By Benjamin D. Briggs, Brent I. ClarkJoshua M. Henderson, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Cal/OSHA has recently amended its definition of “repeat” for inspcetion citations to reconcile differences from the Federal OSHA program. The updated rules expand potential liability to California employers.

In August 2015 Cal/OSHA published a Notice

By Ilana R. Morady and Craig B. Simonsen

Construction Inspector 4OSHA, through a rulemaking, is seeking to build a work-a-round to a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion on issuing citations for recordkeeping violations that are more than six months old. 80 Fed. Reg. 45116 (July 29, 2015).

We had blogged previously about the D.C. Circuit Court

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

In this machine guarding case, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that OSHA’s Machine Guard Standard protects from debris or waste material, and from the actual piece being worked on. Perez v. Loren Cook Company, No. 12-1310, (8th Cir. May 9, 2014).

The Eight Circuit

By Brent I. Clark, Meagan Newman, and Anne D. Harris

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued substantial citations for various safety violations to a vocational rehabilitation and counseling center for young adults in Florida.

Teen Challenge of Florida Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to at-risk young adults received twenty-five

By Brent I. Clark and Meagan Newman

OSHA’s request for enterprise-wide relief was denied in a recent ALJ ruling.  This new decision is the first to deny a request from OSHA to extend the employer’s obligation to abate alleged violations at locations other than those cited. Enterprise-wide relief has been a part of OSHA’s more

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its preliminary “Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.”  The findings show an increase of twenty-three percent in the oil and gas extraction industries, a fourteen percent increase in the mining sector, and a five percent increase in the

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

Consistent with its threats to aggressively pursue employers who expose employees to workplace hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Illinois metal fabricator for twelve alleged violations, including one willful and six serious citations, and issued a $317,000 penalty under the national and regional