By Mark A. Lies, IIJames L. CurtisDaniel Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  New Review Commission decision refines the definition of what OSHA must prove to establish a “Repeat” violation.

On September 30, 2008, OSHA issued a citation to Angelica Textile Services, Inc., a commercial laundry, alleging ten Serious and four Repeat items.
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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

Warehouseman after accident at heightSeyfarth Synopsis: OSHA just updated its annual list of the top ten cited standards. The list provides a starting point for employers reviewing their own safety programs.

OSHA just announced the Agency’s annual listing of the “Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Standards.” OSHA’s release noted that, “one remarkable thing about the
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By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000060649768MediumFederal OSHA has recently revised and re-published its “General Industry Digest” (Digest). OSHA 2201-08R 2015.

The Digest gives an overview of OSHA’s general industry standards to aid employers, supervisors, workers, and safety and health professionals in achieving compliance.

The Digest provides summaries of the “standards
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By Mark A. Lies II and Ilana R. Morady

As most employers are aware, OSHA inspections typically involve a request for the employer to produce certain documents. In many cases, employers are unsure of what documents the compliance officer is entitled to see and copy. Employers can also be unsure of how long to retain certain documents required under OSHA.
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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA has recently posted to its website its annual listing of the  “Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Violations.” 

In an educational and entertaining graphic, OSHA lists off the ten most cited standards.

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As in years past, the Top Ten listing identifies scaffolding, fall protection, respiratory protection and lockout/tagout (LOTO) as

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