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

OSHA’s Heat Illness Rulemaking – NACOSH Meeting and Next Steps

By Eric J. Conn and Beeta B. Lashkari As we mentioned in our last update from December, OSHA continues to move swiftly on its rulemaking for a Heat …OSHA’s Heat Illness Rulemaking – NACOSH Meeting and Next Steps

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

Immigrant Worker Lives Matter

Sometimes you see things and all you can do is shake your head — and write. On January 9, police shot to death 26-year-old Chiewelthap Mariar, a …Immigrant Worker Lives Matter

Republican “Workforce” Committee Sees Commies Under Every Desk

I could probably fill this blog every day with ridiculous things that Republicans say about labor issues, but I’ll generally refrain — except this …Republican “Workforce” Committee Sees Commies Under Every Desk

US Department of Labor seeks nominations for membership to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

US Department of Labor seeks nominations for membership to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Announces appointment of four other members WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking nominations to fill six membership vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The 12-member … Continue reading US Department of Labor seeks nominations for membership to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

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

US Department of Labor reminds certain employers to submit required 2022 injury and illness data by March 2, 2023

US Department of Labor reminds certain employers to submit required 2022 injury and illness data by March 2, 2023   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that the agency is collecting calendar year 2022 Form 300A data. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2023. … Continue reading US Department of Labor reminds certain employers to submit required 2022 injury and illness data by March 2, 2023

The 118th Congress: And So It Begins

We’re only a few days into the new Republican-controlled 118th Congress of the House of Representatives (a.k.a. the Q-Congress), and the war on …The 118th Congress: And So It Begins

Congress Effectively Cuts OSHA Budget for 2nd Straight Year

In what can only be described as a colossal disappointment, the US Congress is on the verge of approving a FY 2023 “omnibus” appropriations bill that…Congress Effectively Cuts OSHA Budget for 2nd Straight Year

Empty Chairs for the Holidays: The Weekly Toll

As I summarized last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its annual Census on Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2021. As I summarized, 5,290 …Empty Chairs for the Holidays: The Weekly Toll

NIOSH Best Practices to Help Host Employers Protect Temporary Workers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

NIOSH Best Practices to Help Host Employers Protect Temporary Workers By Seyfarth Shaw LLP on December 16, 2022 POSTED IN HEALTH & SAFETY, NIOSH, OSHA COMPLIANCE, WORKPLACE POLICIES AND PROCESSES By Benjamin D. Briggs, Adam R. Young, A. Scott Hecker, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released … Continue reading NIOSH Best Practices to Help Host Employers Protect Temporary Workers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog