Are You Truly "Self-Employed" for Purposes of the OSH Act?

The truly “self-employed” – has no employees working for him or her and is not an employee – are not subject to the OSH Act (the “Act”). Many people refer to themselves as “self-employed”. However, your idea of self-employment may be… Read More
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What is an "Employer" Under the OSH Act?

In my July 2, 2015 post, I highlighted certain reporting requirements imposed by the OSH Act (the “Act”) upon “covered employers”. “Covered employers” are those subject to the Act. The Act defines “employer” as “a person engaged in… Read More
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New OSHA Reporting Requirement

The revised OSHA reporting regulation (29 C.F.R. § 1904.39) that went into effect on January 1, 2015 expands reporting requirements for covered employers. Now, when a work-related incident results in the death of any employee, then a covered employe… Read More
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