By James L. Curtis, Daniel R. Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers should prepare for the holiday shopping season and protect their employees from harm and injuries.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, we are again reminding retail and hospitality employers of the importance of taking safety precautions during the holiday season’s major sales events,
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By James L. Curtis, Daniel R. Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers should prepare for the holiday shopping season and protect their employees from harm and injuries.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, OSHA has previously reminded retail and hospitality employers of the importance of taking safety precautions during the holiday season’s major sales events,
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By Patrick D. Joyce, Jeryl L. Olson, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000011623330_MediumSeyfarth Synopsis: In a significant proposal, EPA moves to ban the use of TCE in aerosol degreasing and spot cleaning at dry cleaning facilities, as part of a larger effort to ban TCE in other industrial uses.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to ban
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By Benjamin D. Briggs, Brent I. Clark, Patrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Smart technology setSeyfarth Synopsis: Keep your holidays happy and safe. At this time of year, with all of the joy, parties, and excitement the season brings, employers need to be especially vigilant to keep and maintain a safe workplace environment for employees and customers
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By Jeryl L. Olson and Patrick D. Joyce

Our retail clients with stores and warehouse facilities in the State of New York are warned that the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) has announced that it will begin enforcing regulations relating to hazardous waste against big boxes, supermarkets, pharmacies and other retailers which generate waste materials
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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA’s Assistant Secretary David Michaels has just “reminded” the chief executive officers and retail trade associations that it is “critical … to take safety precautions to protect workers who may be injured during the holiday season’s major sales events, such as Black Friday sales.”

Holiday shopping has increasingly become associated with violence
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By James L. Curtis, Brent I. Clark, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

Holiday shopping is increasingly becoming associated with violence and hazards. At one large national chain store last year “crowds who came looking for holiday deals came face-to-face with riots, shootings, and pepper-spray attacks”.  CNN notes that “violence marred Black Friday shopping in at least seven
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By James L. Curtis

On March 12, 2012 OSHA issued yet another six figure citation to a large retailer.  This time OSHA cited the Dollar Tree, Inc. for $121,000 in penalties, including two “Repeat” citations.  This comes on the heals of six figure OSHA citations to Wal-Mart, Inc., Sears, Walgreens, Lowe’s, DeMoulas Super Market and Publix.  Given the number of

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