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DOJ Indictment of Senior Project Manager Reminds Employers of Severity of Potential Consequences When Dealing With OSHA Inspectors

USA - April 25 2017 A 49-year-old senior project manager for a roofing contractor was indicted on April 19 on three charges that he made false, fictitious and fraudulent…

President Trump Proposes Defunding the Chemical Safety Board

USA - April 7 2017 President Trump has proposed a budget for next year that would cut all funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The Chemical Safety Board is an…

Senate Takes Next Step in Eliminating OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

USA - March 23 2017 On March 22, 2017, the Senate voted to kill an OSHA regulation that would enable employers to be cited for recordkeeping violations that occurred as…

OSHA’s Top 10 Hits: The Most Common Citations

USA - March 20 2017 CitationsOSHA has released its list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations that occurred in the last fiscal year. Not…

OSHA’s Attempt to Remove One Word From Lockout/Tagout

USA - February 2 2017 Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) proposed revision to its lockout/tagout standard deletes only one word…

OSHA penalties keep going up … and up … and up …

USA - January 20 2017 Despite keeping the maximum penalties to be assessed for safety and health violations stagnant for more than 25 years, OSHA has again raised the…

Federal OSHA Aims to Follow California’s Lead in Adopting Strict Rules Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings

USA - January 2 2017 On Dec. 7, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit information on…

Circuit courts of appeals continue to try to rein in OSHA’s expansive view of the six-month statute of limitations

USA - December 31 2016 In a highly anticipated decision to close the 2016 calendar year, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Dec. 29 that OSHA is barred from citing…