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HTMLMine Commission Upholds Safety Agency’s Demand for Records in Split Decision
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld a judge’s decision favoring the government over a Western Kentucky coal operator who had refused to honor a directive to provide federal authorities with a roster of its employees. However, two commissioners dissented, asserting...

 

HTMLHeat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016
With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them.

 

HTMLCiting Mine Inspector’s ‘Animus,’ Judge Softens Tough Enforcement Action
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 7, 2016
Convinced that the tough enforcement action brought against a West Virginia coal operator by an inspector for the Mine Safety and Health Administration was influenced by a long-standing grudge the inspector held toward the operator’s foreman, a judge has reduced the seriousness of some...

 

HTMLSafety Agencies Expect to Release 9 Rules This Year
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 7, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified seven proposals the agency hopes to release as final rules before the end of the year, while the Mine Safety and Health Administration, its sister agency within the Department of Labor, plans to issue two final rules in 2016.

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Final Rule Requiring Certain Employers to Provide Injury and Illness Data for Public Disclosure
Daivy Pierre Dambreville; Burns White LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published by Burns White website on May 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on May 11, 2016, requiring employers in high-hazard industries to submit injury and illness data to OSHA for the purpose of posting on its publicly accessible website.

 

HTMLOSHA’s New Electronic Reporting and Retaliation Rules Will Make Your Company’s Workplace Injury Reports Accessible to the Public
Alta M. Ray; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule aimed at updating the way it collects data and preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. The final rule can be broken down into two parts: (1) Electronic Reporting and Data...

 

HTMLOSHA Releases Final/Updated Workplace Injury Reporting Rule
Tammye Campbell Brown, Stephen J. Carmody, Christopher R. Fontan, Claire W. Ketner, Lauren O. Lawhorn; Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a newly updated Rule governing employer responsibilities in recordkeeping and reporting regarding workplace injuries and illnesses. Effective in January 2017, the new Rule requires employers to...

 

Adobe PDFOSHA Issues New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 2016
On May 11, 2016, OSHA finalized its long anticipated rule requiring employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 for publication by OSHA. Further, establishments with 20-249 employees in specified hazardous...

 

HTMLAlcohol-Related Workplace Injuries Recordable, OSHA Says
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 14, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Employers are not exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s reporting rule for on-the-job injuries linked to alcohol intoxication even though the injured employee’s consumption of alcoholic beverages took place off the job.

 

HTMLMine Safety Agency Rolls Out New Fatality Prevention Initiative
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 14, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Noting that 2015 was the safest year ever in the U.S. mining industry, the Mine Safety and Health Administration nonetheless has rolled out a new safety initiative, Rules to Live By (RTLB) IV.

 


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