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OSHRC Disapproves Use of General Duty Clause as Enforcement Tool

USA - March 13 2019 The general duty clause (OSH Act 5(a)(1), or "GDC") was the centerpiece of a pair of recent decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Review...

Greg Dillard, Stephanie Angkadjaja.

CEO and Plant Manager of Arkema Indicted for ‘Reckless' Release of Toxic Chemicals during Hurricane Harvey

USA - August 6 2018 Last Friday, a Harris County grand jury indicted the French chemical company Arkema, including its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie...

Paige Gallaspy.

Chemical Company, CEO and Plant Manager Indicted for ‘Reckless' Release of Toxic Chemicals

USA - August 6 2018 On August, 3, 2018, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas indicted the French chemical company Arkema, including its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager...

Paige Gallaspy.

IBLA Reverses BSEE Incident of Noncompliance; Upholds Operator's Right to Determine Scope of Crane Inspections

USA - May 1 2018 In a recent decision, the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA or Board) rejected an attempt by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement...

Scott A. Elliott.

CSB Votes to Close Recommendations Rejected by BSEE, Discusses Disaster Preparation

USA - November 17 2017 During Tuesday's public business meeting, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board ("CSB" or "agency") voted to close two recommendations issued to the Bureau...

Jessica I. Wilson.