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.
When an Employee Requests FMLA Leave for a Workplace Injury, is the Employer Required to Report It As an OSHA Event?
An issue that implicates both the FMLA and OSHA? Normally, I’d yawn and take a cat nap along with you.
“We Need to Talk” – OSHA is Looking to Start a Dialogue On Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits
Everyone knows that the permissible exposure limits or PELs set forth in various OSHA standards are pretty old (most have not been updated since 1971), and that we’ve learned a lot about chemical exposure and human health in the years since those PELs were originally published.
On September 26, 2014, OSHA issued a preliminary order that an Illinois employer, Stericycle Inc. (the Company), reinstate and pay $262,000 to a supervisor who was discharged after allegedly reporting safety concerns to management.