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. 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

In this episode, Mike Taylor and Adam Roseman talk to Sam Harkins, Environmental, Health & Safety Vice President at Versa Integrity Group, Inc., about his experiences developing and maintaining a
Continue Reading Workplace Safety Review: Episode 21 | Interview with Sam Harkins, Versa Integrity Group, Inc. Environmental, Health & Safety Vice President

On Dec. 17, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety
Continue Reading A Not So Happy New Year for Employers? 6th Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA COVID-19 ETS