Businesses of all sizes have always found the process of OSHA inspections and compliance daunting, and 2015 is no exception. The agency bolstered its injury and death notification requirements and increased the list of employer types now required to maintain injury and illness records – all while introducing a number of ever-shifting regulations and compliance standards.
General deterrence — that is, the potential to be inspected, cited and fined — is less effective in reducing injuries than the specific deterrence effect of an actual inspection, according to a study by the Institute for Worker Health and Safety
There are more than 50 confined spaces on Western Illinois University's Macomb campus. On any given work day at Western, technicians in WIU Facilities Management may find themselves working in one of these potentially dangerous work sites.
Keller and Heckman Partner Manesh Rath will be hosting OSHA 30/30, a webinar series that will cover OSHA issues for 30 minutes every 30 days. Mr. Rath is a trial and appellate attorney with experience in general commercial litigation, wage and hour and class action litigation, occupational safety and health (OSHA) law, labor law, and employment law. Read More