OSHA Fine Increases to Take Effect on August 1 but Increased Fines Could Apply to Inspections Occurring Now

As previously reported in Babst Calland’s November 2015 Employment Bulletin, a little-noticed provision in the recent federal budget permits the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to raise its monetary penalties by nearly 80%.  The(…)

OSHA update: New Reporting Requirements Started January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, there was a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). Employers will now be required to report within 24 hours: (1) all in-patient hospitalizations(…)

New Jersey OSHA Instructor Pleads Guilty to Selling False OSHA 30 30 Certifications, Faces up to 5 Years in Prison

On September 10, 2010, Frederick T. Prinz, an New Jersey based Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) instructor pleaded guilty to selling false OSHA 30 Hour cards to New Jersey construction workers.  Mr. Pritz’s actions qualify as a f(…)

Construction Industry Safety Coalition Opposes OSHA’s Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition, an organization representing twenty-five different construction trade associations, recently issued the following statement regarding the rule on Crystalline Silica proposed by the Occupational Safety and He(…)