The agency that regulates workplace safety is OSHA. If your workplace temperature has reached dangerous levels, OSHA might be able to help. In general, though, there's no law saying how hot is too hot. OSHA's general recommendation is that temperatures...
Employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.
Do you know that OSHA protects the right of employees to go to the bathroom? OSHA’s sanitation standard states:
Toilet facilities, in toilet rooms separate for each sex, shall be provided in all places of employment.
The OSHA standard tells...
According to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the number of workers killed on the job as a result of slips, trips, and falls rose in 2014 by nearly ten percent. Here are some the key findings:
• The number of fatal...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a final rule which revises not only the list of employers which are partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, but also the types of events and circumstances giving rise...
Baby, It's Hot Outside! OSHA Undertakes
Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace
Mark J. Neuberger
Much of the country has been sweltering under record high
temperatures in what may yet develop into the hottest summer...
Tragically, mass shootings seem to be all the rage in America. The latest occurred last Friday morning outside New York City's Empire State Building. The shooter was a disgruntled ex-employee targeting his former coworkers .
Do you have a plan...
On September 14, 2012, the President's Office of Management and Budget released a report on what the estimated impact of sequestration pursuant to Sequestration Transparency Act, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, would be on January 2...
Denise M. Keyser and Farrah I. Gold
As many employers know, "whistleblower" retaliation
claims have proliferated in recent years, under the many federal and state laws
which recognize and protect whistleblowing activities. The Occupational...
Don't eat that pretty red apple, Snow White!!! It has poison in it!!!!
You know the old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"? Well, it appears that this may be the case with the new "sweet deal" the Internal...
Don't Work, Text, and Drive
By John S. Lord, Jr.
None of us should be texting and driving. None of our employees should ever be working, texting, and driving.
We all understand these common sense rules, but does your organization have...
On this week’s Last Week Tonight , John Oliver gives OSHA a pass on its slack investigations of North Dakota oil field accidents . He blames OSHA’s inactivity on its lack of resources coupled with the oil companies’ use of subcontracted...
San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland rocked the sports world yesterday by announcing his retirement from pro football at the age of 24 after playing only one NFL season. His reason: concerns about the long-term impact of football-related head trauma...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
has published a new rule, effective January 18 th , revising the
procedures for handling whistleblower claims arising under the Energy
Reorganization Act (ERA) and six environmental statutes: the...