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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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  • Machine Guarding Citations and OSHA’s Burden Of Proof

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    The Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission (OSHRC) rendered 2 decisions recently on the issue of machine guarding under 29 C.F.R. 1910.212(a)(1).

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  • Update on OSHA COVID-19 Citations

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    On October 23, 2020, OSHA announced that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it has cited 112 employers for violations relating to COVID-19 resulting in proposed penalties of $1,603,544.

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  • Deer Season and Driving Safety

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    You know what time of the year it is? No, not Halloween! It is deer season! The 2019 statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol reveal over 19,000 motor vehicle accidents related to deer on the roads. Of those, there were 4 fatalities and nearly 1,000 serious injuries as a result of the crashes.

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  • The Path Forward: Legal & Safety Considerations to Prepare Your Workplace for Return Amid the COVID-19 PandemicRead more

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