By James L. Curtis, Craig B. Simonsen, and Ronald J. Kramer
The International Franchise Association (IFA) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) asking for the rationale behind questions that its inspectors are asking franchise owners, which appear designed to establish joint employer relationship between franchisors and local … Continue Reading
By Brent I. Clark and Craig B. Simonsen
Last week OSHA issued its updated National Emphasis Program on Amputations (NEP). Instruction CPL 03-00-019 (June 30, 2015). Take that juxtaposed against OSHA’s citation in a recent case where on his first day on the job a 21-year-old employee suffered severe burns and the loss of four fingers.
National Emphasis Program on … Continue Reading
By Mark A. Lies, II and Ilana R. Morady
As many employers know, California frequently does things a little differently than other jurisdictions. Cal/OSHA is no exception.
When it comes to injury/illness reporting, Cal/OSHA (a.k.a. “the Division”) requires “any serious injury or illness, or death” to be reported within 8 hours to the nearest District Office. Serious injury or illness … Continue Reading