Seyfarth Synopsis: On Monday, May 24th at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, Seyfarth attorneys Adam Young, Scott Hecker, and Patrick Joyce will present a webinar entitled Evolving Landscape: OSHA and CDC COVID-19 Guidance.

During his first full day in office, President Biden issued an Executive Order directing OSHA to consider a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS). OSHA
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By Andrew H. PerellisJeryl L. Olson, Brent I. ClarkPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The regulated community had a pleasant surprise from President Trump this week.  The President issued two executive orders that have the stated intent to make closeted or last minute agency guidance and interpretations of federal rules
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Steve Shardonofsky was quoted today by Employment Law360 in an article on “Energy Cos. Brace For DOL Crackdown As Worker Deaths Rise.”

In the article Shardonofsky noted that U.S. Labor “Secretary [Thomas] Perez’s recent statement highlights the fact that we’ll expect higher scrutiny of the oil and gas industry for the foreseeable future.”  

Shardonofsky said that “oil and
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By Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently enhanced its public, online enforcement database. The DOL website includes various features, including map displays of inspection and violation data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Also available is the ability to view individual inspection records and the enforcement


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By James L. Curtis and Meagan Newman

OSHA recently announced that it will hold a forum to explore methods for preventing combustible dust explosions and gather expert views on possible regulatory options for addressing combustible dust hazards. Combustible dusts include fine particles, fibers, chips, chunks or flakes that, under certain conditions, can cause a fire or explosion when suspended in
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