What to know about employee responsibility in OSHA reports

David Michaels, the top official at Fed-OSHA, recently updated an advisory group on the progress of the agency’s Severe Injury Reporting Rule change that took effect Jan. 1, 2015. While Michaels noted that only 35 percent of reports result in on-site inspections, there are some things that will increase the scrutiny. In particular, Michaels said […]

Fed-OSHA looking into Sandwich scaffolding incident

Fed-OSHA opened an investigation Tuesday into possible violations of workplace safety standards in connection with a construction incident that sent two roofers to the hospital with traumatic injuries. The two men fell about 30 feet onto asphalt from a scaffolding they were working on. Cape Cod Times

Ernst pushes back on Fed-OSHA guidelines for anhydrous ammonia

Iowa’s junior Senator is pushing back on OSHA guidelines about the use of anhydrous ammonia. At a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing U.S. Senator Joni Ernst expressed concerns raised by Iowans over OSHA’s recently issued guidance that negatively impacts anhydrous ammonia retailers in Iowa. Senator Ernst has […]

Alexander alleges ‘coordinated effort to change the law’ by NLRB, Fed-OSHA

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., alleged last week that the National Labor Relations Board and Fed-OSHA were coordinating in a controversial move to change corporate liability laws. The change would redefine the legal definition of joint employer, making companies responsible for workplace violations at other businesses, such as franchisees and subcontractors. Washington Examiner