Secretary Solis of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has kicked off commemorative events across the country to honor fallen workers on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2012. The events showcase the tremendous urgency and vital importance of ensuring safe working conditions for all workers.  The subject is particularly timely because it is also Read more

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memo this March to guide field compliance officers and whistleblower investigative staff regarding employer practices that may discourage employee reports of injuries and violate whistleblower statutes. Specifically, the memo reminds OSHA enforcement officials that reporting a work-related injury or illness is a core employee right. Read more

Compliance Poster Company reminds employers covered by OSHA’s record-keeping rule to prepare and post the OSHA 300A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” by February 1. The OSHA 300A Summary must be posted from February 1 through April 30 at all covered establishments in visible locations where notices are customarily posted so that employees are Read more

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed an update to portions of its Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting regulation; specifically, Appendix A which contains a list of industries that are partially exempt from maintaining records of occupational injuries and illnesses.  The exemptions are applicable to industries with relatively low rates of occupational Read more

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among employers and workers to educate them on the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather.  US DOL Secretary Solis says, “If you’re working outdoors, you’re at risk for heat-related illnesses that can cause serious medical problems and even Read more