By James L. Curtis

On February 8, 2012, the E.D. Wisconsin issued a decision in Solis v. Milk Specialties, Case No. 11-MC-72, finding that an internal “five year strat plan” for combustible dust hazards and an associated “Dust Report” were not privileged and therefore must be produced to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an ongoing OSHA

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By Mark A. Lies II and Elizabeth Leifel Ash

Under the Obama Administration, many federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have redoubled their efforts to enforce existing laws and regulations.  OSHA and EPA, in particular, have seen significant increases in their inspection and enforcement budgets, including the hiring of

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