By Adam R. YoungA. Scott Hecker, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: NIOSH reports in its recent Science Blog that “falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers.”

NIOSH notes that each year roughly 300–400 construction workers fall to their deaths, most often while working at heights on roofs, ladders,
Continue Reading Fatal Falls in Construction Account For More Than Half of All Work-Related Falls Nationally

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

Warehouseman after accident at heightSeyfarth Synopsis: Despite Congressional direction to the contrary, OSHA just adopted a significant 500+ page final rule on industry, and only provided employers sixty days to comply!

Despite a Congressional “request” that agencies not move forward on new regulations during the transition to the Trump administration,
Continue Reading Wow! OSHA Releases Massive Rule Updating General Industry Standards on Walking-Working Surfaces

By Brent I. Clark and Craig B. Simonsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) which it asserts “marks the second such time that the department has expressly sought enterprisewide relief from an employer.” This recent complaint was filed against the DeMoulas Super Markets (DeMoulas).

Continue Reading Foreshadowing a New Trend OSHA Files Another Action Seeking Enterprisewide Relief from an Employer