See below for a recording of my recent webinar, “OSHA Forecast: Developments to Watch in 2015 and Beyond.”
Holiday season shopping . . . the home to nostalgic tunes, perpetual lines, frenzied bargain hunters, overflowing parking lots, and OSHA.
In this post, we continue to explore issues related to the OSHA/VOSH inspections, and we consider here the pros and cons of different approaches to search warrants.
Eighteen months after OSHA announced the Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI), the inspection numbers show that OSHA has been aggressively investigating temporary worker staffing agencies for compliance with OSHA requirements and citing those agencies when violations are found.
On November 21, 2014, the Department of Labor released its Agency Rule List, which provides the status of all rulemaking efforts at each of its agencies.
Every year, Black Friday, the annual day-after Thanksgiving sales event, draws a record number of shoppers.
In anticipation of the holiday season and an increase in holiday shoppers lured by the promise of big sales, OSHA sent a letter to major retailers last week.
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, OSHA has reached out to retailers strongly encouraging them to adopt a set of Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers, in addition to their existing safety and health policies and procedures.
Effective January 1, 2015, workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be subject to a revised rule that includes two key changes.
There are few cases found, and even fewer opinions on, Virginia OSHA disputes. One such opinion was issued in September: Atlantic Environmental Construction Co. v. Malveaux, Commissioner, in which the Court of Appeals held appellant Atlantic liable for violating VOSH standards and affirmed two of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s citations against Atlantic.