Timing for OSHA to Finalize the Amended E-Recordkeeping Rule Is Becoming More Clear

By Dan C. Deacon and Eric J. Conn We have a quick update for you about OSHA’s rulemaking to expand the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule.  Throughout the…Timing for OSHA to Finalize the Amended E-Recordkeeping Rule Is Becoming More Clear

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

CSB Back to Three Board Members Again Washington, D.C. February 2, 2023 – With the swearing in of law professor Catherine Sandoval today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) now has three Board members again for the first time since last July.   Sandoval was nominated to the CSB Board by President Joe … Continue reading U.S. Chemical Safety Board

US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York

US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York OSHA cites global e-commerce company for similar safety failures at six locations WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations at three … Continue reading US Department of Labor finds Amazon exposed workers to unsafe conditions, ergonomic hazards at three more warehouses in Colorado, Idaho, New York

New OSHA Enforcement Policy Will Raise Penalties

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is known for its low penalties. Although OSHA’s maximum penalties have been gone up significantly …New OSHA Enforcement Policy Will Raise Penalties

Myths of logical and impartial investigations and safety as no.1 priority: Besnard & Hollnagel 2012

The final two of six asserted assumptions/myths from Besnard & Hollnagel’s 2012 discussion paper. Myth 1: Accident investigation is the logical and …Myths of logical and impartial investigations and safety as no.1 priority: Besnard & Hollnagel 2012

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

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

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