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HTMLFive Resolutions for a Safer New Year
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
We often make resolutions to lose weight in the New Year, but what about keeping ourselves safe from harm? Brayton Purcell, L.L.P. has come up with five resolutions that will lead to a safer year for you and your family.

 

HTMLThe Biggest Loser Program? A Wellness Strategy That Works!
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
We are again running a Biggest Loser Contest among our 31 offices and will award prizes, beginning at $1,000, to individuals who lose the most weight. I do not watch reality shows and am generally cynical about such programs. However, I am happily eating my own words. Employees are having fun with...

 

HTMLTest Your Record Keeping (Part 5) - Top Errors in Completing the OSHA Recordkeeping Forms.
Tiffani Casey; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
Now that you have had some practice on what illnesses and injuries should be recorded on the OSHA recordkeeping logs, let's examine the most common errors we see when actually filling out the logs properly with that injury and illness information. While the OSHA 300 log appears simple on its face,...

 

HTMLTemps, OSHA, Construction and Ron Burgundy
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
I’m attending and speaking at the AGC National Safety Committee meetings in San Diego as I type, the home of the great Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 1 and Anchorman 2). I’ve participated in these committee meetings for about 12 years, and I enjoy few gatherings more. The General Contractors...

 

HTMLSoutheastern Auto Industry In OSHA's Sights?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Southeastern auto parts manufacturers need to stay on their toes. OSHA Region IV just announced $68,000 in citations against an Alabama metal stamping company that supplies oil pans, covers and parts for the auto industry. OSHA’s official press release emphasizes that the inspection was...

 

HTMLAuto Dealers Will Soon Have to Maintain OSHA 300 Forms
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014
Come January 1, 2015, OSHA’s newly announced Recordkeeping changes will cause the most problems for manufacturers because the amputation reporting requirements will trigger more OSHA inspections, but the LARGEST group affected will be auto dealers. Traditionally retail new and used car...

 

HTMLRecent OSHA Focus on Beer, Wine and Spirits Distributors
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
This is the first post of a several part series which will deal with OSHA concerns for distributors, including OSHA ergonomic citation efforts. The distributor’s biggest OSHA compliance challenges are routine items. Once the distributor is cited for one of these common violations, this...

 

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...

 


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