Month: December 2014

Reminder- New OSHA Reporting Requirements Begin January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, OSHA’s new rule regarding reporting of fatalities and hospitalizations will go into effect. The new rule requires employers to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours, and all work-related hospitalizations of one or more employees, any amputations or loss of an eye, within 24 hours. Reports should be made …

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Increase Seen in the Number of Compliance Programs Mandated by the CPSC

A review of the recent published penalties and settlement agreements on the www.cpsc.gov website reveal that over the past eighteen months, every civil penalty agreement published has required companies to implement a compliance program or reinforce and buttress the existing compliance program.  The CPSC has declined to adopt formulaic requirements for compliance programs and suggest …

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