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Managing the Hazards of Compressed Oxygen Cylinders

USA - December 21 2017 A recent Review Commission ALJ decision vacating an OSHA citation could simply be viewed as one where OSHA failed to carry its burden of proof, but it…

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping UPDATE

USA - November 30 2017 We wanted to share this cogent update sent by Amanda Wood at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) regarding the "Improve Tracking of…

John B. Gustafson, Javaneh Nekoomaram, Manesh K. Rath, David G. Sarvadi.

Does the TOMRA NY Recycling Agreement Reflect a Change in OSHA's Approach to the Application of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard?

USA - November 3 2017 OSHA recently entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with TOMRA NY Recycling LLC regarding citations issued under OSHA’s BBP Standard. In…

Why Did OSHA Propose to Remove the Principle of "Unexpected Energization" from its Lockout/Tagout Standard?

USA - August 14 2017 The general principle established by the GMC Delco decisions of 1995 and 1996 is that the Lockout/Tagout Standard does not apply to a serving or…

EPA Issues Proposal for TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluation

USA - May 5 2017 On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposal for procedures to conduct chemical risk evaluations under…

Thomas C. Berger, Gregory A. Clark, Trent M. Doyle, John B. Dubeck, Herbert Estreicher, Marcus Navin-Jones, Michael T. Novak, David G. Sarvadi, Adrienne M. Timmel.