JUST ANNOUNCED!  US Labor Department Announces Final Rule to Improve Workers’ Protection from the Dangers of ‘Respirable’ Silica Dust OSHA has issued two silica standards: one for construction and one for general industry and maritime. Both standards take effect June 23, 2016, after which industries have one to five years to come into compliance, based… Read more

OSHA Raises Fines and Increases Scrunity for Reporting Violations

On September 18, 2014, OSHA issued a final rule revising its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements in 29 C.F.R. 1904.  Shortly before OSHA’s new injury and illness reporting requirements came into effect last January, OSHA issued “Interim Enforcement Procedures for New Reporting Requirements under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39.”  These interim procedures served as… Read more