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Eric J. Conn

OSHA Watch by Eric J. Conn

Eric J. Conn is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national OSHA • Workplace Safety Group. His practice focuses exclusively on issues involving occupational safety and health law. OSHA Watch offers general information but should not be construed as legal advice. Employers are always advised to seek appropriate counsel for individual issues. Contact Eric.

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OSHA’s Enforcement Weighting System

Over the course of this year, employers can expect to see longer, more comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections that focus on complex safety and health hazards.

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments


OSHA vs. DC Court: Statute of Limitations

Late last year I wrote about a significant rulemaking to amend OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping regulations to require employers to proactively submit their injury logs and reports to OSHA on a regular and frequent basis

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 1 Comment


OSHA Withdraws Long-Planned Rule to Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls

In what can only be viewed as another example of OSHA’s inability to effectively advance its rulemaking agenda, the federal agency recently withdrew its quarter-century-in-the-making draft Final Rule to update existing regulations aimed at preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review.

Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 3 Comments


OSHA Criminal Cases on the Rise

In the 40-plus years since Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act, there have been more than 400,000 workplace fatalities, yet fewer than 80 total OSH Act criminal cases have been prosecuted

Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments


OSHA’s Web Reporting Tool: Use with Caution

In addition to employers’ longstanding obligation, as of Jan. 1, 2015, to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours, all employers were required to also begin reporting to OSHA, within 24 hours, all work-related in-patient hospitalizations (of just a single employee), amputations and losses of an eye.

Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

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