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News & Alerts Date
Employer allegedly refused to hire applicant because of his medical condition
05/31/16
Research looks at operator costs for diagnosis, treatment
05/31/16
OSHA clarifies how standard applies in attics, crawl spaces, basements
05/31/16
Wearing PPE increases the risk for heat-related illnesses
05/27/16
Cross-border freight shipments down from previous year
05/27/16
Notices of eligibility and rights and responsibilities
05/27/16
Will be accepted for 30-day period
05/26/16
Employers honored based on six evidence-based components such as autonomy, work/life fit
05/26/16
Over one hundred rulemakings included
05/26/16
Agency will not enforce salary threshold for covered employers until after March 17, 2019
05/25/16
Provides examples of effective approaches to better workplace health and safety
05/25/16
Impacted cargo tanks must be taken out of hazmat transportation service
05/25/16
Walking working surfaces final rule predicted for August 2016
05/24/16
FMCSA is aiming for a late August final rule
05/24/16
Balancing job duties while overseeing others tops the list
05/24/16
Publication includes data on safety enforcement, crashes, CMV industry
05/23/16
Courses designed to educate worker and management on safety risks
05/23/16
Agency also announces theme for 2016 disability awareness month
05/23/16
Display poster and provide general notice
05/20/16
Technology scheduled to go live in late summer
05/20/16
Lightning strikes can severely injure or kill employees working outdoors
05/20/16
Seminar will take place May 26
05/19/16
Includes funding for highways, mass transit; legislative reforms
05/19/16
Three fatalities occurred due to asphyxiation, company agrees to $7M penalty
05/18/16
Regulations take effect in 2017 and address incentives, confidentiality
05/18/16
Publications cover training responsibilities for host employer and staffing agency
05/18/16
The new rules go into effect December 1, 2016
05/18/16
Employer allegedly requested improper documents from work-authorized immigrants
05/17/16
Agency also starting process to control emissions from existing sources
05/17/16
Agency will accept comments to June 8, 2016
05/17/16
Cross-training can develop employees, provide fresh perspectives, enhance succession planning
05/16/16
Memorandum intends to provide clarification and does not revise enforcement policy
05/16/16
Enforcement will run May 23 to June 5
05/16/16
Plans for drafting standard underway, stakeholders invited to provide best practice insight
05/13/16
Employers seek information to support applicant’s qualifications
05/13/16
Research shows drug impairment tests flawed, states encouraged to alter enforcement measures
05/13/16
Owners and operators continuing to use the tanks are subject to enforcement and fines
05/12/16
Resource consolidates existing guidance on ADA compliance, answers common questions
05/12/16
Employer faces $69K in penalties
05/11/16
Data provides companies with a high-level benchmarking tool
05/11/16
Program aims to help employees who cannot afford to take unpaid time off
05/11/16
Employers to begin submitting electronic data in 2017
05/11/16
Manufacturer facing $105K in fines
05/10/16
Drugs, alcohol discovered in truck cab after crash
05/10/16
Agency states denying equal restroom access is discrimination under Title VII
05/10/16
Will hold webinars, briefings on the proposed rule
05/09/16
EEOC lawsuit claimed employer exposed workers to harassment and hostile environment
05/09/16
Mining, construction, manufacturing industries had highest rates
05/09/16
Devices must follow specific OSHA standards
05/06/16
Consider the FMLA when creating PTO policies
05/06/16
Feedback will be accepted through July 6, 2016
05/06/16
Rule addresses visibility in national parks
05/05/16
OIG found company supported defendant in producing false documents
05/05/16
Online resource includes job boards, toolkits, access to outreach specialists
05/05/16
Session will discuss tip reporting
05/04/16
Rulemaking could be published this week
05/04/16
Pilot program starts June 2, 2016
05/04/16
Employers must have emergency procedures under standard
05/03/16
Rulemaking effective June 28, 2016
05/03/16
Self-only deduction went up $50, amount for family coverage remains same
05/03/16
Deaths increased for private construction and oil and gas extraction industries
05/02/16
Rule’s aim is improved window glazing and emergency exit latches
05/02/16
Under rule, fines for late payers would be cut in half
05/02/16