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Legal Update: Trump’s One-offs to Labor Regulations Change the Big Picture

When Trump was a brand-new President (or force of nature, depending on how you look at it), we observed that the dawn of his administration would not necessarily augur wholesale changes to the overall landscape of legal concerns for employers.  Why?  Because, as with so many things in Trumpworld, there didn’t appear to be a … Continue Reading

Kelley Drye Launches Occupational Health & Safety Blog

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 … Continue Reading

New OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements to Take Effect August 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) finalized a recordkeeping and reporting rule to “modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public, and OSHA about workplace hazards.” Currently, OSHA requires employers to keep a record of work-related injuries and illnesses.  Under the new rule, employers will send OSHA … Continue Reading

New York Employers – Looking Backward and Forward.

Last year was a ‘big year’ in New York in terms of new employment laws, and 2016 is shaping up to be just as big – as employers come into compliance with the many new laws, and brace for additional changes to come. Among the most significant new laws are the series of statutes signed … Continue Reading

In Race Against The Clock, OSHA Makes Nonregulatory Moves

Reprinted with permission from Law360 and Porfolio Media, Inc. The Occupational Safety & Health Act requires that the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) observe a rulemaking process that is, in many ways, more rigorous and protracted than the rulemaking processes required of regulatory agencies by the Administrative Procedure Act or other statutes.  While … Continue Reading

OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

Partner Wayne D’Angelo and associate Catherine Wilmarth authored the IPAA Access Magazine Summer 2015 article “Workplace Safety: OSHA Ramps Up Investigations and Enforcement in the Upstream Industry.”  The article discusses the U.S. Occupational Health Administration’s increased focus on the upstream oil and gas industry as shown by the sector’s inclusion in the Severe Violator Enforcement … Continue Reading

OSHA Request for Information on Communication Tower Safety

On April 15, 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) published a request for information (RFI) on the occupational hazards experienced during communication tower construction and maintenance activities.[1]  More specifically, OSHA is seeking information on the hazards experienced when constructing and maintaining communication towers, current efforts to abate those hazards, and additional measures … Continue Reading

OSHA Issues Revised Guidelines Protecting Healthcare & Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence

On April 2, OSHA issued a revision of its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers.  This recent revision updates previous versions issued in 1996 and 2004 by incorporating research performed over the last decade into the causes of and risk factors for workplace violence, as well as preventative measures that … Continue Reading