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HTMLReminder of Challenges Associated with Workplace Violence Prevention
Gregory T. Alvarez, Jason C. Gavejian, Sylvan J. Schaffer, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015
The August 26 shooting of two journalists by a former co-worker on live TV in Virginia is a stark reminder that a worker may become violent.

 

HTMLUndaunted by Lawsuit, MSHA Boasts POV Reforms are ‘Real Game Changers’
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015
Facing a lawsuit by the mining industry over a an amended rule targeting “pattern” violators of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) safety standards, the agency has announced the revised rule is “a law that now works.”

 

HTMLOSHA Cites Newly Released Beryllium Proposal as Collaborative Effort
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015
In what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration described as a collaboration among government, industry, and organized labor, the safety agency has proposed a comprehensive rule to reduce exposure to beryllium among employees in general industry.

 

HTMLJudge Reproaches OSHA for ‘Affirmative Misconduct’ over Enforcement Action
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015
Vacating citations against a Texas company, an administrative judge has lambasted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for having “fallen short of any standard of decency, honor, or reliability” by citing the company for alleged violations occurring during a period in which...

 

HTMLOSHA Proposes Changes to Recordkeeping Rule
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a rule intended to overcome a court ruling that barred the agency from citing an employer for failing to record an injury or illness beyond the six-month statute of limitations set out in the statute. The rule, proposed July 29, would...

 

HTML"Demystifying the Process of Contesting an OSHA Citation," IndustryWeek
Michael Rubin; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
“The decision to contest an OSHA citation should never be made lightly. Indeed, many factors might be relevant to the decision-making process,” writes Michael Rubin, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group, in an article he wrote for the July 21,...

 

HTMLOSHA Moves to Enforce Workplace Violence Incidents in Healthcare
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s efforts to address workplace violence in the healthcare industry have received a boost from a recent administrative law judge’s decision affirming OSHA citations following an employee’s death at work and, in another case, from an...

 

HTMLMSHA Launches Two New Safety and Health Initiatives
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has introduced a pair of initiatives, one in response to a recent increase in fatalities in the metal/nonmetal (M/NM) sector of mining, and the other following a report by an agency watchdog, which concluded MSHA could do more to address alleged...

 

HTMLOSHA Targets Workplace Violence
John D. Surma; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
For decades, acts of workplace violence were viewed as being limited to altercations between employees and "active shooter" situations involving a disgruntled employee or former employee. Generally speaking, those incidents occur within the four walls of the workplace or nearby company...

 

HTMLOSHA Proposes New Rules to “Clarify” Recordkeeping Obligations
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015
On July 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to “clarify” employers’ recordkeeping obligations under 29 C.F.R. Part 1904. Comments are due by September 28.

 


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