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OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Policies

OSHA has recently provided an interpretation of employer actions that they will view as retaliatory and not permissible.  These include certain: (1) Disciplinary policies, (2) Post-accident drug testing policies, and lastly (3) Employee incentive programs.  Below is a brief explanation of these policies to help employers avoid violating OSHA regulations. DISCIPLINE OSHA has made it […]

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OSHA Electronic Submission Deadline Approaching

This year’s deadline for submitting your 2017 OSHA reports is July 1, 2018. For the first time, all submissions must be made online via OSHA’s website. If you are an employer in a ‘high risk industry’ (like construction) and employ anywhere between 20 and 249 employees, you must submit your OSHA 300A forms online before […]

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Refocusing on Safety in the Construction Workplace

When you have been doing a job for an extended period of time, it is easy to get a little complacent, but it only takes one mistake for an injury or death to occur. This is why a robust safety program is necessary so that the health and safety of employees is top of mind. […]

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Reasons to Implement High-Quality Safety Audits Part 2

The workplace is a continuous concern for OSHA and employers across the country. Implementing a safety audit is necessary and beneficial because they provide a clear indication of a company’s health and safety performance. In this section and part one, our OSHA defense lawyers share reasons why it’s important to implement ongoing safety audits. Better […]

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Reasons to Implement High-Quality Safety Audits Part 1

The nature of construction work is risky even for the most safety conscious professional, which is why it’s critical that construction companies conduct regular safety audits. As expert OSHA defense attorneys, we know that safety audits are critical for assessing and measuring safety on construction sites. In this section and part two, we will share […]

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6 Indicators of a Thriving Safety Culture

Safety culture is all about the attitudes, values, behaviors, and beliefs that are practiced by a company. These things are not the easiest to measure, however. Nevertheless, our OSHA attorneys know that a strong safety culture is essential for an effective safety program. To reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, inculcate the […]

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Tips for Interacting With OSHA Compliance Officers Part 3

Has OSHA ever visited your jobsite? Did you know your rights? Did you feel prepared? As OSHA defense attorneys, we know that a visit from OSHA can be intimidating to even the most seasoned construction professionals. The best way to prepare is to arm yourself with knowledge and a plan of action. In Part 1 […]

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Tips for Interacting With OSHA Compliance Officers Part 2

If OSHA shows up at your jobsite tomorrow, would you know what to do? As OSHA attorneys, we have ample experience interacting with OSHA, but dealing with the agency is not as commonplace for most construction professionals. Perhaps you’ve never had an OSHA inspection and all of a sudden they are at your door. Maybe […]

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Tips for Interacting With OSHA Compliance Officers Part 1

If you are a construction professional, knowing how to interact with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is critical. Dealing with the administration is commonplace for an OSHA attorney, but typically not as big a part of a construction professional’s everyday life. If you’ve gone years without a visit from OSHA or perhaps never […]

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A Breakdown of OSHA’s First Aid Requirements Part 2

A major aspect of protecting your employees is preventing accidents, but it is also critical to respond properly in the event that an injury does occur. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a set of requirements regarding first aid, from kit accessibility to emergency transportation availability. As experienced OSHA defense lawyers, we know […]

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