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  • Defending Against OSHA Whistleblower Claims

    The number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) whistleblower claims has increased substantially in the past few years. According to OSHA, there were 2,787 claims in 2012, compared ... Read Article

August Posts

  • Defending Against OSHA Whistleblower Claims

    The number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) whistleblower claims has increased substantially in the past few years. According to OSHA, there were 2,787 claims in 2012, compared with 1,934 claims in 2005. In addition, thousands of employees have brought ... Read Article
  • OSHA Abatement

    Your company has received an OSHA citation; what happens now? Properly dealing with an OSHA citation is more complicated than cleaning up your job site and calling it a day. OSHA provides a set of guidelines for abatement verification, to be followed when correcting the problem a ... Read Article
  • The OSHA General Duty Clause (GDC)

    The OSHA General Duty Clause (GDC) states that an employer "shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees." 29 U.S. Code ... Read Article
  • A Repeat OSHA Violation Can Result in Steep Fines

    Initially, a citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can seem like a fairly minor matter. However, employers should take OSHA violations very seriously. Corporations that do not fix a violation or that allow consecutive incidents may receive a ... Read Article
  • Beyond OSHA: Legal Problems Can Snowball

    After a workplace accident, an employer or jobsite may be inspected by an officer from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Most employers wait until OSHA issues a citation for one or more violations, prepare to pay the fine and hope to return to business as ... Read Article
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