• Accident Investigation - October

    Wednesday October 2, 2013

    A thorough accident investigation procedure is an important part of any safety program. It is essential that an employer understand what caused an accident to happen and what can be done to prevent a recurrence. This article provides you with information on when to begin the accident investigation and the steps that should be followed during the investigation process.  

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    Accident Investigation - October

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  • Risk Management Safety Insight

    Monday October 21, 2013

    ROGUE SUPERVISOR: FEDERAL COURT REJECTS OSHA'S ATTEMPT TO CREATE STRICT EMPLOYER LIABILITY.

    It is well recognized that employer knowledge is required for OSHA to establish a violation. Under most circumstances, this element can be satisfied when a supervisor, manager or foreman, who are agents of the employer, witnesses an employee exposed to a hazard, but does nothing about it.  But what happens when the supervisor, manager, or foreman is the individual violating OSHA's regulations?  

    The article below examines a recent Federal Court of Appeal's decision rejecting OSHA's interpretation, and how that decision may affect OSHA's ability to prove a violation in the first place as well as the employer's ability to prove unavoidable supervisor misconduct affirmative defense.  

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