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Court Refuses to Dismiss Challenge to OSHA Practice Allowing Unions to Accompany OSHA Workplace Investigations

A United States District Court in Texas has refused to dismiss a law suit challenging OSHA’s practice of allowing union representatives and organizers to serve as “employee representatives” in inspections of non-union worksites. If the Court ultimately sustains the plaintiff’s claims, unions will lose another often valuable organizing tool that has provided them with visibility… Continue Reading

OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping and Reporting Rules for Retail in 2015

Very often OSHA complaints go hand in hand with union organizing campaigns and other concerted activity protected under the National Labor Relations Act, at union and nonunion operations. Our colleague Valerie Butera has prepared a thoughtful analysis concerning OSHA’s revised recordkeeping and reporting requirements in retail: “What Do OSHA’s Revised Recordkeeping and Reporting Rules Really… Continue Reading

OSHA’s Hospital Worker and Patient Safety Guidance

On Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Law Update blog, Eric Conn reviews an article about OSHA’s web-based “Worker Safety in Hospitals” guidance. The article is entitled “Hospitals’ Heavy Lifting: Understanding OSHA’s New Hospital Worker and Patient Safety Guidance” and is co-authored by our colleagues Eric Conn, James Frank, and Serra Schlanger. As Management Memo readers are… Continue Reading

Webinar, April 8: OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative

Our colleague Eric Conn, Chair of Epstein Becker Green’s OSHA Practice Group, will present a complimentary webinar on April 8, at 1:00 p.m. EDT: OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative. Topics include enforcement issues and data related to this work relationship, and recommendations and strategies for managing safety and health issues related to a temporary workforce. Companies… Continue Reading

Employees at a Non-Union Worksite May Select a Union Representative for an OSHA Inspection

By Paul H. Burmeister and Eric J. Conn On April 5, 2013, OSHA published a formal Interpretation Letter (dated February 21, 2013) addressing whether, pursuant to OSHA’s regulation at 29 C.F.R. 1903.8(c) (Representatives of Employers and Employees), employees at a worksite without a collective bargaining agreement may authorize a person affiliated with a union or… Continue Reading