Brad Hammock of Jackson Lewis is the author of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Law Blog, where he provides insight & commentary on occupational safety and health issues. Brad is a Partner in the Washington DC Region Office of Jackson Lewis, practicing exclusively in the safety and health area, and is a nationally recognized expert on occupational safety and health law. Brad is the practice group coordinator for Jackson Lewis’s Workplace Safety Compliance Practice Group.
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by Nikki Wilson Crary As sports fans begin their annual football watching, rivalry matches, and tailgating, most forget that sporting teams are often “employers” or associated with an “employer.” Like other employers, Colleges and Universities, School Districts, and...
OSHA has published its long awaited update to its Hazard Communication standard to align the standard with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Click here to go to OSHA's webpage on the topic, which includes links to the final rule and other guidance...
Many businesses across the country have implemented on-site occupational health clinics to address occupational injuries and illnesses, as well as address common employee health needs. While on-site occupational health clinics can provide many benefits for employers and...
In a February 16, 2012 letter to Congresswoman Kristi Noem, OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels has provided additional guidance to employers in the grain handling industry regarding the use of sweep augers to remove grain from bins. Sweep augers are common tools used in...
On March 1, 2012, OSHA announced a change to its organizational structure related to its Whistleblower Protection Program (WPP). The WPP will now report directly to the Assistant Secretary of OSHA, currently Dr. David Michaels, instead of the Director of the Directorate of Enforcement...
Just weeks after announcing that it would be initiating the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) process for its IIPP rule, the Agency recently announced that there would be an additional delay in starting the process. IIPP has the potential to be the most...
OSHA is poised to release to the public its initial regulatory approach to its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) rule. OSHA has announced that it will begin the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act (SBREFA) process for its IIPP rule, at which time the Agency will...
Employers covered by OSHA's recordkeeping rule must prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” by February 1 and keep the form posted until April 30. The form must be posted at each establishment covered, in a conspicuous place...
Be sure to check out the Winter 2012 edition of the Workplace Safety and Health Reporter!
Over the last several months, OSHA has continued – and expanded – its practice of publicizing “Industry/Hazard Alerts” on its web site. These Alerts are designed to notify employers in certain industries of hazards that are of particular concern to the Agency. In...