Under the Recordkeeping regulation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), covered employers must prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses. That regulation sets forth the injuries that must be recorded:

You must consider an injury or illness to meet the general recording criteria, and therefore to be recordable, if it

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in 2013, over 23,000 significant workplace injuries occurred due to assaults on the job– and that over 70 percent of these assaults were in healthcare and social service settings.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), health care and social service workers are almost four

Law 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.

Slide1is for the ADA

Eric B. Meyer, The Employer Handbook, The Firefighter Afraid of

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

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

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

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