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

Mark Your Calendar! Deadline on New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Is Around the Corner.Employers should note the August 10, 2016, deadline for compliance with the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new electronic recordkeeping and reporting rules. Other sections of the new rule, including those which require qualifying employers to submit injury and illness data electronically to OSHA, go into effect on January