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|Criminal Law and Health and Safety in the Workplace For Businesses and Their People|
Cynthia R. C. Sefton; Aird & Berlis LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016Anyone in Canada who has the authority to direct how another person does work or performs a task should read, and pay careful attention to, the sentencing reasons of the Ontario Superior Court in what has come to be known as the “swing stage case.” A person with such authority can...
|Uncontrolled Energy Sources Targeted in New MSHA Initiative|
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 9, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016The Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched an enforcement and educational outreach initiative to call attention to the danger of working around uncontrolled energy sources, a risk the agency said that has claimed the lives of 28 miners in the Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) sector since 2005.
|OSHA May Have Given Up on Combustible Dust Rule before End of Obama Administration|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 9, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may have thrown in the towel on issuing a general industry regulation for combustible dust before the end of the Obama Administration in January 2017.
|OSHA Sets Hearing Date on Proposal to Drastically Limit Beryllium Exposure|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold an informal hearing to gather testimony on a comprehensive agency proposal on worker exposure to beryllium. The proposal would cut the permissible exposure limit (PEL) tenfold and impose employer mandates. The current limit, 2.0 µg/m3, has...
|NIOSH Proposes to Study Impact of a Worker Wellness Program|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking comment on a proposed study aimed at determining the effectiveness and economic return of a state-sponsored workers’ wellness program. It seeks to understand such a program’s impact on traditional occupational safety...
|OSHA's Delay in Launching Its Web Portal Raises Concerns for the Proposed Recordkeeping Rule|
Melissa A. Bailey, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016At the start of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made several changes to its regulations requiring employers to report certain work-related injuries and illnesses. Under the previous rule, employers had to report all work-related fatalities, as well as hospitalizations...
|OSHA and FAA Agree to Increased Cooperation and Information Sharing to Protect Aviation Whistleblowers|
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration have executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the enforcement of the whistleblower provisions in the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) (49 U.S.C....
|MSHA Hits 23 Mines with Impact Inspections|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016A total of 23 mines across 11 states were targeted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for special emphasis inspections in November, and one of them — an Illinois cement plant — was tagged with 53 citations and five orders.
|Criminal Prosecutions and Workplace Safety|
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
January 15, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015On September 15, 2015, we wrote an OSHA Bulletin that summarized a memorandum issued by Deputy Attorney General Yates. On December 17, 2015, Yates issued another memorandum that will impact all employers and that relates to “Prosecution of Worker Safety Violations.”
|OSHA Sends Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule to OMB for Final Review|
Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has sent its comprehensive rule governing worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for final review.