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
Even If You Don’t Give Manicures – What All Employers Can Learn From Nail Salons
Many have been surprised and appalled with the recent series of articles in the New York Times exposing the alleged mistreatment of workers at nail salons. What struck me was how these articles should be a wake-up call for all employers, even those who do not give manicures.
- First, all employers should be aware of
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. More specifically, OSHA is seeking information on the hazards experienced when constructing and maintaining communication towers, current efforts to abate those hazards, and additional…
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…