Nov 7, 2018

OSHA Court Case Shows Limits on Safety Inspections

OSHA Safety Inspections

A recent ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals could limit OSHA’s ability to search for other hazards when investigating an accident. Many employers have traditionally allowed OSHA inspectors to expand their inspection to areas in the workplace not directly related to the accident under investigation, leading them to identify other hazards that often result in additional penalties. However, a Georgia poultry plant challenged this practice when OSHA showed up to investigate an accident involving a worker being burned. An attorney for the chicken plant refused to allow the inspector to walk through the plant to examine the tools… Read more


Aug 8, 2017

OSHRC Vacates OSHA Traffic Injury Citations Against JH Traffic Control

Think Safety First

Did you know that an employer must inform the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) within 24 hours after certain types of work-related injuries to an employee? In a recent ruling, Sec’y of Labor v. JH Traffic Control Co., LLC, an administrative law judge of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“OSHRC”) upheld a $2,000 penalty against an employer for failing to notify OSHA of an accident involving one of its employees. On the evening of September 22, 2015, an employee of Boise, Idaho-based JH Traffic Control Co., LLC was seriously injured and hospitalized after being struck by… Read more