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New Safety Hazards From Nanotechnology Materials And Processes On The Horizon
The Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC), part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH),
United States
29 Aug 2019
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Future Enterprises: New Safety Hazards From Nanotechnology Materials And Processes On The Horizon
One of the potential safety issues facing employers relates to the use of nanomaterials and processes involving nanotechnology in the workplace.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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U.S. EPA Indicates That Air Pollution Trends Show Cleaner Air, Growing Economy
The EPA has posted an interesting flyer on "Our Nation's Air," the Status and Trends Through 2018.
United States
26 Aug 2019
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DOT Publishes Proposed Changes To Hours Of Service Regulations For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published this week a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to "hours of service"
United States
20 Aug 2019
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EPA Proposes Revisions To Clarify New Source Review Permitting Process – Updating "Project Emissions Accounting"
Consistent with guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March 2018, the Agency has now proposed to codify changes to the New Source Review (NSR) applicability regulations...
United States
9 Aug 2019
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New Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation To Protect Workers From Wildfire Smoke
Cal/OSHA's new emergency regulation for workers exposed to wildfire smoke creates new obligations for many employers.
United States
7 Aug 2019
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7th Circuit Rules That Extreme Obesity Is Not An ADA Impairment (At Least On These Facts)
We have blogged previously about obesity in the workplace.
United States
12 Jul 2019
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Supreme Court Upholds "Auer" Doctrine Of Deferring To Agency's Interpretation Of Its Own Ambiguous Regulation, While Imposing Limitations Of When Deference Is Triggered
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld this week a key component of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an executive agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Pollution Control Board's Clean Construction Or Demolition Debris Rules, And Articulates Guidelines For Determining If Agency Action Is Arbitrary Or Capricious
The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed that the Illinois Pollution Control Board's clean construction or demolition debris (CCDD) rules were not arbitrary and capricious.
United States
8 Jul 2019
10
High Times Continue – Illinois Enacts Recreational Cannabis Law
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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Supreme Court Upholds "Auer" Doctrine Of Deferring To Agency's Interpretation Of Its Own Ambiguous Regulation, While Imposing Limitations Of When Deference Is Triggered
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld this week a key component of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an executive agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation.
United States
4 Jul 2019
12
Holy Smoke! Health Care Employers Must Abate Surgical Smoke Hazards In The Operating Room
Smoke produced during surgical procedures is carcinogenic and can carry pathogens.
United States
27 May 2019
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Illinois Marijuana Legislation Update: Senate Bill Would Protect Employers' Rights
The Illinois General Assembly has been working on a marijuana legalization bill this session.
United States
23 May 2019
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Workplace Safety In The Gig Economy: New Hazards And Liabilities
The growth of the gig economy has transformed the modern workforce and upended traditional models for developing a workplace safety culture and worker safety training. New and inexperienced workers confront evolving safety hazards.
United States
20 May 2019
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Updated Combustible Dust NFPA Industry Consensus Standard Gives OSHA New Tool To Cite Employers: Does Your Facility Comply?
Seyfarth Synopsis: Compliance with industry standard for combustible dust set for September 2020. Don't delay, because OSHA is already citing employers using the not yet effective NFPA 652,
United States
14 May 2019
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Democratic House Proposes Large Increases For OSHA And MSHA Budgets
A Democratic lead House subcommittee has proposed a large budget increase for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
United States
14 May 2019
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Health Care Employers Face Workplace Safety Challenges From Virulent New Multidrug-Resistant Fungus
Health care providers are increasingly called upon to address drug resistant medical cases such as Candida auris.
United States
7 May 2019
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OSHA Failed To Follow Own Procedures In Issuing Suspect Guidance Documents, Inspector General Finds
Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL Inspector General recently issued an audit report that "OSHA Procedures for Issuing Guidance Were Not Adequate and Mostly Not Followed," ...
United States
22 Apr 2019
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Cintas Becomes First Employer To Reach 100 Certified OSHA VPP-Star Worksites
Seyfarth Synopsis: Cintas Corporation has recently become the first company to reach 100 sites with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) (Program) Star certification.
United States
11 Apr 2019
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Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling On The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a 9-0 Supreme Court ruling last week, the Court spoke to issues concerning the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and non-judicial foreclosures.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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