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|Industry Standards and OSHA Redefining VSSR Regulations|
Nicholas E. Davis, Lawrence C. Davison, Samuel M. Duran, Christopher B. Ermisch, Cynthia C. Felson; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that industry standards and OSHA laws may be considered by the Industrial Commission in the interpretation of VSSR (Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement) regulations. In State ex rel. Richmond v. Indus. Comm., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1604, the claimant...
|Imminent OSHA Changes|
Jacob E. Roussel, Melissa M. Shirley; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its Final Rule, substantially altering certain employer record keeping and reporting obligations.
|New OSHA Requirements Will have an Impact on Massachusetts Employers|
James S. Singer; Rudolph Friedmann LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014OSHA recently enacted a significant change to the requirements for reporting a death on the job and certain serious work place injuries. It is important for Massachusetts employers to be aware of the new requirements, including what must now be reported and the timing of the reports. The full press...
|OSHA Tightens Severe Injury Reporting Requirements for Employers in Final Rule|
T.H. Lyda; Burns White LLC;
October 7, 2014, previously published by Burns White websiteIn the final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements released on Sept. 11, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration tightened its reporting requirements for all employers covered by the Occupational Safety & Health Act.
|New OSHA Rules |
Kelly Guilfoyle Schoening; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc;
October 3, 2014New exemptions for some low risk employers
|OSHA and FCC Holding Joint-Workshop to Discuss Safety Issues Related to Communication Tower Workers|
David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that they will be holding a joint-workshop to discuss safety issues related to communication tower workers. Last year more tower climbers were...
|California Legislative Update: September 2014|
Ameneh K. Ernst, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014In September 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.
|OSHA’s New Injury Reporting Rules For 2015|
Paul J. Schumacher; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) revised and updated its requirements for reporting work-related fatalities, injuries, and illness information. The new rule is effective January 1, 2015. The rule also updates the list of employers who...
|Another Blueprint for Enforcement: OSHA Announces Final Rule Amending Recordkeeping Standard|
Daniel R. Flynn; Leech Tishman;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014On September 11, 2014, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a Final Rule that will significantly amend the recordkeeping standard. The Final Rule will go into effect on January 1, 2015*. The amendment will provide OSHA with two additional paths to...
|Electronic Recordkeeping: OSHA Manages to Make a Bad Proposal Even Worse|
Melissa A. Bailey, Shontell D. Powell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014In November 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed regulations requiring employers to submit injury and illness data electronically, rather than maintain paper OSHA Form 300 logs of work-related injuries and illnesses and Form 301 injury and illness incident...