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James Sullivan Confirmed and Sworn in to Last Seat on Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

USA - November 16 2017 Management-side labor and employment attorney James Sullivan was sworn in as an OSHRC Commissioner on August 28, 2017 after his Senate confirmation...

Modinat "Abby" Kotun.

OSHA “Injury Tracking Website” Presents Issues as Employer Deadline for Compliance Looms

USA - November 16 2017 On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) launched the “Injury Tracking Application” for Electronic...

Jasmine Culpepper Tobias, Matthew Thomas Deffebach.

Silica: Rule Enforced for Construction but 30-Day “Good Faith” Grace Period; Oral Arguments Heard on Challenge

USA - November 16 2017 OSHA began enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR 1926, on September 23, 2017.1 Shortly before the enforcement...

Modinat "Abby" Kotun.

Hensel Phelps Decision Vacates Willful Citation Because Exposed Workers Were Not General Contractor’s Employees

USA - November 16 2017 In Secretary of Labor v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Docket No. 15-1638 (June 1, 2017), the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (the...

Modinat "Abby" Kotun.

Beryllium Rule Takes Effect Despite Trump Administration Beryllium Proposal Under Review

USA - June 22 2017 More than 40 years after the original beryllium standard, OSHA, under the Obama Administration, issued a final rule on January 9, 2017, reducing the...

Modinat "Abby" Kotun, Neil Issar.