Articles Discussing General Topics Under OSHA.
On October 31, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the agencies have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) “to strengthen the agencies’ partnership to promote safe and healthy workplaces through protecting worker voice.” The
As heat records continue to be broken around the country, mine operators are having to direct more time and attention to protecting their personnel from the dangers of heat stress.
Warehouse, processing, and distribution facilities serve a crucial role in many retailers’ supply chains (especially those relying primarily on e-commerce), as such facilities provide space for inventory storage and assist with order fulfillments.
In a recently published interpretation letter, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) opined that an employee’s gunshot injury—sustained when a motorist collided with three other cars, shot the employee-driver, and stole the company’s truck—was work-related and recordable.
OSHA recently released potential heat illness control measures for consideration in crafting a national heat injury and illness rule. OSHA is holding a series of videoconferences, open to the public, with Small Entity Representatives to discuss these options. These steps indicate OSHA is moving
On August 30, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule that would change the scope of who would be allowed to participate in walkarounds conducted as part of OSHA inspections. Specifically, the proposed rule would modify 29 C.F.R. § 1903.8(c) to expand the definition of
As temperatures soar in many areas of the country, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to move forward with a heat illness standard for indoor and outdoor employers.
OSHA released a proposed rule on its worker walkaround representative policy that would allow a third-party employee representative to be present during Compliance Safety and Health Officer inspections. Public comments on OSHA’s proposal will be due by October 30, 2023.
Though heralded as one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) top priorities, the introduction of a heat injury and illness prevention standard has yet to happen. According to some reports, OSHA has yet to reach the halfway point in the process of establishing a heat standard.
Even when you aren’t directly experiencing this summer’s heat, you are probably reading or hearing about it.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a three-year national emphasis program permitting extensive inspections of warehousing and distribution center operations, mail/postal processing and distribution centers, parcel delivery/courier services, and certain high-hazard retail establishments.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a final rule to restore and expand Obama-era requirements for employers in dozens of designated industries that have worksites with at least 100 employees to submit their injury and illness forms electronically to the agency. The final rule becomes effective on January 1, 2024.