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CalOSHA Guidance on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

USA - February 6 2020 Faithful readers are already familiar with our previous dispatches, including Chinese Coronavirus OutbreakWhat Employers Need to Know; Coronavirus:...

Daniel R. Birnbaum, Mark A. Lies, II, Craig B. Simonsen, Brent I. Clark.

MSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2020

USA - January 27 2020 The DOL has finalized the 2020 inflation adjustments, which will nudge the penalties up 1.764. 85 Fed. Reg. 2292 (Jan. 15, 2020)......

Craig B. Simonsen, Brent I. Clark.

NDAttention - National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Adds Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals to TRI

USA - January 17 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) was signed into law, including provisions...

Jeryl L. Olson, Kay R. Bonza, Craig B. Simonsen.

This Week - CalOSH Board to Vote on New Regulation to Allow Employees and Union Representatives to Request Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program

USA - January 14 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The CalOSH Standards Board will vote this week on a proposed standard requiring employers to provide their employees and employee...

Adam R. Young, Matthew A. Sloan, Craig B. Simonsen, Joshua M. Henderson.

OSHA Standard Interpretation Repeats Vague Warnings on Employee Use of Headphones in the Workplace

USA - January 7 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a standard interpretation cautioning employers on the use...

Adam R. Young, James L. Curtis, Mark A. Lies, II, Craig B. Simonsen.