In late October, President Trump nominated FedEx Ground official, Scott Mugno, as OSHA Director. Many critics of this Administration will be surprised to learn that Mr. Mugno appears to have an open mind and is not planning on dismantling the agency. View Full Post
This blog was originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog and written by Barbara E. Hoey and Alyssa Smilowitz. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. However, there are many states, and a few cities, which have legalized medical and recreational marijuana – creating challenges for employers, as these laws “sprout up” (pun intended) across the country. View Full Post
Today OSHA announced that it will delay the electronic submission requirements for employers covered by the recordkeeping requirements in Section 1904 until December 15, 2017.  Last year OSHA finalized its  Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation, which established new requirements for certain employers to electronically submit their injury and illness recordkeeping forms via a secure website.  View Full Post
In June we reported that OSHA intended to propose an extension of the November 10, 2017 compliance date for certification of crane operators.  Last Thursday, November 9th, OSHA made it official, announcing in the Federal Register that the deadline for employers to ensure crane operators in the construction industry are certified/qualified has been pushed back to November 10, 2018.  View Full Post
Late last Friday, the White House issued a press release announcing President Trump’s intention to nominate several more key administration officials, including Scott Mugno as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. According to the press release, Mr. Mugno is currently the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  View Full Post