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Employment Law Carnival – The A to Z List

Plate 2Law Partners Maria Danaher, Editor of Employment Law Matters, and Mary Wright, Guest Blogger (both of Ogletree Deakins), offer up this month’s Employment Law Carnival. Here is our A to Z list of legal pickings from around the ‘Net.   is for the ADA Eric B. Meyer, The Employer Handbook, The Firefighter Afraid of Fighting … Continue Reading

OSHA and NLRB referral agreement could extend NLRB’s reach into workplace safety issues.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor, and is the federal agency charged with the enforcement of legislation related to the health and safety of workers. OSHA’s primary enforcement tool is the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). Section 11(c) of the OSH … Continue Reading

OSHA creates new on-line resource for hospitals and healthcare entities.

According to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hospital workers regularly face serious workplace hazards, including exposure to chemicals, hazardous drugs, and needle-sticks. Those workers often suffer musculoskeletal injuries that come from manually lifting and repositioning patients. OSHA statistics indicate that U.S. hospitals recorded nearly 250,000 work-related injuries and illnesses in … Continue Reading

OSHA’s new online form provides an easy method to workers for filing whistleblower retaliation claims.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to ensure safe and healthy conditions for working men and women on a national basis, by both setting and enforcing workplace standards, and by providing training, education and assistance to employers and employees, when necessary or requested. The agency also enforces the whistleblower protection provisions of … Continue Reading

Allegations of workplace violence or threats of violence may lead to an OSHA visit.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has written an enforcement directive for purposes of investigating and dealing with incidents of workplace violence. The directive, issued on September 8, 2011, will be used by OSHA’s district supervisors and area directors in determining whether or not to conduct an investigation into allegations of workplace violence, … Continue Reading

OSHA may hold general contractor liable for subcontractor’s safety violations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may issue citations for safety violations at construction sites.  Further, at those construction sites, OSHA may hold one employer responsible for the safety violations of other employers if the initial employer could reasonably be expected to prevent and abate the violations, based on some supervisory authority or control … Continue Reading