On November 26, 2013 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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reissued its Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers. It wants retailers dealing with crowded sales events to take steps that include these things (at a minimum).
Whether it be from OSHA or the SEC, one things for certain—if a company retaliates against a whistleblower and the government finds out, it’s going to ding you them pretty hard. The latest big whistleblower award comes from OSHA as the agency handed out more than $1 million to four truck drivers who faced adverse action after participating in a Department of Transportation Audit.
OSHA is proposing significant changes to the recordkeeping associated with injuries and illnesses. OSHA is proposing a rule that will require electronic reporting on a much more frequent basis.
On November 13, 2013, OSHA issued a press release stating that it ordered Gaines Motor Lines (the “Company”) to pay a total of $1,070,123 four whistleblowers, along with reinstatement.
On November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released a proposed rule which would require many employers to submit injury and illness records — such as the OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 — electronically. The proposed rule, along with the commentary, can be accessed here.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” was published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2013.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review Part I, Regulations: Crowdfunding, Mental Health Parity, Injury Reporting
Agencies charged new rules and proposed new charges to the American economy last week with renewed vigor, including the…
Last week, we discussed the new OSHA “Annotated Permissible Exposure Limits,” which OSHA announced in a press release dated Thursday, Oct. 24. In the same press release, OSHA announced its new “Safer Chemical Tool Kit” for employers.