“OSHA Ups the Ante in U.S. Workplaces,” Buffalo Law Journal
“Employers, get ready. Recent developments show that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — or OSHA, the main federal agency charged with assuring safe and healthful working conditions and enforcing various workplace standards — will step up its campaign of workplace investigations with measures that pursue an even greater degree of influence on you,” writes Michael Rubin, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group.
In this guest column written for the Buffalo Law Journal, Mike examines the impact on employers of the likely astronomical leap in monetary penalties coming soon to recipients of OSHA violations, the “name and shame” approach taken by the agency against violators, and a new enforcement weighting system — along with practical steps employers in all industries can implement to help avoid or reduce the risk of a citation.
Read the article here:
- “OSHA Ups the Ante in U.S. Workplaces,” Buffalo Law Journal, December 4, 2015