Legal Insight

All Items: Risk Management - Health, Safety, Security

  • Hot Topics in the Financial Services Industry

    It is critical that financial services industry employers understand the consequences of noncompliance with the many laws that apply to this highly regulated industry. This Legal Insight highlights some of the more notable legal requirements to help HR spot potential issues. By becoming more familiar with the growing number of rules applicable to the financial services industry, employers can and should take proactive steps to ensure compliance and thereby lessen any risk of civil and/or criminal liability.

  • OSHA Enforced Whistleblower Statutes

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces the OSH Act's Whistleblower Statute along with 21 other whistleblower statutes for various industries. This Legal Insight discusses these whistleblower statutes and employee rights under them.

  • OSH Act

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed in 1970 to assure safe workplaces for employees. The Act covers all private-sector places of employment, even for companies with as few as one employee and for places of employment generally considered safe, such as office buildings; it covers all states and US territories. The OSH Act operates by requiring employers to provide places of employment free of dangers. In doing so, the Act confers rights and responsibilities on both employees and employers. This Legal Insight discusses those rights and responsibilities.

  • Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

    The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA) was enacted to codify and strengthen the guidelines set forth in OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard as it relates to reducing the incidence of accidental needle and other sharp (non-needle) equipment injuries in healthcare and other occupational settings where employees are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious bodily fluids, tissue or cell material. The NSPA imposes three requirements on covered employers. This Legal Insight will explore these requirements at a greater length.

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In depth analysis of employment law relating to workplace risks - health, safety, security.