“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.
On Tuesday we wrote about OSHA’s September 11, 2014, announcement of its Final Rules that revised current recordkeeping standards. Today, we provide you more information regarding what the changes to those rules will mean.
As many employers know all too well, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) requires them to record work-related injuries and illnesses and to maintain the OSHA 300 Log for five years.
OSHA Modifies Rules for Reporting of Severe Injuries and Fatalities – Updates Exemptions from Record-keeping Requirements
Recently, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule changing requirements for reporting severe injuries and fatalities.
OSHA just announced updates to its reporting and recordkeeping requirements for injuries and illnesses, found at 29 CFR 1904. The updates include changes to who is required to comply with the recordkeeping rules, and expands the work-related injuries that must be reported.
Feeling a bit paranoid these days, especially where government oversight or agency investigations are involved?
As anyone who has ever experienced an OSHA inspection is well aware, a key element is the agency’s interviews of employees by the compliance officers from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).