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HTMLOSHA: Kinesiology Tape is “Medical Treatment” for Recordkeeping Purposes
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
You have probably seen kinesiology tape, also known as KT Tape or Kinesio Tape: those bright, neon-colored tape strips worn by runners, cyclists, athletes, triathletes, and folks at the gym.

 

HTMLTennessee OSHA Adopts new Federal Rules on Injury Reporting
William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
In a recent blog post, John Martin, a shareholder in Washington, D.C. and a member of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, discussed the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announcement of a new rule that significantly changes an...

 

HTMLOSHA Inspections Can Get Costly; Manufacturer Hit With $1.7 Million In Proposed Penalties
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
While inspecting an injury at a furniture manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, OSHA expanded its inspection to the full facility and identified 12 alleged willful, 12 repeated, and 14 serious safety violations that carry a $1.76 million proposed penalty. OSHA also placed the company in the Severe...

 

Adobe PDFNew Year, New World? Sentencing Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
David S. Reiter, Cynthia R. C. Sefton; Aird & Berlis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on January 2015
Historically, penalties against individuals convicted of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) were limited to fines. Prior to 2000, there were only one or two reported cases of jail time. In the last decade or so, there still have been only a handful of cases,...

 

HTMLOSHA Regulations Expanded to Require Automobile Dealers to Maintain OSHA 300 Logs
Jerry L. Stovall; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
In the past, new and used car dealers were among the industries that were generally exempt from maintaining OSHA 300, Injury and Illness Logs and posting OSHA form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. However, effective January 1, 2015, OSHA will require both new and used car...

 

HTMLUpdated ACOPs on Working in Confined Spaces and Safe Use of Lifting Equipment
Christopher Adams, Anne Davies; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The Health and Safety Executive (‘HSE’) has issued in December 2014 two updated approved codes of practice (‘ACOPs’): for work in confined spaces and for the safe use of lifting equipment.

 

HTMLDraft CDM 2015 and Related Guidance
Christopher Adams, Anne Davies; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The HSE has published draft guidance on the legal requirements arising from the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (‘CDM 2015’) . Designed to be easier to read than its predecessor, CDM 2015 makes some substantive changes while reallocating some existing duties to...

 

HTMLHealth and Safety Consultant Successfully Prosecuted
Christopher Adams, Anne Davies; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
An independent health and safety consultant has been convicted of exposing another to a risk to health and safety and jailed for 9 months following the death of a worker crushed when the side wall of an unsupported trench collapsed in December 2010. The commercial director of Siday Construction Ltd...

 

HTMLBill 18 Receives Royal Assent
David Greenwood; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
In past editions we have noted the progress of Bill 18 - Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (formerly Bill 146). Bill 18 passed third reading in the legislature on November 6, 2014, with all party support and received Royal Assent on November 20, 2014.

 

HTMLOSHA may be expanding its recordkeeping requirements to match its five-year retention policy
Cressinda "Chris" D. Schlag; Burns White LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2015, previously published by Burns White website on January 12, 2015
During the first week of December, OSHA held a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee, which is comprised of representatives for employers, employees, and both federal and state public representatives, provides advice and assistance to OSHA on...

 


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