06/22/2017

Global Arbitration Review: Offshore Vessel Construction Disputes

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Haynes and Boone CDG is proud to feature a chapter in the Second Edition of Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) Guide to Energy Arbitrations. The Guide to Energy Arbitrations is a widely regard...

06/22/2017

OSHA’s Changes to Lockout/Tagout Rule Facing Major Delay

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OSHA’s proposed revision to the lockout/tagout rule is facing major delays.  As previously reported, OSHA made its proposed revisions to the rule, and many others, under OSHA’s Standards Improvement P...

06/22/2017

OSHA’s Continuing Recordkeeping Obligation Rule Revoked via the Congressional Review Act

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Congress and the White House utilized the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Obama Administration’s final rule entitled “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an...

06/22/2017

Beryllium Rule Takes Effect Despite Trump Administration Beryllium Proposal Under Review

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More than 40 years after the original beryllium standard, OSHA, under the Obama Administration, issued a final rule on January 9, 2017, reducing the occupational exposure limits for beryllium.

06/22/2017

Penalties for State OSHA Programs May Increase

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In August 2016, OSHA promulgated rules that significantly increased the maximum penalties for violations of safety regulations by 78 percent. This constituted the first penalty increase since 1990 ...

06/22/2017

OSHA’s “Union Walk Around Rule” Rescinded by OSHA

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OSHA rescinded a memo creating the Union Walk Around Rule, which stated that non-union employees may elect anyone to accompany OSHA compliance officers as they inspect the employer’s worksite.

06/22/2017

OSHA’s Electronic Record-Keeping Compliance Deadline Delayed Indefinitely

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OSHA announced that it has delayed the much-anticipated July 1, 2017, compliance deadline for employers to electronically submit form 300A injury and illness data.

06/22/2017

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Appointed

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Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta was sworn in on April 28, 2017, after his Senate confirmation. Secretary Acosta has experience serving on the National Labor Relations Board and has held the positi...

06/22/2017

First Deadlines of New General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standard

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The final rule for General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection (“Walking-Working Surfaces Rule”) was published in November of 2016, but some of the deadlines for compliance are in Ma...

06/22/2017

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Vacancies Could be Filled

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The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“OSHRC”) is the highest administrative court deciding contested citations resulting from OSHA inspection.

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