar

The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books. We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit. Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies. Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

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The Trump Administration has taken the reins at OSHA, and the first year of the new OSHA’s enforcement and regulatory (or de-regulatory) agenda is in the books.  We have already seen significant changes in the way OSHA does business and the tools available to the Agency in its toolkit.  Now, as the new Administration finishes filling out the OSHA leadership team with its own appointees, we are sure to see shifting of enforcement priorities, budgets and policies, and an amplified effort to repeal or re-interpret controversial Obama-era OSHA rules and policies.  Accordingly, it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

Conn Maciel Carey’s complimentary 2018 OSHA Webinar Series, presented by the firm’s national OSHA Practice Group, is designed to give employers insight into changes and developments at OSHA during this period of flux.

To register for an individual webinar, click the link below the program description.  

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[Webinar] “Regulatory Update: OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule – December 12th, 1:00pm ET”

Date: Tuesday December 12, 2017 Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT Your Hosts: Eric J. Conn, Amanda Strainis-Walker, and Micah Smith Click here to register for this webinar. Following the tragic West Fertilizer explosion in 2013, Pres. Obama issued an Executive Order directing OSHA, EPA and other agencies to “modernize” the manner in which the government regulates chemical manufacturing … Continue reading [Webinar] “Regulatory Update: OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule – December 12th, 1:00pm ET”

“Department of Labor Names Wayne Palmer Acting Head of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)”

Important Update from the Great Folks at “MSHA Law Updates from the MSHA Practice Group at Conn Maciel Carey”

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By: Nicholas W. Scala

While it remains to be seen whether a formal presidential appointee will be tapped to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Trump Administration finally made an influx of leadership decisions for the agency. Update

The Department of Labor announced that Wayne Palmer, former Chief of Staff to Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, is now the acting head of MSHA. Palmer’s replacement at the Department of Labor, Nicholas Geale (who is also the Department’s acting Solicitor), stated that Palmer is from Pennsylvania and has “mining in his family’s background.” However, it is not readily apparent if he has any professional experience working with the mining industry. Palmer’s political experience includes working for Senators Rick Santorum (R-PA) and George Voinovich (R-OH), as well as lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry.

It is still believed the administration will nominate an appointee to serve as permanent Assistant Secretary for MSHA…

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“Is That My Employee? Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers” @OSHA_Guy

Employers must beware as the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) cracks down on what it perceives as rampant misclassifying employees as contractors and shirking other responsibilities, such as safety training, because a worker is supplied by another employer.  With more and more unique employment relationships and multi-employer worksites, it is crucial to understand the complexities … Continue reading “Is That My Employee? Multi-Employer, Joint-Employer, Independent Contractors and Temp Workers” @OSHA_Guy