OSHA Announces Details on I2P2 Stakeholder Meetings

May 05, 2010 - by: Holly Jones 0 COMMENTS

During a series of Web chats held last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled an ambitious prevention program as part of its spring regulatory agenda. The program, known as I2P2, is a major paradigm shift for the department, and as a result, input on the development of the program will be worked out through a series of stakeholder meetings.

Yesterday, OSHA announced details on these stakeholder meetings. The meetings will be held June 3 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, June 10 in Dallas, Texas, and June 29 in Washington, D.C. All meetings will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time. Those interested in participating in the meetings should submit a notice of intent to participate at https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/osha/register-osha-I2P2.htm.

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Federal Agencies Host Web Chats to Discuss Spring Regulatory Agendas

April 26, 2010 - by: Holly Jones 0 COMMENTS

Throughout this week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will host a series of live Web chats to discuss the regulatory agendas of the various federal agencies. The chats, which will run through Wednesday, will include details of the proposed regulatory activities of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and other agencies.

Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
The chats kicked off this morning with a brief session hosted by the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), which is the department that enforces the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). The LMRDA establishes reporting and record-keeping requirements for employers and labor relations consultants, with the intention of ensuring that workers may make informed decisions with regard to their rights to organize and bargain collectively.

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DOL’s Agenda Focuses on Safety and Wages

January 28, 2010 - by: Holly Jones 2 COMMENTS

Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis has announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulatory agenda for 2010, saying, “Protecting wages and working conditions for workers is key to the mission of our department, and ensuring that workers have a voice on the job is also vital.” The agenda is expected to satisfy many union demands. Below is a summary of the DOL’s priorities by department.

Wage and Hour Division
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OSHA Going for Record Fine Against BP

October 30, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Signals that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is ramping up enforcement became clearer with the levying of a record $87,430,000 proposed penalty against BP Products North America Inc. on October 30.

The previous largest penalty, $21 million, was issued in 2005, also against BP, according to OSHA.

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OSHA to Inspect Nearly 4,000 Work Sites Under 2009 Program

September 09, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on September 4 that it will perform comprehensive safety inspections at nearly 4,000 high-hazard workplaces. These inspections are part of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting 2009 (SST-09) program, which helps direct enforcement resources to the types of workplaces that have the highest rate of injuries and illnesses.

OSHA will choose the workplaces to inspect based on its 2008 Data Initiative Survey of 80,000 employers, which provided data on workplace injuries and illnesses. The employers surveyed had 40 or more employees and were involved in industries with historically high injury and illness rates.

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Government Resources for Employers on H1N1 Swine Flu

April 29, 2009 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Many departments and agencies in the federal government provide helpful information for individuals, businesses and health care providers on responding to pandemic flu and developing plans to deal with contagious diseases and other emergencies. The following is information from the federal government directed toward businesses.

ADA-Compliant Employer Preparedness For the H1N1 Flu VirusEEOC compliance guidance for employers on the H1N1 swine flu

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Reminder about OSHA Posting Requirement

January 26, 2009 - by: HR Hero 2 COMMENTS

It’s time to post your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A, the summary of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year. Unless you have 10 or fewer employees or fall within one of the industries normally excused from the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSH Act) recordkeeping and posting requirements, you’re required to post OSHA Form 300A (not the OSHA 300 form/log) annually from February 1 to April 30. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, and real estate sectors is posted on OSHA’s website at www.osha.gov.

The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2008 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Additional information about your annual average number of employees and total hours they worked during the calendar year also is required to help the agency calculate incidence rates. Even if you had no recordable injuries or illnesses for 2008, you still must post the OSHA Form 300A, listing zeros on the total line. All summaries must be certified by a company executive.

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