Monthly Archives: January 2020
  • Repeat Redefined

    BY: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    An important case is currently pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit involving the definition of “Repeat” for an OSHA violation.  In Acosta v. Angelica Textile Services, Inc., the facts reveal that the company provided commercial linen cleaning services using very large washing machines called “combined batch washers” (CBW).  The cleaning process consisted of a long, cylindrical tunnel with “washer modules”.

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  • Is There A Connection Between VSSR and Intentional Tort?

    On November 6, 2019, attorney Greg Denny hosted a free webinar regarding the connection between BWC violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR) claims and intentional tort liability. Mr. Denny primarily practices workers’ compensation litigation in Ohio. Mr. Denny discusses VSSR and intentional tort liability, what they are, and how these claims may intersect and create greater liability for employers. Mr.

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  • OSHA 300A Form: Common Mistakes Employers Make

    BY: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    March 2, 2020, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A Annual Summary of workplace injuries and illness data for calendar year 2019. The Form 300A is a summation of the workplace injuries and illnesses recorded on the OSHA 300 Logs during the previous calendar year, as well as the total hours worked the previous calendar year by all covered employees.

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  • OSHA Penalties Annual Adjustments for 2020

    BY: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    Since 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased OSHA penalties annually based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index, after a 26 year increase hiatus.  The DOL is required to adjust maximum OSHA penalties for inflation annually by the 15th of January.

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  • NLRB Update

    BY: Elizabeth Bolduc, Esq.
    Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of most private-sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.

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  • The Supreme Court of the United States Blocks OSHA’S ETS Regarding Vaccines but Enforces CMS MandateRead more


  • Bugbee & Conkle Proudly Welcomes The 2021 Solheim Cup to ToledoRead more

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