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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety Filed in Español, Safety By Thomas Galassi on October 18, 2016  Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly… Read more »

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Evaluation: First year of OSHA injury reporting requirement helps agency engage with employers and focus resources where needed   Since Jan. 1, 2015, employers have been required to report any severe work-related injury – defined as a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye – within 24 hours. (The requirement to report a fatality within… Read more »

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OSHA: Protecting Temporary Workers   Temporary Worker Safety and Health – video from US Department of Labor   “Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existing employees. Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the employee, and are therefore jointly responsible for temp employee’s safety and health. It is essential… Read more »

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South Carolina lawmakers ratify OSHA requirements USA July 21 2015 On June 26, 2015 the South Carolina General Assembly ratified the new OSHA reporting and recordkeeping requirements for SC employers. As a practical matter, this mainly means SC employers must now report the hospitalization of an employee as well as all partial amputations (including fingertip… Read more »

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Monitoring employees: how far can you go? Fisher & Phillips LLP Michael V. Abcarian USA January 2 2015 Author page » As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of… Read more »

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New OSHA reporting rules to become effective Jan. 1, 2015 Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP Casey P. Murray USA December 19, 2014 Author page » The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will celebrate 2015 by implementing new regulations relating to an employer’s duty to report work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. The new regulations go into effect… Read more »

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Sept. 11, 2014 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule* requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation… Read more »