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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

Workers Memorial Day: Honoring the Dead as We Fight for the Living
Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. 25 Years of Speeches and Bells The key... Read More

Workplace Violence: The Troubling Disconnect Between OSHA Figures and What’s Really Happening
Posted on 18 May 2018 by Karen C. Yotis

Conducting Impartial Assessments and Making Tough Decisions in a Politicized World By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When we go to work each day, we don’t expect to be attacked. Nor do we anticipate suffering serious bodily harm. And we can hardly imagine... Read More

MI: Gov. Appoints Wagner to Safety Board
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the following recent appointment: Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals Scott Wagner of Northville, safety director with Barton Malow Company, is appointed to... 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’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

OSHA's New Document Addresses Shipbreaking Worker Safety
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Shipbreaking workers are exposed to asbestos, falls, electric shock and fires when removing gear and equipment from outdated ships and breaking down these vessels for recycling. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's... Read More

OSHA Seeks Members To Serve On Committee Protecting Construction Workers' Safety
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - OSHA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee advises the Secretary of Labor on developing standards and policies that affect... Read More

MIOSHA Fines Hastings Manufacturing Company $118,750 For Failure To Protect Employees
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) Director Stanley "Skip" Pruss today announced the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has cited Hastings Manufacturing... Read More

NY: Wal-Mart Spends More than $1M in Legal Fees to Contest $7K OSHA Fine in Trampling Death
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The New York Times reports that Wal-Mart Stores has spent more than $1 million in legal fees to contest a $7,000 fine assessed by OSHA against the company, this after shoppers stampeded the opening of the Long Island store the day after Thanksgiving 2008... Read More

OSHA Limits Fail to Protect Gulf Coast Oil Spill Workers
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - The Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog says OSHA has failed to update permissible exposure limits (PELs) for toxic chemicals since 1971, reflecting science from the 1960's, and Gulf Coast oil spill workers are not adequately... Read More

US DoL Focuses on Workers' Safety as Oil Cleanup Activities Ramps Up
Posted on 4 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels is in Louisiana today with a team of experienced hazardous materials professionals leading an effort to ensure that oil spill cleanup... Read More