OSHA’s Final “Walkaround” Rule – What Employers Need to Know

On April 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule on clarifying who can accompany OSHA inspectors during workplace inspections. This “Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process Rule” is set to take effect on May 31, 2024, and will bring clarity and guidance to an essential aspect of workplace safety compliance. Under […]

Essential Steps to Protect Your Business During an OSHA Inspection

For any business, ensuring compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations is a critical aspect of maintaining a safe workplace environment. An unexpected OSHA inspection can be a daunting experience, but with proper preparation and adherence to necessary steps, you can protect your business and demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety. Here is […]

E.P.A. Sets New Rules to Limit Damage From Disasters at Chemical Facilities

The Biden administration recently issued new rules designed to prevent disasters at almost 12,000 chemical plants and other industrial sites nationwide that handle hazardous materials. Administration officials called the stronger measures a step forward for safety at a time when hazards like floods and wildfires — made more extreme by global warming — pose a […]