By Adam R. Young and Craig B. Simonsen
Violence, often involving firearms, is an increasingly common occurrence in the 21st century workplace. The Federal Bureau of Investigation notes that even though homicide is “the most publicized form of violence in the workplace, it is not the most common.”
The FBI defines workplace violence as “any physical assault, threatening behavior or … Continue Reading
By Ilana R. Morady, James L. Curtis, and Meagan Newman
Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015.
Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in … Continue Reading
By Meagan Newman
Following through on its April 2015 “clarification” of the investigative standard in whistleblower matters, OSHA issued a new whistleblower investigations manual overnight restating the mission of its investigators.
The former manual instructed investigators to dismiss a case if complainant could not establish the prima facie elements of the relevant whistleblower statute. The former manual went on to … Continue Reading