On May 21, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a memorandum discussing a new agreement between NLRB and OSHA regarding a backdoor route for employees to file safety related whistleblower claims that are too stale to be filed with OSHA.
A lesser known resource for smaller businesses that want to understand their potential safety and health hazards is the OSHA consultation service.
Mandatory Occupational Health and Safety Training for All Workers and Supervisors in Ontario – in Effect July 1, 2014
Starting July 1, 2014, all employers covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) will be required to give Basic Awareness Training to all workers and supervisors.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new brochure titled “Safe Patient Handling: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes.”
After a serious workplace accident comes the Virginia OSHA investigation, which will inevitably require some of your employees to give interviews with the Virginia OSH inspector.
Whistleblower laws exist to protect employees who disclose wrongdoing within their organizations.
The NLRB Office of the General Counsel recently issued a memorandum stating that the NLRB entered into a “referral agreement” with OSHA, which requires OSHA to inform whistleblowers that certain untimely filed retaliation claims may be actionable and timely referred to the NLRB.
On May 23, 2014 the full semiannual regulatory agenda for federal agencies was published. This regulatory agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers regulatory actions for over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions.
In a remarkable announcement, OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels has just issued a Decision on Referring Untimely 11(c) Complainants to the National Labor Relations Board (Decision), OM-14-60 (May 21, 2014).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor, and is the federal agency charged with the enforcement of legislation related to the health and safety of workers.