Stepping outside this week is a biting reminder that winter has arrived. OSHA has updated its website with information about winter hazards and the steps that can be taken to protect employees.
Take note, employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (that means most of you): As of January 1, 2015, you are required to comply with new reporting and recordkeeping requirements promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Matt set a pretty high bar last week, summarizing his thoughts for what could be a tumultuous 2015 on the labor and employment front. Now, it’s my turn to provide some thoughts for 2015 the EHS front. I’m not sure I’d call all of these predictions, since we know that they’re out there – more like “stuff to watch out for.”
Consumer Financial Product Whistleblower Complaints Up Dramatically, SOX Complaints (with OSHA) Down
Since the enactment of Dodd-Frank in 2010, the number of whistleblower complaints filed under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”) has risen significantly while the number of SOX complaints filed with OSHA has largely declined.
Very often OSHA complaints go hand in hand with union organizing campaigns and other concerted activity protected under the National Labor Relations Act, at union and nonunion operations.
Retailers, get ready for OSHA’s revised recordkeeping and reporting rules, effective January 1, 2015.
Under current OSHA rules, employers must keep and retain certain records of workplace injuries, and if an employer neglects to keep the required records, OSHA can issue citations for the employer’s lack of compliance.
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.