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Conduct Guarding Analyses Under Attorney-Client Privilege! OSHA Issues Willful Violation after Uncorrected Alleged Guarding Issue Results in Amputation

USA - May 10 2022 A manufacturer was issued a "willful citation" for failure to correct a machine guarding deficiency identified in a previous audit. After the…

Craig B. Simonsen, Adam R. Young

Silica is the New Asbestos: New OSHA Regional Emphasis Program Will Target Respirable Silica Hazards in Six States

USA - April 22 2022 OSHA has developed a new Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to identify and reduce hazards in the cut stone and stone products…

Brent I. Clark, Patrick D. Joyce, Craig B. Simonsen, Adam R. Young

Arizona OSHA is on the Chopping Block: DOL Announces Proposal to Reconsider or Revoke Approval of Arizona’s State OSHA Plan

USA - April 21 2022 On April 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposal to reconsider or revoke Arizona’s State OSHA plan, which…

A. Scott Hecker, Craig B. Simonsen, Adam R. Young

Vice President Harris Announces New OSHA Emphasis Program for Heat Illness

USA - April 13 2022 The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect “millions of workers…

Mark A. Lies, II, Patrick D. Joyce, Craig B. Simonsen, Adam R. Young

Vice President Harris Announces New OSHA Emphasis Program for Heat Illness

USA - April 13 2022 The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect "millions of workers from heat illness…

Mark A. Lies, II, Patrick D. Joyce, Craig B. Simonsen, Adam R. Young