SAFETY/HEALTH

How do we comply with California's human trafficking notice law?

04/24/2017
Q. I own a truck stop. Do I have notice-posting obligations regarding human trafficking under state law? If so, how do I comply?

Health workplace violence prevention rules take effect

04/24/2017
New regulations designed to reduce workplace violence in California health care facilities took effect April 1.

New law makes it easier to drug test UC recipients

04/24/2017
In late March, President Trump signed into law a bill that will allow states to drug test recipients of unemployment benefits under certain circumstances.

At OSHA, more assistance, less enforcement

04/20/2017
Saying that strict OSHA safety regulations make it “impossible to build anything,” President Trump has already begun rolling back workplace safety rules.

Wells Fargo just keeps teaching legal lessons

04/20/2017
Banking giant Wells Fargo can’t stay out of the news. First came an infamous case of fraud. Now OSHA has taken aim at the bank.

University of Minnesota study uncovers work hazards exotic dancers face

04/19/2017
New research may lead to increased regulation of Minneapolis adult entertainment venues.

What the new administration could mean for OSHA enforcement

04/06/2017
While there is talk of eliminating certain agencies, it is not likely that OSHA will be on the chopping block. However, less regulation is likely.

Senate OKs revoking OSHA rule

03/29/2017
The Senate voted to rescind a rule that gives OSHA the authority to enforce requirements for employers to maintain records on five years’ worth of workplace injuries.

Proposed law would ban cellphone use while driving in Minn.

03/23/2017
The Minnesota state legislature is considering outlawing virtually all cellphone use behind the wheel.

Keep injury summary posted through April 30

03/16/2017
OSHA is reminding employers of their obligation to post OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes their 2016 job-related injuries and illnesses.

Update on OSHA's new injury and illness reporting rule

03/15/2017
Late last year, OSHA made sweeping changes to its injury and illness reporting rule.

Engineer sues Amtrak, claiming derailment resulted from attack

03/03/2017
The engineer of the passenger train that derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015, killing eight people, has sued Amtrak, claiming it failed to provide a safe work environment.

Work fatalities hit 8-year high; the 10 deadliest jobs

01/19/2017
4,836 Americans were killed in workplace accidents in 2015.

OSHA fines Doylestown, Pa., psych facility for biting hazard

01/03/2017
OSHA has fined Foundations Behavioral Health $36,701 for four violations related to employee safety at its Doylestown location.

Work fatality rate falls, even as numbers go up

12/29/2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its Census of Workplace Fatal Injuries for 2015.
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