OSHA announced this week a shift in how it will evaluate inspections, recognizing that inspections are not all equal and that more-complex inspections deserve more weight.
OSHA’s new reporting requirements began on January 1, 2015.
Is Your Health Care Facility Prepared for the Next Pandemic Disease? Failure to Prepare Could Lead to OSHA Liability
The Ebola outbreak of October 2014 and the infection of health care workers treating infected patients in the United States dominated the headlines and frightened the nation.
On June 1, 2015, federal OSHA released an Interpretation Letter requiring that employers train employees on the laundering requirements of fire retarding (FR) and arc-rated clothing.
Parties to whistleblower disputes have a new way to resolve their differences using the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “early resolution” process.
The Employment Expansion Trifecta: the Wage and Hour Division, the National Labor Relations Board, and . . . OSHA?
Perhaps it is the end of racing season in Saratoga, but the federal employment agencies are certainly looking to hit the trifecta against independent contractors, franchisors, parent companies, and similar entities under the guise of expanding the definitions of employer and employment.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week issued its decision in Browning Ferris Industries (pdf) adopting new standards for determining when a company will be held to be the joint employer of another company’s employees, whether they are leased, temporaries or providing services under their primary employer’s contracts with customers.
Last week on our Employer Labor Relations Blog we wrote about a recent ruling of the National Labor Relations Board in the Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) case that vastly expanded the definition of joint employer.