November 8, 2019
Construction Worksite with equipment and concrete columns

More Intensive OSHA Investigations Are Coming: What OSHA’s New Weighting System Means For Workplace Safety and Health Inspections.

OSHA is now using a new Weighting System to gauge enforcement activity that will incentivize Area Offices to conduct more intensive investigations. Before, an Area Office might have been reluctant to undertake intensive, complex inspections because it would not have received enough “credit” within the agency and have been penalized for being ineffective. Now, Area Offices are rewarded for more complex inspections, and employers may well see an uptick in multi-CHSO, multi-day inspections.
November 10, 2017

Scott Mugno: Trump’s Pick for Assistant Secretary of Labor

Profiles: Here is what you should know about Scott Mugno, President Trump’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. On […]
August 31, 2017

11th Circuit to Rule on Mar-Jac Poultry Case

11th Circuit to Rule on Mar-Jac Poultry Case On August 22, 2017, the 11th Circuit heard oral arguments for USA. v. Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. on the issue […]
August 11, 2017

Regulatory Agenda Offers Companies Brief Glimpse into Trump Administration’s Plans

Regulatory Agenda Offers Brief Glimpse into Trump Administration’s Plan On July 20, 2017, federal agencies released their regulatory agendas.  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety […]
January 27, 2016

A violation here, a violation there, now OSHA can abate everywhere?

An ALJ ruling in an OSHA case may signal a significant increase in OSHA‚ attempts to enforce standards at locations they have not even inspected. In […]
July 15, 2014
Two construction workers pouring concrete

OSHA’s Multi-Employer Doctrine

On multi-employer work sites (in both the general and construction sectors), more than one employer may be cited for a hazardous condition that violates an OSHA […]
July 10, 2014
Construction Worksite with equipment and concrete columns

What are State and Federal OSHA Plans?

[ABs_h type=”2″]”Federal” Plans[/ABs_h] Federal government oversees enforcement of OSHA Act in 28 states, including West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania. [ABs_h type=”2″]”State” Plans[/ABs_h] Twenty-two […]