Tag Archives: Occupational Safety and Health Act

OSHA Announces Delay of Electronic Filing Deadline; Filing of OSHA 300A Now Required By December 15, 2017

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The compliance date for employers to file their 2016 OSHA 300A reports on the new electronic website has been delayed an additional two (2) weeks pursuant to a regulation issued on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, and which is expected to be published on November 24.  OSHA explained that the additional two weeks would allow employers … Continue reading this entry

What to Do When OSHA is at Your Door

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You arrive at work bright and early, only to find that someone beat you there — OSHA is waiting to perform an inspection. Now what? Many employers think they have little say in what happens next. Actually, employers have many choices to make, starting as soon as OSHA arrives. The first thing step is simply … Continue reading this entry

Increased OSHA Penalty Structure Becomes Effective Today

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This past November, Congress passed a budget that included legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. In response, the Department of Labor (DOL) is adjusting penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The new civil penalty structure for violations of the Occupational Safety and … Continue reading this entry

Even As They Lament The Horrific Reality Of Mass Violence, Employers Must Consider How To Prevent It In Their Workplaces

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After last week’s horrific mass shooting in Orlando, which targeted the LGBT community, most of us have spent days lost in thought, in sadness, and in concern about how such tragedies continue to occur. As people return their immediate focus to work after one of the largest and most violent shooting incidents in American history, … Continue reading this entry

Catastrophic Accident Resulted in a Workplace Fatality — Does Not Automatically Mean There Was an OSHA Violation

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is charged with enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act), and its various regulations intended to keep employees safe in their workplaces. Failure to comply with the regulations addressing machine guarding is one of the most-often issued citations by OSHA, routinely appearing in its “Top Ten” list of most frequently found … Continue reading this entry