OSHA’s standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1926.1427, which sets out operator qualification and certification requirements for cranes used in the construction industry is currently set to take effect on November 10, 2014.
OSHA recently released the interim final text of regulations implementing the whistleblower protection provision (Section 1057) in Dodd-Frank.
OSHA Final Rules: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.269 (Operations and Maintenance) and 29 C.F.R. Part 1926, Subpart V (Construction)
On June 15, 2005, OSHA proposed to update its existing standards on Electric Power Generation, Transmission, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.269 (Operations and Maintenance) and 29 C.F.R. Part 1926, Subpart V (Construction). OSHA’s primary objective in revising the two standards was to align and update the rules for the construction of transmission and distribution installations with the rules for operations and maintenance of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution lines and equipment.
In a continuation of the Administration’s amped up regulatory enforcement agenda, OSHA recently announced that it will target auto suppliers. In its Regional Emphasis Program For Safety Hazards in the Auto Parts Supplier Industry, OSHA identified hazards that it believes are particularly prevalent in the industry.
According to a news release from OSHA, OSHA recently ordered DISH Network (the “Company”) to pay a former employee over $257,000 in back wages and compensatory damages, plus reasonable attorneys’ fees, and to expunge his employment record after it determined that the Company violated Section 806 of SOX.
In August of 2011, a former employee of DISH Network filed a complaint with OSHA that DISH had “blacklisted” him.
In a continuation of the Obama Administration’s amped up regulatory enforcement agenda, OSHA recently announced its intention to target auto suppliers.
There now are two formats for filing a Federal Rail Safety Act whistleblower retaliation complaint with OSHA: short form and long form.
At a recent American Bar Association meeting, Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Tom Galassi, Director of Enforcement Programs, all stressed the agency’s continued focus on key enforcement initiatives…