All Items: Workplace Safety

  • Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary

    July 19, 2019

    President Trump has said he will name Eugene Scalia, son of the former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as his next Secretary of Labor. The nomination is likely to spark a confirmation battle in the Senate.

  • New Jersey Becomes First State to Require Panic Buttons for Hotel Workers

    June 19, 2019

    A first-of-its-kind state law mandates that most New Jersey hotels provide wearable panic buttons that their workers can press in case of an emergency.

  • OSHA Dials Back Electronic Reporting Rule

    January 29, 2019

    In a final rule, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) eliminated its requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit certain information each year.

  • OSHA Announces Top 2018 Safety Violations

    November 26, 2018

    OSHA recently announced its annual list of the top 10 safety violations for fiscal year 2018, with violations of the general requirements for fall protection topping the list.

  • California May Require Some Employers to Electronically Report Workplace Injuries and Illnesses to Feds

    November 1, 2018

    Passing a regulation that would specify California's injury and illness reporting requirements is necessary to provide clear guidance to employers, according to Cal/OSHA.

  • OSHA Clarifies Position on Safety Incentive Programs, Post-Accident Drug Testing

    October 24, 2018

    OSHA has issued a memorandum clarifying that anti-retaliation provisions of a workplace injury and illness reporting rule do not prohibit the use of either safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing policies.

  • OSHA Proposes to Roll Back Electronic Reporting Rule

    August 6, 2018

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to remove requirements for certain establishments to electronically report workplace injury and illness information that may contain employees' personally identifiable information.

  • Increased Workplace Fatalities Raise Concerns

    February 7, 2018

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that workplace fatalities jumped 7 percent in 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive year that fatalities have increased, and the first time since 2008 that workplace deaths exceeded 5000.

  • OSHA Extends Date for Electronically Reporting Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

    November 28, 2017

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the date by which employers covered by federal workplace safety recordkeeping regulations must electronically report their Form 300A data through the agency's Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.

  • FedEx Safety VP Mugno Nominated to Lead OSHA

    November 2, 2017

    Scott Mugno, a vice president in charge of safety at FedEx Ground, has been nominated to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by the Trump administration. The White House highlighted Mugno's work at FedEx in developing, promoting and facilitating its safety and health programs.

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