Risk Management

On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are subject to new standards for protecting workers. The rule became effective on June 23, 2016. However, employers in the construction industry had until Sept. 23,...

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that requires certain establishments to report information from their injury and illness records to OSHA electronically. The final rule also solidified anti-retaliation protections for employees. The 2016 rule did not create additional recordkeeping obligations,...

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating workplace safety standards and enforcing compliance with the OSH Act. OSHA enforces compliance with the OSH Act by conducting...