February 22, 2017
Business Insurance's Kristen Beckman called on Nexsen Pruet Member (partner) David Dubberly for his thoughts on uncertainty surrounding the priorities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Trump Administration.
In the article from February 15, 2017, Dubberly shared his view that while some of the prior administration's regulations or initiatives may be rolled back, long-standing OSHA requirements will still be enforced. And, the legal and ethical obligations of employers to provide a safe workplace for employees and to comply with OSHA standards remain constant.
An excerpt from the article:
"Bottom line, [employers] still have to have a comprehensive safety program, and that basically means three things. They have to figure out what OSHA standards apply to a worksite and make sure they are being complied with; they must do an overall safety analysis of the workplace and follow up on any potential hazards that are discovered; and they must investigate injuries, even if they are relatively minor, and take steps to keep them from happening again."
The article goes on to remind employers of upcoming OSHA deadlines for companies nationwide and urges them to comply.
David Dubberly chairs Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Law Group and co-chairs the firm’s International Law Team. He is a frequent speaker, author and contributor to media inquiries on various topics pertaining to the DOL, FMLA, OSHA, EEOC and other employer and workplace related news. Follow David on Twitter.