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 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

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

Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

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: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

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

Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

By Ashley D. Mitchell Published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021, the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing…Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have set a Congressional Review Act vote this afternoon on repealing the Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard …Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

This week: Mining incident, falls, machinery, shootings, forklifts, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

In politics, bad news always comes late Friday afternoon. And the whole vaccine/test requirement issue is no exception to that timing. And it’s …Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Paying for COVID-19 Testing

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Taskforce As the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) works its way through the…Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Paying for COVID-19 Testing