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OSHA Adopts New Penalties

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The new law directs agencies to adjust their penalties for inflation each year using a much more straightforward method than previously available, and requires agencies to publish “catch up” rules to make up for lost time since the last adjustments. As a result, OSHA, a division of the U

Does OSHA Now Prohibit Post Incident Drug Testing?

Federal OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor), recently published a revision to its Standards (29 CFR 1904 and 29 CFR 1902) that regulate the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses. The revisions to the standing regulations were touted as "minor" and needed in order to have a better understanding of the types and frequencies of injuries occurring in the workplace. OSHA's web page answers the q

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