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Workplace Safety and Health Update - Week of June 22, 2015

  • June 25, 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.

Restroom Access Should Be Consistent with Employee’s Gender Identity, OSHA Says

OSHA's best practices guide on restroom access for transgender workers, released June 1, endorses as a “core principle” that all employees, including transgender employees, should have access to restrooms consistent with their gender identity.

Judge Dismisses Fair Notice Claim despite Inconsistent MSHA Enforcement

A contractor failed to convince a judge it lacked fair notice of enforcement intent by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, even though MSHA once vacated citations issued at the contractor’s storage facility for lack of jurisdiction and then did not inspect the facility for the next three years.

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