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  • Bugbee & Conkle is Open for Business!

    Even in a level 3 snow emergency Bugbee & Conkle is available normal business hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Call us on our regular business line, 419-244-6788, email us, or reach out on one of our social media pages. We are working remotely and attending hearings via telephone conferences. We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and warm.

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  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Decision Addresses Affirmative Defense and More in Chemical Exposure Accident

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com

    The Process Safety Management (PSM), Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards were implicated in a recent decision issued on December 31, 2020 by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) in Secretary of Labor v Mansfield Industrial, Inc.

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  • OSHA COVID-19 Citations Rack Up

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has issued citations arising from 300 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381.

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  • OSHA Penalties Increased Effective January 15, 2021

    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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  • Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    On January 29, 2021 the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Assistant Secretary Jim Frederick issued a Guidance statement providing information to employers and employees regarding the implementation of a COVID-19 protection program.

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