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|FCC & OSHA Tower Safety|
Kelly V. Friend, Lawrence P. Halprin, Manesh K. Rath, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014On October 14, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) convened a workshop to discuss the recent increase in telecommunication tower worker deaths. The workshop was described by FCC Chairman...
|OSHA Accepting Comments on Proposed Changes for Regulations on Chemical Management and PELs|
Cressinda D. Schlag; Burns White LLC;
October 22, 2014On Oct. 9, 2014, OSHA published a Request for Information (RFI) on Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) in the Federal Register. OSHA’s RFI requests that stakeholders, including businesses and local government entities, comment on the potential impact of an alternative...
|OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2014|
Cressinda D. Schlag; Burns White LLC;
October 22, 2014At the end of September, OSHA released its list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards in violations resulting from work site inspections during the 2013 fiscal year.
|Industry Standards and OSHA Redefining VSSR Regulations|
Nicholas E. Davis, Lawrence C. Davison, Samuel M. Duran, Christopher B. Ermisch, Cynthia C. Felson; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that industry standards and OSHA laws may be considered by the Industrial Commission in the interpretation of VSSR (Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement) regulations. In State ex rel. Richmond v. Indus. Comm., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1604, the claimant...
|Imminent OSHA Changes|
Jacob E. Roussel, Melissa M. Shirley; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its Final Rule, substantially altering certain employer record keeping and reporting obligations.
|New OSHA Requirements Will have an Impact on Massachusetts Employers|
James S. Singer; Rudolph Friedmann LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014OSHA recently enacted a significant change to the requirements for reporting a death on the job and certain serious work place injuries. It is important for Massachusetts employers to be aware of the new requirements, including what must now be reported and the timing of the reports. The full press...
|OSHA Tightens Severe Injury Reporting Requirements for Employers in Final Rule|
T.H. Lyda; Burns White LLC;
October 7, 2014, previously published by Burns White websiteIn the final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements released on Sept. 11, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration tightened its reporting requirements for all employers covered by the Occupational Safety & Health Act.
|OSHA and FCC Holding Joint-Workshop to Discuss Safety Issues Related to Communication Tower Workers|
David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that they will be holding a joint-workshop to discuss safety issues related to communication tower workers. Last year more tower climbers were...
|New OSHA Rules |
Kelly Guilfoyle Schoening; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc;
October 3, 2014New exemptions for some low risk employers
|California Legislative Update: September 2014|
Ameneh K. Ernst, Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014In September 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.