On March 14, 2016, Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed changes to the Risk Management Plan Program (“RMP”) Rule . On January 13, 2017, the EPA published a new final rule. This is the final article in a series that addresses five major changes: root cause analysis for near misses, third-party audits, inherently safer technology,
The Final OT Rules Are Out – Time For Action!
The wait is over (for better or worse) – the DOL has released its final rule concerning changes to the salary requirements to be exempt from the overtime pay requirement under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Under the final rule, the DOL has increased the minimum salary threshold that must be paid in order…
OSHA Announces Final Rule Making Information on Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Available Online
By Scott Huffstetler on
Posted in Labor and Employment Law, OSHA, Process Safety Management
Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a final rule that will make information regarding workplace injuries and illnesses available online. OSHA already requires many employers to keep a record of injuries and illnesses, but little or no information about worker injuries and illnesses at individual employers is made public. The new regulation…