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

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

Undocumented Workers Deserve Safe Workplaces: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not distinguish between American citizens and …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

Those of you who have been following the various iterations of this blog since I first started in 2003 know there are a few things that make me …When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

Fifth Cir. Issues TRO Staying OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings ETS

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Emphasizing that the extraordinary power delivered to OSHA under the emergency provisions of the OSH Act …Fifth Cir. Issues TRO Staying OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings ETS

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Battle for Workplace Safety

As might be expected, lots of good writing about the political and legal drama surrounding OSHA’s recently issued (and blocked) COVID-19 Vax-or-Test …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Battle for Workplace Safety

Are Concerned Workers “Informers”?

In 1995, a little known Republican Congressman named John Boehner stated that “Most employers would describe OSHA as the Gestapo of the federal …Are Concerned Workers “Informers”?

Weekly Toll: Workers Killed Over the Past Week

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Workers Killed Over the Past Week

Build Back Better Increases OSHA’s Budget and Penalties

The Build Back Better Act, announced today by the Biden Administration, makes significant improvements in workplace safety protections for American …Build Back Better Increases OSHA’s Budget and Penalties

Weekly Toll: Wood Chippers, Guns, Falls,Vehicles — How Workers Die

This is a weekly list of some workers killed on the job over the past week. I collect this information through dozens of Google news alert, but …Weekly Toll: Wood Chippers, Guns, Falls,Vehicles — How Workers Die

Fed OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS: What You Need to Know About Physical Distancing

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Today’s topic is physical distancing…when distancing is required and ways to maintain distance. 29 C.F.R. …Fed OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS: What You Need to Know About Physical Distancing

Another Status Update about Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rulemaking

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force It has been nearly a full month since the deadline set by President Biden’s Day-1 OSHA Executive Order for…Another Status Update about Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rulemaking