OSHA

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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Anticipating OSHA’s Upcoming HCS Update

The delay in releasing OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) update wasn’t all that surprising. Instead of the anticipated February 2019 release, rulemaking is now on...

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Whistleblower Protection Law is Complicated

The word “whistleblower” is certainly being bandied about a lot these days, and it’s increasingly apparent to me that there’s some confusion out there about...

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7 Things You Must Consider Before Contesting an OSHA Citation

Have you been issued an OSHA citation? Do you believe it is undeserved or misguided? When does a challenge make sense? When does it make...

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