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Managing the Modern Workplace
V&E International Labor & Employment Resources

  • 17
  • August
  • 2017

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Who Owns Your Safety Culture?

As we move toward the end of summer and into fall, the time for establishing budgets for next year is fast approaching. In this time of unprecedented technological advances and automation in the workplace, one question that you may face is this: how does the company justify anything less than significant increases in the budget for health and safety efforts when the company has made public pronouncements such as “safety is job number 1.” How this question is answered will likely depend on who owns the safety culture for the company and how good the company is at assessing and discussing risk.

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  • 14
  • June
  • 2016

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Unintended Consequences of MSHA’s Proposed Rules for Workplace Examinations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has a longstanding requirement that mines designate a competent person to examine each working place at least once during each shift for conditions that may affect safety or health. No safety manager would dispute that this is a sensible rule. That MSHA has proposed that employers now be required to document any corrective action that is taken with respect to any hazard identified in the workplace examination is also not unreasonable. 

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Contributors

Thomas H. Wilson

Thomas H. Wilson Partner

Christopher V. Bacon

Christopher V. Bacon Counsel

Sean Becker

Sean Becker Partner

Stephen M. Jacobson

Stephen M. Jacobson Partner

Martin C. Luff

Martin Luff Counsel

Lawrence S. Elbaum Partner

S. Grace Ho

S. Grace Ho Counsel

Robert Sheppard

Robert Sheppard Associate