We are excited to announce that Kelley Drye’s Occupational Safety & Health practice group has launched the Not Safe For Work blog. We think our readers will benefit from the focused insight and expert analysis on the latest occupational safety and health issues from Kelley Drye’s occupational health and safety attorneys. You can follow Not Safe For Work for analysis, summaries, and discussion of the latest occupational safety and health developments, including action by OSHA, the Chemical Safety Board, the Mine Safety & Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others.
Occupational health and safety law arises largely from the 1970 Occupational Health and Safety Act and is enforced by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA). In addition OSHA enforces the law, administers reporting requirements, and handles substantial rulemaking responsibilities that impact a very broad range of employers and industries. It also addresses reducing risks from toxic chemical exposure, electrical hazards, fall hazards, noise levels, mechanical dangers, extreme temperatures, unsanitary conditions and other sources. OSHA compliance impacts virtually every employer in the U.S. Check out the Not Safe For Work blog to stay up to date.