Process Safety Update: The Latest on EPA’s RMP and OSHA’s PSM Rulemakings

By Eric J. Conn, Micah Smith, and Beeta Lashkari EPA RMP Public Hearing This week, on September 26-28, 2022, EPA has been hosting virtual public …Process Safety Update: The Latest on EPA’s RMP and OSHA’s PSM Rulemakings

Weekly Toll: Death at Work

Silo suffocation, refinery fire, highway construction, wildfire, electrocution — all the ways that workers died last week.  n average, almost 100 …Weekly Toll: Death at Work

Why Can’t the City Afford to Enforce Contractor Safety Standards?

Welcome to another chapter of Do-It-Yourself-Neighborhood-Health-and-Safety-Inspector. As many of you know, while walking to dogs, I’m constantly …Why Can’t the City Afford to Enforce Contractor Safety Standards?

OSHA’s Recordkeeping, Reporting, and E-Recordkeeping Rules

On September 13, 2022, Lindsay A. DiSalvo and Ashley D. Mitchell presented a webinar regarding Important Nuances of OSHA’s Recordkeeping, Reporting, …OSHA’s Recordkeeping, Reporting, and E-Recordkeeping Rules

Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

By Andrew Sommer and Megan Shaked In July 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent …Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

Weekly Toll: Crushed, Buried, Suffocated on the Job

Drowned in a trench, suffocated in a corn silo, crushed under a stone, Trench Collapse, grain silo suffocation, falls, burned in a chemical explosion…Weekly Toll: Crushed, Buried, Suffocated on the Job

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance Program focuses on employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety, health WASHINGTON – To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Yet another Trench Collapse. Workers dead in industrial incidents, rail crashes, shootings, electrocutions and vehicle incidents. On average, almost …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Elise Stefanik and the Republican War on Workers

New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is a piece of work. This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows American politics. Earlier in …Elise Stefanik and the Republican War on Workers

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

COVID Keeping Millions of Workers Off the Job COVID continues to take a major toll on the economy, and specifically on the labor force, according to …Dispatches from the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

OSHA Plans Chemical Plant Safety Stakeholder Meeting

September is shaping up to be chemical plant safety month. First, EPA has scheduled public hearings for September 26, 27, and 28 to receive comments …OSHA Plans Chemical Plant Safety Stakeholder Meeting

CDC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidance – But Still No Word From OSHA

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Thankfully, it has been quite a while since there has been a material update to discuss on the COVID-19 …CDC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidance – But Still No Word From OSHA