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OSHA and Cal/OSHA issue coronavirus guidance

USA - February 28 2020 Earlier this month, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hazard…

Benjamin H. Patton

OSHA Holds Public Stakeholder Meeting on Leading Safety Indicators

USA - December 9 2019 Recently, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or Agency) held a public stakeholder meeting regarding leading safety…

Benjamin H. Patton, Lauren R. Weaver

EPA Amends Risk Management Program Regulations for Chemical Facilities

USA - November 26 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a reconsideration rule rescinding many of the agency’s changes and additions made during…

Benjamin H. Patton

Cal/OSHA appeals board proposes revisions to procedural rules, including elimination of automatic discovery, as state continues efforts to enhance workplace safety enforcement

USA - July 18 2019 The California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Board) has proposed to revise its Rules of Practice and procedure in a number of ways…

Benjamin H. Patton, Mary M. Balaster, Todd O. Maiden

Harris County announces new charges against Arkema, reflecting broader focus on environmental and safety crimes

USA - June 3 2019 Following last year’s indictments of Arkema Inc. (Arkema) CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie Comardelle, a Texas grand jury recently indicted…

Benjamin H. Patton, Mary M. Balaster, Todd O. Maiden