EPA's New Enforcement Initiative Stumbles Out of the Gate


As a result of the D.C. Court of Appeals' (COA) ruling on September 26, 2016 invalidating a Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Memorandum, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national enforcement initiatives for FY 2017 (beginning October 1, 2016) has stumbled out of the gate.
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Can I Be Criminally Prosecuted for Violating Federal Safety and Health Regulations?


Earlier this month, a federal jury in West Virginia found Don Blankenship, former Chairman and CEO of the Massey Energy Company, guilty of a misdemeanor charge of conspiring to willfully violate safety and health standards set forth in the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.
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OSHA Penalties Set to Increase in 2016


OSHA penalties, like death and taxes, are one of the few certainties in life.
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OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations for FY 2015


On September 29, 2015, OSHA issued its preliminary list of the agency’s top 10 cited standards for fiscal year 2015.
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When You Have a Claim, Don’t be Surprised by Your EPLI Coverage


Many employers have purchased Employment Practices Liability Coverage (EPLI) to insure against loss as a result of employment claims.
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