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New Safety Hazards From Nanotechnology Materials And Processes On The Horizon
The Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC), part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
United States
29 Aug 2019
Future Enterprises: New Safety Hazards From Nanotechnology Materials And Processes On The Horizon
One of the potential safety issues facing employers relates to the use of nanomaterials and processes involving nanotechnology in the workplace.
United States
28 Aug 2019
DOT Publishes Proposed Changes To Hours Of Service Regulations For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published this week a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to "hours of service"
United States
20 Aug 2019
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
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
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
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
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 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
OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2019 Maximums
The DOL has published its 2019 OSHA civil penalties.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Disaster Preparedness, Recovery And Employee Safety During Hurricane Season
With Hurricane Florence approaching the U.S. East Coast, employers should have an Emergency Action Plan, and if they have one, they should follow it.
United States
18 Sep 2018
The Rain Is Coming: Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, And Employee Safety During Hurricane Season
Seyfarth Synopsis: With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, employers are looking at potentially huge liabilities, including employee injuries and fatalities, not to mention facility..
United States
13 Sep 2018
OSHA Releases Two New Temporary Worker Guidance Documents
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has just reminded temporary staffing agencies and their clients
United States
16 Jul 2018
Robotics, Automation, And Employee Safety For The Future Employer
Due to the increased use of robotics and computer automation for many job functions that have historically been performed by employees raises ...
United States
16 May 2018
Best Legal Practices For Separation Agreements During Layoffs
When employees are leaving your organization, whether by choice or not, it can be in the business's best interest to provide a separation and release agreement that asks workers to waive certain claims...
United States
15 May 2018
All State Plan Employers Are Now Required To Electronically File 2017 Form 300A Data
To be compliant, employers in State Plans that have not yet adopted OSHA's new rule for electronic filing of injury data for Calendar Year 2017, are required to file in the federal OSHA database.
United States
8 May 2018
OSHA Accepting 2016 Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports Through December 31 AND Intends To Significantly Revise The Rule
OSHA's has indicated in a news release that it "will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017."
United States
21 Dec 2017
OSHA Intends To "Reconsider, Revise, Or Remove Portions" Of Injury And Illness E-Reporting Rule Next Year
OSHA's has indicated in a news release that it "intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to reconsider, revise, or remove portions" of the "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries...
United States
4 Dec 2017
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