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HTMLOSHA’s Long-Awaited Silica Rule Faces Uncertain Future
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016
More than 20 contentious years in the making, a comprehensive new silica rule, released in March by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, faces an uncertain future. The rule has met with fierce opposition from business groups and their allies in Congress, who contend the rule is...

 

HTMLOSHA Lauds Success of Reporting Rule While Threatening Tough Consequences for Noncompliance
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration finds that its new severe injury reporting program is a success. It believes a large number of severe injuries still are not being reported by employers. The agency has warned that tough consequences face employers who choose to ignore the reporting...

 

HTMLOSHA Ups the Ante for Employers That Fail to Report Workplace Injuries
Melissa A. Bailey, John F. Martin, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On March 4, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new procedures for enforcing revised injury and illness reporting requirements in 29 C.F.R. § 1904.39. Many of the 2014 interim procedures remain unchanged, but now employers will face a minimum penalty of $5,000...

 

HTMLBill 132 and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Maria Kotsopoulos; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on March 30, 2016
Bill 132 received royal assent on March 8, 2016. This Bill will amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence. Relevant for employers, Bill 132 will amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) in the following ways:

 

HTML‘Attended’ Does Not Require Being Inside Drill Cab, Mining Commission Affirms
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016
A drill operator need not to be inside the cab of his drill at all times to comply with a mine safety standard stating that drills in operation “shall be attended at all times,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled, upholding a judge’s ruling vacating...

 

HTMLOSHA, Focusing on Meat Processing Industry, Launches Emphasis Programs for Three Midwestern States
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched emphasis programs in three Midwestern states in an effort to reduce injuries and illnesses that government data show have affected 7.5 percent of employees in the meat processing industry there.

 

HTMLOSHA Continues to Make Changes to Its Enforcement Procedures for Reporting Requirements
Adam Roseman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
Hey employer, remember that workplace injury that you reported to OSHA a few months ago? You remember, right? The one where after you gave OSHA information about the workplace injury, like the root cause of the incident, and a few days later OSHA informed you that it considered the matter...

 

HTMLA Beginner’s Guide to OSHA’s Final Silica Rule
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
On March 24, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule was published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2016.

 

HTMLOSHA's New Rule on Crystalline Silica Goes into Effect
David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
On Friday, March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule reducing the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), reducing the PEL to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (µg/m3) averaged...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Final Silica Rule: What’s the Same and What’s Changed?
John F. Martin, Matthew Clark Thorne; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016
On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

 


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