By James L. CurtisAdam R. YoungMark A. Lies, II, Ilana R. Morady, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA intends to restore an Obama-era requirement that employers submit OSHA 300 logs and OSHA 301 reports electronically, ostensibly to improve the Agency’s data and to potentially target employers with injury
Continue Reading Reverse Course! OSHA Again to Require Employers to Electronically Submit OSHA 300 Logs and 301 Reports

By Edward V. Arnold

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 1, 2020, the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released an updated guidance document for white-collar prosecutors on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs. The document, entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” updates a prior version issued in April 2019, and seeks to better assist prosecutors in assessing
Continue Reading Department of Justice Issues Updated Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

By Benjamin D. Briggs, James L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 10, 2020, OSHA released new interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to recording occupational illnesses, related specifically to cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Continue Reading OSHA Publishes Enforcement Guidance on Recording Cases of COVID-19

By Jeryl L. OlsonKay R. Bonza, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has proposed new accidental chemical release reporting requirements that are broad in scope and would cover additional chemicals, lower threshold quantities, and more areas within a stationary source than existing regulatory release reporting requirements already
Continue Reading ANOTHER Chemical Release Reporting Obligation????

By Brent I. ClarkJames L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and
Continue Reading OSHA Tweets Out a Reminder – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Form 300A for Calendar Year 2019 are Due March 2

By Ilana R. Morady and James L. Curtis

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Effective January 1, 2020, Cal/OSHA is revising its injury reporting obligations to be more aligned with the injury reporting obligations under federal OSHA.

As most employers with California operations know, Cal/OSHA has unique injury/illness reporting requirements that differ from the Federal OSHA reporting requirements. These differences are important, and
Continue Reading Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting Requirements Go Into Effect January 1, 2020

By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: According to several states that have sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Federal Court, the Agency did not provide sufficient justification to rollback the electronic reporting rule for large employers.  Complaint, State of New Jersey, et al., v. Acosta, No.
Continue Reading Six States Sue – Alleging that Trump Administration Electronic Reporting Rule is Unlawful

By Brent I. ClarkJames L. CurtisBenjamin D. BriggsMatthew A. Sloan, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  OSHA has just been sued for removing the requirements for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and
Continue Reading On And On We Go – Coalition Groups Sue DOL for the Rollback Rule

By James L. CurtisBenjamin D. Briggs, Brent I. ClarkAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  OSHA has just issued its final rule that removes the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and OSHA Form 301
Continue Reading OSHA Issues New Rule that Companies are Not Required to Submit OSHA 300 and 301 Forms Electronically

By Joshua M. HendersonIlana R. MoradyJames L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 6, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulation for the electronic submission of CY 2017 Form 300A on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.  Covered employers will be required to submit their Forms to Federal OSHA
Continue Reading Emergency Regulation Approved! Electronic Submission of CY 2017 Form 300A Required by December 31, 2018 for California Employers