This is in follow-up to our earlier blog on OSHA’s new rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (Rule), 81 Fed. Reg. 29624 (May 12, 2016). The new rule concerned drug-testing, retaliation claims, and … Continue Reading
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (the “Board”) is an independent federal agency charged with investigating significant chemical accidents. According to the Board, inadequate or poor emergency … Continue Reading
We had blogged previously about OSHA’s “Strategies and Tools” to “Help Prevent” Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Setting. Now the National Institute for Occupational … Continue Reading
By Parnian Vafaeenia and Karla Grossenbacher
Your employees may be on a quest to catch ‘em all. Over 15 million people have downloaded the Pokémon GO game since its release two weeks ago. … Continue Reading
Seyfarth Synopsis: DHS’s recommendations for active shooter prevention and preparedness is only one piece of an effective workplace violence prevention program. Employers should assess their workplaces and develop comprehensive workplace violence prevention programs and training.
With the wave of violence that has gripped the nation this summer, many clients are again asking … Continue Reading
We had blogged recently about the OSHA’s new rule on drug-testing, retaliation claims, and accident reporting. Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (Rule), 81 Fed. Reg. 29624 (May … Continue Reading
Seyfarth Synopsis: New OSHA final rule requires employer to submit data electronically, to be posted on the OSHA website.
On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published the final rules requiring employers to submit injury and illness data electronically. 81 Fed. Reg. 29624.
OSHA will release … Continue Reading
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has just reminded temporary staffing agencies and their clients (i.e., host employers) that they are jointly responsible for temporary employee’s safety and health in two new guidance documents relating to safety and health training and hazard communications. Temporary agencies and host employers that … Continue Reading
Employers in the food industry have a new headache to worry about. On April 18, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration released final rules establishing standards … Continue Reading