One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Today is the first anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) directing OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect American …One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

OSHA Penalties are going up:  OSHA’s maximum penalties are going up. Penalties for serious violations are rising from $13,653 to $14,502. Penalties …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

This week: Trench collapse, fires, shootings and stabbings, vehicle-related incidents, logging. Never short of different ways for workers to die on …Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

There is a lot of very good analysis out there about the very bad decision by the Supreme Court to block OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test standard. Here is a…Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time to Submit Comments on Heat

Don’t let the cold fool you. Comments on OSHA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on heat are due January 26. Keep the heat on OSHA and submit …Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time to Submit Comments on Heat

Book Review “Code White” — The Hidden Epidemic Plaguing Health Care Workers

Just two weeks ago, Illinois Department of Family and Child Services social worker Deirdre Silas was brutally stabbed to death while conducting a …Book Review “Code White” — The Hidden Epidemic Plaguing Health Care Workers

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

The Supreme Court, in a predictable 6-3 decision, blocked OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that required employees in businesses with 100 or…Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

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

It’s Alive! OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard Lives to See Another Day

Cheer up. It’s not all bad news out there. OSHA, and the workers it helps to protect, won the lottery– for now: The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals …It’s Alive! OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard Lives to See Another Day

Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Good news! According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 (also known as the year of COVID) was a great year for worker safety. According to the 2020 …Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

OSHA-MSHA Regulatory Agendas Released

For regulatory nerds, no days are more exciting than when the White House Office of Regulatory and Interagency Affairs (OIRA) releases its semi-…OSHA-MSHA Regulatory Agendas Released

Spending Long Weekends with Power Plant Men Shoveling Coal

Revised 12/11/2021 Originally posted on:  June 1, 2012 I was a junk collector when I was a boy.  I considered myself an inventor so I collected all …Spending Long Weekends with Power Plant Men Shoveling Coal