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|Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them.
|Mine Commission Upholds Safety Agency’s Demand for Records in Split Decision|
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld a judge’s decision favoring the government over a Western Kentucky coal operator who had refused to honor a directive to provide federal authorities with a roster of its employees. However, two commissioners dissented, asserting...
|Citing Mine Inspector’s ‘Animus,’ Judge Softens Tough Enforcement Action|
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 7, 2016Convinced that the tough enforcement action brought against a West Virginia coal operator by an inspector for the Mine Safety and Health Administration was influenced by a long-standing grudge the inspector held toward the operator’s foreman, a judge has reduced the seriousness of some...
|Safety Agencies Expect to Release 9 Rules This Year|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 7, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified seven proposals the agency hopes to release as final rules before the end of the year, while the Mine Safety and Health Administration, its sister agency within the Department of Labor, plans to issue two final rules in 2016.
|OSHA Issues Final Rule Requiring Certain Employers to Provide Injury and Illness Data for Public Disclosure|
Daivy Pierre Dambreville; Burns White LLC;
June 20, 2016, previously published by Burns White website on May 12, 2016The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on May 11, 2016, requiring employers in high-hazard industries to submit injury and illness data to OSHA for the purpose of posting on its publicly accessible website.
|OSHA’s New Electronic Reporting and Retaliation Rules Will Make Your Company’s Workplace Injury Reports Accessible to the Public|
Alta M. Ray; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule aimed at updating the way it collects data and preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. The final rule can be broken down into two parts: (1) Electronic Reporting and Data...
|OSHA Releases Final/Updated Workplace Injury Reporting Rule|
Tammye Campbell Brown, Stephen J. Carmody, Christopher R. Fontan, Claire W. Ketner, Lauren O. Lawhorn; Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC;
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a newly updated Rule governing employer responsibilities in recordkeeping and reporting regarding workplace injuries and illnesses. Effective in January 2017, the new Rule requires employers to...
|OSHA Issues New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule|
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016On May 11, 2016, OSHA finalized its long anticipated rule requiring employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 for publication by OSHA. Further, establishments with 20-249 employees in specified hazardous...
|Mine Safety Agency Rolls Out New Fatality Prevention Initiative|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 14, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016Noting that 2015 was the safest year ever in the U.S. mining industry, the Mine Safety and Health Administration nonetheless has rolled out a new safety initiative, Rules to Live By (RTLB) IV.
|Alcohol-Related Workplace Injuries Recordable, OSHA Says|
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 14, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016Employers are not exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s reporting rule for on-the-job injuries linked to alcohol intoxication even though the injured employee’s consumption of alcoholic beverages took place off the job.