OSHA Announces Top Ten Violations OSHA recently released the top ten violations for fiscal year 2017, which ended September 30.  Generally, this list does not change much from year to year with the top three violations always being fall protection, hazard communication and scaffolding. OSHA noted that not all violations had been added to its reporting system but that the...… Continue Reading
This post was written by Barbara E. Hoey and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. As many of us settle into September, with fond memories of our summer vacations, do not think that the federal agencies were on a hiatus. In fact and despite predictions that the EEOC under the new administration would...… Continue Reading
OSHA Proposes to Extend Crane Operator Certification Requirement In 2010 OSHA promulgated a final rule regulating cranes and derricks in the construction industry, Cranes and Derricks in Construction, Subpart CC (29 C.F.R. 1926.1400, et al.). Shortly after the final rule was issued OSHA published the Small Entity Compliance Guide on the new standard. Portions of the agency’s guidance created considerable conflict between OSHA and stakeholders involved in the...… Continue Reading
Interested in providing input on the OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (“VPP”)?  The next and final in-person meeting is scheduled for August 28, 2017. If you happen to miss it, worry not, OSHA will accept public comments through September 15, 2017. Here are a few areas OSHA is brainstorming: overall VPP process and flow; corporate/long-term participant involvement;...… Continue Reading
This post was written by Bert Theeuwes and Saskia Lemeire and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. The European Union is launching new privacy and data protection rules in May 2018. This new regulatory framework, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is known to have a substantial extra territorial reach (also likely...… Continue Reading
OSHA Suspends ITA Due to Security Breach On Monday we blogged about the availability of the new OSHA Injury Tracking Application (“ITA”) that serves as the web portal for the submission of injury and illness information (300 Logs, 301 Forms and 300A Forms) under OSHA’s “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule (aka Electronic Recordkeeping rule).  Yesterday, OSHA suspended user access to...… Continue Reading
OSHA Launches Injury Tracking Application On August 1, 2017, OSHA finally launched its web portal to accept submission of recordkeeping forms pursuant to the requirements in the final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”  Under the rule, which was promulgated in May 2016, OSHA originally anticipated having the portal available by February 1, 2017, with submissions due by...… Continue Reading