OSHA

What’s Up With the OSHA Silica Standard?

No one disputes the links between high levels of “respirable silica” and serious lung disorders (like silicosis and cancer). There is also general agreement among...

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The Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019

AI and other advanced technologies are rapidly changing the workplace as well as the marketplace. The ever-increasing sophistication of robotics, the use of biometrics (retinal...

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The Top 10 OSHA Violations

In September, OSHA’s Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, announced the preliminary list of OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited standards for the current...

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General Duty Clause Violations

When I was writing about pending federal heat stress standards recently, I reviewed OSHA’s enforcement summary for 2018 and was struck by how many 5(a)(1)...

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Reporting Workplace Incidents and Drug Testing Policies

Last fall, OSHA softened its position about safety incentive programs and post-accident drug testing — and backed away from a previous position about how those...

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