OSHA

Changes to NH Public Employee Safety and Health Laws

The federal Occupational Safety & Health Act (“OSH Act”) does not apply to state employees.  In an effort to address this perceived “safety void,” House...

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Acosta is Out, Scalia is Nominated – Will the DOL Actually Get Something Done This Year?

July was an eventful month at the Department of Labor. Other than the departure of DOL Secretary Alex Acosta on July 9 and the nomination...

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The Departure of Scott Mungo: Will Lack of Leadership Affect OSHA’s Effectiveness?

Scott Mungo recently withdrew his name from consideration as the nominee for Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA at the Department of Labor. It had...

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New LOTO Rules Are On The Horizon

A few weeks ago OSHA announced its decision to leave the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Standard alone for now, but not for long. Immediately following this decision...

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OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) Remains Problematic and Controversial

OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) is almost a decade old this June, and it’s been controversial ever since it was launched in 2010. OSHA...

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