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Texas Court Declines to Enjoin OSHA's Anti-Retaliation Rules

In the last few weeks, federal courts in Texas have been the center of attention, deciding what rules and regulations of the current administration may fall to legal challenges asserted in the jurisdiction by collections of states, business, and trade associations, among others.  Texas courts have issued preliminary injunctions impacting the persuader rule, and most recently the DOL's new overtime rule.  More ›

Calling All Employers: Webinar Discussing OSHA's Final Rule on Reporting Workplace Injury and Illness Data

OSHA Webinar HeaderWorried about what the new OSHA Final Rule means for your company? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. If you are a business owner, in-house counsel, human resource policy decision-maker, employment and labor law specialist, or a front-line HR professional, you won’t want to miss our webinar on Wednesday, December 7th at noon Central.  Hinshaw Labor & Employment lawyers Aimee E. Delaney and Elizabeth Odian will walk
you through the revised OSHA regulations, their implications, and ways you can manage risk to your  organization. More ›

OSHA Issues Guidance on Transgender Workers and Workplace Restrooms

For those savvy employers staying ahead of the curve, here’s something new: OSHA has published a “Best Practices” guide addressing restroom access for transgender workers.  To be clear, as “guidance,” the OSHA publication is not a rule or regulation, and does not create legal obligations for employers. Still, this is the latest development in a fast-changing area of employment law, with protections for transgender workers shifting (it feels) all the time.  More ›

OSHA Fines Employer $1.2 Million for Exposing Workers to Asbestos Hazards

AMD Industries, Inc.of Cicero, IL discovered asbestos containing materials on its heaters, boilers and connected pipes. Allegedly, they used their own workers, who were untrained and not issued proper protective clothing and equipment, to remove the asbestos and thereby exposed the workers to this hazard. AMD was prosecuted under OSHA's newly created "Severe Violators Enforcement Program," which targets recalcitrant employers who have previously been cited for multiple OSHA violations in the past. DOL press release.

OSHA Public Outreach: Private Employer Survey

OSHA has announced that it will send a survey to 19,000 private employers to get input concerning workplace safety & health management practices. The goal is to obtain information to help guide future rules, compliance and outreach efforts. As we mentioned earlier this month, the EEOC is also engaging in a public outreach effort to assist reviewing its regulations. See, OSHA Press Release

New Tool From OSHA: Recordkeeping Advisor

When an employee becomes injured on the job, most employers are unaware of what OSHA requires them to do with respect to recording and/or reporting the incident. The DOL has created and just released an electronic advisor on record keeping that helps an employer to determine when they need to report such incidents. This could be very helpful. Check it out.

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