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Repeat Offenders: Commonly Cited OSHA Standards in the Hospitality Industry & How to Avoid Them

The law has always been clear that there is no statutory limitation on the length of time that a prior OSHA citation may serve as the basis for a Repeat violation. OSHA historically looked back only three years for past violations, but the Obama Administration extended it to five years. However, the look back period ...
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OSHA’s Recordkeeping Posting Required on February 1: Are You Ready?

OSHA’s recordkeeping standard requires all non-exempt employers to post their 300A Summaries for each establishment for three (3) months starting February 1. OSHA reviewed its standard on occupational injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirement and the revisions became effective on January 1, 2015. The revised rule on recordkeeping dramatically increased employers’ reporting requirements. In ...
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Trojan Horse In The 2015 Budget Agreement: OSHA Can (And Undoubtedly Will) Raise Penalties By 82 Percent

Wow! How did this happen? Buried in the fine print of the recent budget agreement between Congress and the White House, and seemingly slipped in at the last minute with no one claiming responsibility for the change, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration now has authority to raise penalties by about 82 percent. The Federal ...
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