US Department of Labor revises OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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 | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA’s 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Forecast

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Partners in Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group presented a webinar regarding OSHA’s 2022 in Review …OSHA’s 2022 Year in Review and 2023 Forecast

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

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

Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety

Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety Seeks to hold employers to greater account for safety, health failures WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new enforcement guidance to make its penalties more effective in … Continue reading Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety

Weekly Toll: Killed at work

Over the last week, two EMTs killed, a couple of logging deaths, storm-related fatalities, falls, shootings, vehicular incidents.  All in a day’s …Weekly Toll: Killed at work

Ogletree Deakins Launches Interactive OSHA Tracker Tool – Ogletree Deakins

Analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) publicly available inspection and citation data, which dates back to the 1970s, can help employers forecast and spot enforcement trends and changes, identify new and emerging issues, and correlate information to make unique connections that may not be readily apparent. To assist employers, Ogletree Deakins has … Continue reading Ogletree Deakins Launches Interactive OSHA Tracker Tool – Ogletree Deakins

Weekly Toll: Missing from the Thanksgiving Table

How workers died last week. Falls, shootings, forklifts, snow removal, hit-and-runs  ….. On average, almost 100 workers are killed every week in the …Weekly Toll: Missing from the Thanksgiving Table

OSHA Inspectors Find Little Improvement At Ohio Dollar General

Inspection at Dollar General Store in Columbus Finds Familiar Hazards, Dangers as Company Continues to Expose Workers, Violate Federal Law Friday, November 25, 2022 COLUMBUS, OH – When federal workplace safety inspectors opened an investigation at a Dollar General store in Columbus, they discovered violations that were all-too-familiar and the kind that has led to more than … Continue reading OSHA Inspectors Find Little Improvement At Ohio Dollar General

Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA is beginning to review work related stress as a workplace hazard falling under its jurisdiction. OSHA, citing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 2018 publication on Mental Health in the Workplace, has released a Safety and Health Topics bulletin addressing workplace stress and mental health hazards. According to OSHA, these … Continue reading Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Weekly Toll: End of Watch

Yet another trench collapse, preventable falls, oilfield explosion and workers killed unjamming machinery. Two weeks of workplace death. On average, …Weekly Toll: End of Watch