Effective Jan. 16, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)’s maximum penalty for Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and posting violations increased from $15,625 per violation to $16,131 per violation; the maximum

Continue Reading 2024 OSHA Developments: Non-Compliance Gets Costlier; Employers Must Submit Detailed Injury, Illness Reporting Information

With California SB 553’s July 1, 2024 implementation deadline only about nine months away, and given the increase in gun violence – and violence generally – in public places like grocery stores, places of worship, and movie theaters, CA employers should establish and implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan sooner than later.
Continue Reading Non-Health Care California Employers Will Soon Need to Comply with Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements

On May 30, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found that online pet retailer Chewy, Inc. was not liable under the Occupational Safety and Health Act

Continue Reading Under-Whelmed by an ‘Under-Ride’ Hazard: 11th Circuit Vacates General Duty Clause Violation on Preemption Ground

On Jan. 26, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to Regional and Area Offices providing guidance when issuing Instance-By-Instance (IBI) citations for “high-gravity” serious violations

Continue Reading Death by One Thousand ‘Instances’: OSHA’s New Instance-by-Instance Penalty Policy

On Jan. 12, 2023, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced another increase in the maximum civil monetary penalties for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards

Continue Reading No Longer a Slap on the Wrist: OSHA Continues to Raise Its Maximum Penalty Amounts

On May 17, 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released a draft regulation for workplace violence prevention that applies to all California employers, with only limited
Continue Reading California Employers Soon May Be Subject to a Workplace Violence Safety Standard

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 12, 2022, that it is launching a national emphasis program focused on heat-related illnesses and injuries.

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Continue Reading Federal OSHA Emphasizes Heat-Related Illnesses and Injuries in the Workplace