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HTMLClarifying Irving: Can an Alberta Employer Implement a Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy in a Safety Sensitive Workplace?
Christin Elawny, Jenna Kirk; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on June 3, 2016
Despite a new decision on the issue from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) on May 18, 20161, the answer to this question remains “maybe.” The Court has, however, provided us with a measure of clarity concerning what degree of evidence of a drug and...

 

HTMLOSHA's New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule: A Nudge in the Right Direction, or Enforcement by Shame?
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016
On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a recordkeeping and reporting rule that will require certain employers to electronically track and submit information regarding workplace injuries and illness. OSHA intends to post the data from employers’...

 

HTMLCompliance Date Nears for OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Anti-Retaliation Rule
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 2016
Employers must ensure they are in compliance with the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic recordkeeping and reporting rule by August 10, 2016. The rest of the new regulation requiring certain employers to submit injury and illness...

 

HTMLConstruction Contractor Faces Manslaughter Charge in Worker’s Death
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
A New York man and two construction companies he owns have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of an employee who plunged six stories to his death after allegedly being directed to perform work without fall protection.

 

HTMLThe U.S. Department of Labor announces interim final rules that will increase OSHA's maximum civil penalties by 78%
Daivy Pierre Dambreville; Burns White LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published by Burns White website
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced two interim final rules to adjust civil penalty amounts, which include penalties assessed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

 

HTMLNew OSHA Whistleblower ‘Shaming’ Program Draws Fire
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a pilot program in the Midwest region to shame employers who allegedly violate their employees’ whistleblower rights egregiously, but a critic contends the initiative may violate a company’s due process rights and unfairly...

 

HTMLHouse Subcommittee Holds Hearing on "Promoting Safe Workplaces Through Effective and Responsible Recordkeeping Standards"
David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on May 27, 2016
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) current recordkeeping requirements and the promotion of safe workplaces. The Subcommittee’s Chairman, Tim Walberg (MI) opened the hearing by...

 

HTMLOSHA Outlines an Ambitious Plan in the Spring Regulatory Agenda
Manesh K. Rath, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016
On May 18, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) published its Spring 2016, or semiannual, Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Unified Agenda details planned and ongoing rulemaking initiatives for...

 

HTMLOSHA Moves Forward with Development of New Injury and Illness Tracking System
David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
Since publishing its Final Recordkeeping Rule, titled ¿ Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses- to the Federal Register on May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has moved forward with its plans to develop an electronic tracking system capable of...

 

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.

 


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