The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Congress established the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which President Richard M. Nixon signed into law on December 29, 1970. OSHA's mission is to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance". The agency is also charged with enforcing a variety of whistleblower statutes and regulations. OSHA is currently headed by Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels.
Posts about Osha
  • Information for Construction Workers

    … When you become a construction worker, you likely realize that you are engaging in a potentially dangerous job, as construction is deemed one of the riskiest industries by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).1 However, construction workers are necessary to build, improve, and repair building, bridges, roadways, and much…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • Electricians Injured On the Job

    …. Shortly after OSHA was created, the number of workplace fatalities decreased by more than sixty percent, while occupational injury and illness rates declined forty percent. This occurred during a period of growth in the United States where the number of workers doubled. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of work-related fatalities…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Dallas Power Line Accident Attorney

    …. Power Line Accidents & Electrocutions There are several ways in which a person can come in contact with live (energized) power lines, but the most-common scenarios in Dallas usually occur with utility line workers, construction laborers, and as a result of downed or damaged overhead lines. These kind of accidents are almost always blamed…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • Dallas Scissor Lift Accident Attorney

    …, and often occur in the construction industry where these types of lifts are commonly used. Scissor Lift / Elevated Platform Accidents It is not surprising to find that on an annual basis, construction workers are more-likely to lose their lives when they fall from heights in excess of six feet (a 32-35% mortality rate). More alarming, according…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • New Regulations for Explosives/Pyrotechnics Industries (Part 2)

    … 09/19/2016 OSHA is currently accepting comments for proposed rulemaking. The proposal is for new Process Safety Management rules for the Explosives and Pyrotechnics Industries and comments will be accepted until September 23rd! You might ask, “What is ‘Process Safety Management’?” That is a great question answered in Part 1 of this post click…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Dallas Crane Accident Lawyer

    …If you’ve been injured in a crane accident in Texas, our Dallas attorneys can help. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313. OSHA estimates that there are about 125,000 cranes operating in the country at any given time. These machines serve a useful purpose in many Dallas construction sites where heavy loads are required to be moved from one point…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 38 readers -
  • New Regulations for the Explosives/Pyrotechnics Industry (Part 1)

    … 09/09/2016 On August 23rd OSHA initiated the comment period for proposed rule-making. The proposal is for new Process Safety Management rules for the Explosives and Pyrotechnics Industries. You might ask, “What is ‘Process Safety Management’?” and “Why on earth should I care?” Both are fair questions. What is Process Safety Management (PSM…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • OSHA Inspector’s Warrant Request DENIED

    … 09/02/2016 One of the most common questions asked about OSHA Inspections is, “Do I have to let them in my business?” My short answer has always been – No you do not, but it is often advisable that you do so. It is within your rights as a business owner to require that OSHA inspectors present a Warrant to enter your premises. However, history…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • When can a Construction Worker Sue after a Workplace Accident?

    … Construction site accidents are consistent among the most common causes of workplace accidents in the United States. If you have ever been to an active construction site, this should come as no surprise. Construction sites are extraordinarily active places with people doing a variety of jobs simultaneously. There can be trucks hauling material…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 16 readers -
  • OSHA, at Your Door and in Your Wallet

    … The time to prepare your business for an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now. Every type of business shares in the need to deal with government regulations. Despite this, many businesses may be entirely unaware they could be subject to surprise inspections by OSHA or that such inspections could result…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Should I wait for OSHA to finish their investigation?

    …Answer: It is not necessary or even advisable to wait until OSHA finishes their investigation to gather necessary information related to a work accident case. In fact, you should begin gathering information and speaking with attorneys immediately after the accident! Building your case is important and needs to be done as soon as possible. If you…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 20 readers -
  • Migauel Barron Killed in a Beaumont, TX Refinery Accident

    … a.m., crews were working on an elevated platform, changing a heat exchanger, which was described as a device similar to a car’s radiator. The pipes used for exchangers can be anywhere between 3 to 20 feet in length and weigh up to several thousand pounds. During the replacement, a pipe broke off from the exchanger and fell upon Barron. “We…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 54 readers -
  • I was exposed to asbestos at work – Now what?

    … While the link between asbestos and serious health problems like mesothelioma has been well established, many employees still have questions concerning asbestos such as the following: What is asbestos? In which occupations are you most likely to encounter significant levels of asbestos? What steps can be taken to protect employees from…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
  • Chemical Plant & Refinery Accidents

    … they lease expect it. This puts innocent people in danger because of one person’s negligence. Failure to address a potentially hazardous situation (such as a malfunctioning piece of machinery, lockout/tagout noncompliance, or a lack of safety equipment) is very-commonly associated with accidents in industrial settings such as chemical plants…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 28 readers -
  • Ameriprise Financial Denies Its Own Whistleblower Policy

    …. (Lewis Smedes from The Crucible) The U.S. has 22 whistleblower laws designed to protect whistleblowers in manufacturing, food safety, transportation, government contracts, and financial services. Each of these laws were carefully designed to “protect the whistleblower.” In reality, however, the laws don’t promote much more than crime scene…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -
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