The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency tasked with setting and enforcing workplace safety standards. As part of the Department of Labor, OSHA has recently seen a great deal of regulatory activity. WPI Co-Chair Ilyse Schuman interviews Ben Huggett, a shareholder at Littler’ Philadelphia office, and discusses the developments at OSHA and how they impact almost all areas of employment.
• Reporting of severe injuries
• Electronic injury and illness tracking requirements, including the impact on drug testing and safety incentive programs
• Increases in penalties for all violations
• Whistleblower protections
• The Zika virus