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Workplace Safety and Health Update - Week of June 1, 2015

Workplace Safety and Health Update - Week of June 1, 2015
  • June 3, 2015

We are pleased to bring you our Workplace Safety and Health Update. With experienced OSHA and MSHA attorneys located strategically throughout the nation, Jackson Lewis is uniquely positioned to serve all of an employer’s workplace safety and health needs.

MSHA, OSHA Plan Nine New Rules by End of Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is projecting two final rules this year, including the release in December of a controversial amended rule on assessing civil penalties, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled eight new rules for completion by year’s end, according to the agencies’ recent regulatory agendas

Revisions to OSHA Whistleblower Manual a Mixed Bag for Employers

The latest iteration of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s whistleblower investigations manual contains changes employers might welcome and not. The manual, which has not been revised since 2011, became effective on April 21, 2015, even though OSHA released it in May.

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