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President Obama and his EO’s

Remember the Blacklisting Order that required federal contractors to provide a rap sheet with a proposal? No? Well, President Obama issued 275 Executive Orders during his two terms on various subject matters, some of which were fairly controversial, the Blacklisting Order included. Back in 2014, he issued several high-profile executive

100 Percent Tie Off: New OSHA Fall Protection Standard for General Industry EmployersFor our general industry employers, you have new fall protection standards. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration uses the term, “general industry” means all employers not in construction, agriculture, or maritime industries.

The new rule goes into effect soon – on January 17, 2017 – and employers were given only 60 days of notice

Taking a Bite Out of Crime…and Maybe the Employer? OSHA Fines Company Following Criminal Assault on EmployeeThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently reminded us that every employer needs a violence in the workplace policy or risk citation for third party criminal actions. The OSH Act’s general duty clause requires employers to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. OSHA