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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 Full-Time Enforcement Policy for Temporary Workers

In April 2013, OSHA declared that protecting temporary workers would become a top priority.

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Battling the Employer Blacklist

On July 13, 2014, President Obama executed Executive Order 1376: “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.” On May 28, 2015, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council (composed of the Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA), proposed a rule to amend the FAR to implement the order.

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

OSHA Missteps on SVEP

It’s been five years since OSHA launched its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, and two years since an agency White Paper trumpeted the program’s “strong start” and progress on “key goals.”

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beware of Stepped-Up Reporting Rules

This month has brought an unwelcome announcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: a sweeping amendment to its Injury & Illness Recordkeeping regulations.

Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opening a Loophole for Stale Claims

On May 21, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a memo discussing a new agreement about a back-door route for employees to file safety-related whistleblower claims that are too stale to be filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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