Lack of Training Dominates OSHA’s “Most Cited” List

  • May 10, 2018
  • OSHA
  • John C. Hauge

While Minnesota’s Occupational and Health Administration (MNOSHA) is known to focus on hazardous working conditions, a surprisingly large percentage of citations they issue to employers relate to safety-program failures most could fairly easily avoid. Often ...

OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Until Dec. 1

  • Nov 7, 2016
  • OSHA
  • Scott D. Blake

OSHA is delaying enforcement of a final rule prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees who self-report work-related injuries and illnesses, but only until December 1, 2016. This leaves just a small window of opportunity for ...

OSHA Electronic Records Rule Expands Liability Risk

  • Jun 16, 2016
  • OSHA
  • Ryan A. Olson

In its stated effort to “nudge” employers into creating safer work environments, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has now issued its new electronic recordkeeping rule (the “final rule”). The final rule imposes new ...

OSHA Slipped in New Injury Report Rules Last Fall

  • Feb 9, 2016
  • OSHA
  • John C. Hauge

Many employers may have missed this but effective October 1, 2015, Minnesota OSHA began enforcing new injury reporting requirements.  Under the old rule, employers were required to report each work-related incident resulting in fatality or ...

OSHA Penalties May Go Up

  • Nov 4, 2015
  • OSHA
  • Dennis J. Merley

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is set to increase its maximum penalties effective August 1, 2016. A provision to raise OSHA fines was included in the budget agreement (H.R. 1314) by Republican ...