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Holy Smoke! Health Care Employers Must Abate Surgical Smoke Hazards In The Operating Room
Smoke produced during surgical procedures is carcinogenic and can carry pathogens.
United States
27 May 2019
Illinois Marijuana Legislation Update: Senate Bill Would Protect Employers' Rights
The Illinois General Assembly has been working on a marijuana legalization bill this session.
United States
23 May 2019
Workplace Safety In The Gig Economy: New Hazards And Liabilities
The growth of the gig economy has transformed the modern workforce and upended traditional models for developing a workplace safety culture and worker safety training. New and inexperienced workers confront evolving safety hazards.
United States
20 May 2019
Updated Combustible Dust NFPA Industry Consensus Standard Gives OSHA New Tool To Cite Employers: Does Your Facility Comply?
Seyfarth Synopsis: Compliance with industry standard for combustible dust set for September 2020. Don't delay, because OSHA is already citing employers using the not yet effective NFPA 652,
United States
14 May 2019
Democratic House Proposes Large Increases For OSHA And MSHA Budgets
A Democratic lead House subcommittee has proposed a large budget increase for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
United States
14 May 2019
Health Care Employers Face Workplace Safety Challenges From Virulent New Multidrug-Resistant Fungus
Health care providers are increasingly called upon to address drug resistant medical cases such as Candida auris.
United States
7 May 2019
OSHA Failed To Follow Own Procedures In Issuing Suspect Guidance Documents, Inspector General Finds
Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL Inspector General recently issued an audit report that "OSHA Procedures for Issuing Guidance Were Not Adequate and Mostly Not Followed," ...
United States
22 Apr 2019
Cintas Becomes First Employer To Reach 100 Certified OSHA VPP-Star Worksites
Seyfarth Synopsis: Cintas Corporation has recently become the first company to reach 100 sites with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) (Program) Star certification.
United States
11 Apr 2019
Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling On The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a 9-0 Supreme Court ruling last week, the Court spoke to issues concerning the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and non-judicial foreclosures.
United States
10 Apr 2019
Commission Decisions Confirm That Employers Must Take Action To Protect Employees From Workplace Violence
In recent decisions—including Secretary of Labor v. Integra Health Management, Inc., No. 13-1124 (OSHRC Mar. 4, 2019)—the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has upheld violations of the General Duty Clause where employers failed to adequately address workplace violence hazards.
United States
5 Apr 2019
NIOSH Releases Behind The Wheel At Work Newsletter On Motor Vehicle Safety
Seyfarth Synopsis: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released its Behind the Wheel at Work Newsletter ...
United States
4 Apr 2019
Six States Sue – Alleging That Trump Administration Electronic Reporting Rule Is Unlawful
We will continue to watch and report on the ongoing machinations over these rules.
United States
21 Mar 2019
What Not To Do: Construction Contractor Charged With Lying To OSHA
Seyfarth Synopsis: A construction contractor twice orders, via text message, his employees to work on a roof, and both times the employees fall through.
United States
28 Feb 2019
Workplace Violence And Shootings In The Spotlight
With the seemingly random workplace violence that continues unabated, many employers are again asking how best to protect their employees.
United States
26 Feb 2019
Former OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab Is Appointed To Congressional Committee To Provide OSHA Oversight
Jordan Barab, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA, announced on his blog this week that he would "start full time work at the Education and Labor Committee in the House of Representatives" to provide OSHA oversight.
United States
21 Feb 2019
OSHA And Title VII On Workplace Violence In Healthcare And Social Assistance
Fifth Circuit rules on Title VII liability concerning workplace violence in a healthcare setting involving third parties.
United States
18 Feb 2019
OSHA Issues FAQs For General Industry For Crystalline Silica Standard
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has recently issued a Frequently Asked Questions for General Industry for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard.
United States
18 Feb 2019
On And On We Go – Coalition Groups Sue DOL For The Rollback Rule
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has just been sued for removing the requirements for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300
United States
15 Feb 2019
OSHA Issues New Rule That Companies Are Not Required To Submit OSHA 300 And 301 Forms Electronically
OSHA has just issued its final rule that removes the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300, and OSHA Form 301 to OSHA each year.
United States
30 Jan 2019
Mugno Nomination For OSHA Administrator Again Back Before The Senate
Seyfarth Synopsis: Due to Senate Rules, the Trump nomination of Scott A. Mugno
United States
29 Jan 2019
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