Topic: injury

OSHA Regulatory Agenda Targets Recordkeeping Requirements, Injury Prevention, and Whistleblower Protection

In late December 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (along with other federal agencies) published its semi-annual agenda detailing the current and planned regulatory focus of the agency. For your reference, here’s a look at three key items: 1. Reporting and recordkeeping requirements: The agency is “revising list of industries that are partially exempt… Read more »

5 Ways OSHA Keeps Employees Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Act is the primary law that governs workplace health and safety. It places a number of obligations and responsibilities on employers for providing safe working conditions for all employees. Compliance with the Act is enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which employs a variety of methods designed… Read more »

DC Appeals Court Rejects OSHA Citations for Recordkeeping Violations

Employers cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to keep accurate injury or illness logs may have obtained a reprieve. Earlier this month, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in Secretary of Labor v. AKM LLC d/b/a Volks Constructors that OSHA’s practice of citing employers for not recording… Read more »