By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently released its FY 2013 Comprehensive Federal Annual Monitoring Evaluation (FAME) Reports.
The FAME Reports include OSHA’s evaluation of the twenty seven approved State Plans each fiscal year. According to federal OSHA’s Reports, penalties proposed by state workplace safety and health regulators continue to … Continue Reading
By Kerry M. Mohan, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen
Anne Purcell, Associate General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), recently issued an “Operations-Management” Memorandum on “Procedure in Cases Involving Potential OSHA and Wage and Hour Issues.” Memorandum OM 14-77 (August 8, 2014).
We had blogged earlier this year when the Occupational … Continue Reading
By Joshua M. Henderson
Consider this not-so-hypothetical example. An employer in California receives a citation from Cal/OSHA for a relatively minor safety violation involving no employee injuries. Maybe the citation was for inadequate training on a particular workplace hazard. The citation carries with it a penalty of $500. The employer could appeal the citation, and spend perhaps thousands of dollars … Continue Reading