Category Archives: Safety

Has there been a change of direction? The declining number of OSHA inspectors under the Trump Administration

Has there been a change of direction? The declining number of OSHA inspectors under the Trump Administration

by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Fisher Phillips As all Americans are aware, each presidential administration has its own priorities. President Trump’s administration is no different in this regard. In fact, President Trump has put his stamp on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by stalling, delaying or modifying Obama-administration policies (think the anti-retaliation […]

OSHA stresses limits on computer-based training

OSHA stresses limits on computer-based training

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes employee safety training very seriously, and in support of that commitment the agency recently reinforced its stated policy that online and computer training alone for employees is not adequate to meet federal train requirements. “One of the keys that OSHA emphasizes in […]

FAA announces new rule implementing drone safety technology

FAA announces new rule implementing drone safety technology

Source: EHS Today  / by Stefanie Valentic The Remote ID requirement is the next step in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) goal for safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones.“As a pilot, my eye is always on safety first,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson in a statement. “Safety […]

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

Proposed rulemakings and initiatives stand out on the agency’s agenda Source: EHS Today by David Sparkman Don’t expect OSHA to slow down as it enters the fifth decade of its existence, following a year of heightened activity in support of its workplace safety mission. An agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), OSHA spent […]

Baby, it’s cold outside: Will that make OSHA chill out in response to ongoing pressures for heat standards?

Baby, it’s cold outside: Will that make OSHA chill out in response to ongoing pressures for heat standards?

by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Fisher Phillips  As parts of the United States are dealing with massive winter snowstorms, many are longing for the return of the warmth of summer. However, employers should be cautious in making such wishes as summer can bring blistering heat that creates hazards for workers working both outside and […]