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Workplace Safety in the Gig Economy: New Hazards and Liabilities

USA - May 9 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: The growth of the gig economy has transformed the modern workforce and upended traditional models for developing a workplace...

Adam R. Young, Daniel R. Birnbaum, James L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce.

Updated Combustible Dust NFPA Industry Consensus Standard Gives OSHA New Tool to Cite Employers: Does Your Facility Comply?

USA - April 26 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Compliance with industry standard for combustible dust set for September 2020. Don’t delay, because OSHA is already citing...

Adam R. Young, Craig B. Simonsen, Benjamin D. Briggs, Brent I. Clark.

Commission Decisions Confirm that Employers Must Take Action to Protect Employees from Workplace Violence

USA - March 26 2019 In recent decisionsincluding Secretary of Labor v. Integra Health Management, Inc., No. 13-1124 (OSHRC Mar. 4, 2019)the Occupational Safety and...

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

What Not to Do: Construction Contractor Charged With Lying to OSHA

USA - February 21 2019 A construction contractor twice orders, via text message, his employees to work on a roof, and both times the employees fall through. The contractor...

Craig B. Simonsen, Benjamin D. Briggs, Brent I. Clark.

OSHA and Tittle VII on Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance

USA - February 14 2019 Fifth Circuit rules on Title VII liability concerning workplace violence in a healthcare setting involving third parties. Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula...

Adam R. Young, Craig B. Simonsen, Brent I. Clark.