OSHA Issues New Instance-by-Instance Penalties Policy | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an effort to significantly increase the number of citations and penalties it may issue during an inspection, OSHA has updated its enforcement procedures for inspections to permit citations for each instance of alleged non-compliance. In its most aggressive action to-date under the tenure of Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker, … Continue reading OSHA Issues New Instance-by-Instance Penalties Policy | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Democracy Is Power | Labor Notes

Do you want to know how to run your local union more effectively or how to get more members involved? Democracy Is Power, by Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle, provides a blueprint for building a member-driven union. They demonstrate what member control really looks like, and why it is crucial to labor's future. With a … Continue reading Democracy Is Power | Labor Notes

Viewpoint: Burgerville Workers’ Lessons for Independent Unions | Labor Notes

Self-organizing a union on a shoestring? Winning the supposedly unwinnable? Workers at a local burger chain out of Portland, Oregon, were doing it before it was cool. The Burgerville Workers Union, which went public in 2016 and won its first contract in 2021, has recently been influencing and supporting independent union efforts in the region—and … Continue reading Viewpoint: Burgerville Workers’ Lessons for Independent Unions | Labor Notes

US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program

US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program. Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right … Continue reading US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program

OSHA’s Heat Illness Rulemaking – NACOSH Meeting and Next Steps

By Eric J. Conn and Beeta B. Lashkari As we mentioned in our last update from December, OSHA continues to move swiftly on its rulemaking for a Heat …OSHA’s Heat Illness Rulemaking – NACOSH Meeting and Next Steps

Announcing Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s 2023 OSHA Webinar Series!

ANNOUNCING CONN MACIEL CAREY LLP’S 2023 OSHA WEBINAR SERIES Two years into the Biden Administration, with senior political leadership now firmly …Announcing Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s 2023 OSHA Webinar Series!

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

Long Absences from Long Covid We don’t really know how many workers died of COVID-19 acquired on the job. But we are starting to find out how Long …Dispatches from the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

Accident underreporting and the influence of safety climate

Data from Tahira Probst et al. on the links between workplace injury underreporting and the relationship with safety climate. Data was from >1300 …Accident underreporting and the influence of safety climate

Injured Driving To Work? Is It Recordable? #Safety

An injury sustained while an employee is traveling to or from work may be a recordable event under OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping standards, according to a letter of interpretation dated January 4, 2022,Under normal circumstances, employers are not required to record injuries that occur while an employee is commuting to or from work. But in some unusual situations, … Continue reading Injured Driving To Work? Is It Recordable? #Safety

I Asked “Chat GPT AI” To Write An Article About Workplace Safety. Here’s What I Got.

Workplace safety is an important issue in the United States. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing workplace safety laws in the US. One of the most important aspects of … Continue reading I Asked “Chat GPT AI” To Write An Article About Workplace Safety. Here’s What I Got.

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more OSHA again find blocked emergency exits, merchandise stored unsafely ATLANTA – Just weeks after being cited with federal safety violations, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC have once again exposed workers to unsafe … Continue reading Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the wake of increased employee mental health concerns and mass shootings across the country, employers looking to create or enhance a workplace violence program can look to the National Safety Council (NSC), which released a series of teaching materials on workplace violence. With record numbers of mass shootings to begin the year in … Continue reading National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog