Category: Enforcement and Inspection

As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.

Free Special Report: What to Expect from an OSHA Inspection

OSHA: No More Counting Inspections

Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) David Michaels, PhD, announced a new enforcement strategy during the 2015 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in which the Agency will no longer count the number of inspections it conducts in an effort to emphasize quality over quantity.

OSHA Increases Use of General Duty Clause: How to Avoid Enforcement and Costly Penalties Amid the Agency’s New Norm

General Duty Clause Citations OSHA’s General Duty Clause is the “gap filler” in enforcement actions that address recognized hazards where no specific OSHA standard exists. In 2014, more than 1,500 GDC violations were cited, with nearly $5 million in penalties. In this webinar, BLR Legal Editor Ana Ellington will discuss the broad application of the […]

News: Volkswagen admits it is guilty of cheating!

Before his resignation, Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn, publically apologized for emission defeat or cheat devices found in Volkswagen diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. Volkswagen now faces serious and costly violations under the Clean Air Act (CAA).