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|OSHA Announces Request for Information on Communication Tower Safety|
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015On April 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) on Communication Tower Safety. The agency requests that the communication tower industry and the general public send in comments and information by June 15, 2015,...
|New Mandatory Working at Heights Training|
Maria Kotsopoulos; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
April 28, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015On April 1, 2015, mandatory working at heights training came into effect under the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training Regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for workers on construction sites using any of the following methods of fall protection:
|EU Classification and Labeling Rules for Mixtures Effective June 2015|
Ales Bartl, Gyongyi David, Francoise S. Labrousse, Holger Neumann, Ursula Schliessner; Jones Day;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015On June 1, 2015, new rules take effect for the classification and labeling ("C&L") of hazardous chemicals and mixtures distributed in the European Union ("EU").
|Are You Ready for Training Requirements for Those Working at Heights?|
Cynthia R. C. Sefton; Aird & Berlis LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on March 2015Ontario Regulation 297/13 (the “Regulation”), made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, mandates that employers ensure that their workers and supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program. The Regulation also sets out those matters that...
|OSHA Releases Communication Tower Request for Information|
Manesh K. Rath, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015Continuing its efforts to address hazards associated with communications tower construction, servicing, and maintenance, on April 15, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published in the Federal Register in the a Request for Information (“RFI”)...
|Appellate Court Upholds California Air Resources Board’s Recall and Repair Authority for Heavy-Duty Engines|
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015In Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, 2014 Cal App Lexis 1075 (November 24, 2014) the California court of appeal reversed a trial court’s ruling and upheld the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) authority to adopt regulations requiring the testing and recall of...
|Update - Enforcement of OSHA Reporting Requirements|
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 2015As you know by now, as of January 1, 2015, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new reporting requirements mandating that employers notify OSHA whenever there is: a workplace fatality; any in-patient hospitalization; an amputation; or loss of an eye. These new requirements have...
|OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules|
Bradford T. Hammock, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed what it hopes will be non-controversial changes to its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards for eye and face protection in all covered industry sectors except agriculture. OSHA’s initiative is part of a multi-year agency...
|OSHA Issues New Temporary Worker Bulletins|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015OSHA announced in April 2013 its initiative to protect temporary workers. Since then, OSHA has published three bulletins intended as guidance documents for situations where a staffing agency and a host employer are considered joint employers, sharing the responsibility to meet the health and safety...
|OSHA Revises Recent SHARP’s Memorandum|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On March 20, 2015, OSHA rescinded portions of its recent memorandum, “Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program: Updated Size”, after only four-months in response to employers’, state officials’, and Congressional members’ outcries. As described by Tressi...