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DOL Issues Final Persuader Rule

USA - July 11 2016 The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its much anticipated Final Persuader Rule. The Rule, issued March 24, 2016, significantly narrows activities…

OSHA Finalizes Controversial Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

USA - May 12 2016 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its final rule revising its regulations on the recording and reporting of…

OSHA to raise fines for first time in quarter century

USA - November 18 2015 For the first time since 1990, penalties for workplace safety violations have increased. The rise in fines, which would adjust for inflation over the…

Court of Appeals upholds trial court decision in Ferguson v. state of Ohio

USA - November 13 2015 In March of this year, we advised that a Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Ohio) Judge had ruled Ohio Revised Code 4123.512(D) unconstitutional. This Code…

Robert E. Blackham, Eric G. Bruestle, Philip S. Heebsh, Douglas M. Kennedy, Nathan Pangrace

OSHA prepares to target safety incentive programs

USA - October 23 2015 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will issue a final rule this fall that may make safety incentive…