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The Impact of OSHA Developments on Workers’ Comp: Ch-ch-changes (Turn and Face the Shame)
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Warning Employers About a New Enforcement Paradigm By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Something’s afoot at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and... Read More

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories
Posted on 20 May 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one... Read More

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by John Stahl

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U.S.... Read More

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories
Posted on 20 May 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one... Read More

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by John Stahl

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U... Read More

OSHA Issues Guide To Help Businesses Comply With Cranes Rule
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued the Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction to help businesses comply with the recently published Cranes and Derricks in Construction... Read More

OSHA To Reach Out On Musculoskeletal Disorder Reporting
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington , DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, today announced a series of three teleconferences... Read More

Solis Is To Establish Charter Of Maritime Advisory Committee
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will re-establish the charter of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Established in 1995, the committee... Read More

OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance On Personal Protective Equipment
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry *, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining... Read More

OSHA’s Quest to Uncover Hidden Injuries
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OSHA is more than half-way done in reaching its goal of inspecting 350 companies during a two-year period to gauge the accuracy of injury and illness recordkeeping. Read the article in the Houston Chronicle . Read More

BP To Pay $50.6M To Resolve US Labor Department Litigation
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas... Read More

OSHA Temporarily Withdraws Proposal For Musculoskeletal Disorders
Posted on 26 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it has temporarily withdrawn from review by the Office of Management and Budget its proposal to restore a column for... Read More

OSHA Publishes Final Rule Establishing Procedures For Handling Nuclear Retaliation Complaints
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published a final rule that makes the procedures for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints under the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and six environmental... Read More

OSHA Withdraws Proposed Interpretation On Occupational Noise
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation titled "Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative... Read More

US Secretary Solis Renews Charter Of NSH Advisory Committee
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today renewed the charter of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The charter will expire in two years... Read More