Tag: OSHA regulations

New CA Law Requires Workplace Violence Prevention Plans

A new law recently enacted in California requires employers to implement a workplace violence prevention plan and could prove influential if other states follow suit. On Sept. 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 553 into law, requiring nearly all businesses to have their plans in place by July 1, 2024. Exempted from the law are […]

Trump administration pumps the brakes on new OSHA rules

by Eric J. Conn President Donald Trump was carried into the White House on promises (or threats) of rolling back government regulations. At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year, his now former senior policy adviser, Steve Bannon, framed the president’s agenda in terms of “deconstruction of the administrative state,” meaning he plans to […]

OSHA expands injury and illness recording and reporting requirements

by Arielle B. Sepulveda The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule that makes significant changes to its Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting regulation, effective January 1, 2015. Although the revisions bring increased financial and administrative costs, the new requirements may also provide an opportunity for employers to be […]

OSHA Penalties for Personal Protective Equipment Violations Escalate

In these troubled economic times, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has hit upon a sure-fire way to increase government revenue without any extra work or change in procedures. If it wasn’t so ominous for employers, we might be tempted to applaud the agency’s ingenuity and audacity. Required federal and state workplace posters, including […]