Category Archives: plastics

I’m Not an Engineer! What Do I Care About Management of Change?!

Although OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard may be the most challenging of OSHA’s regulations, the PSM standard, along with NFPA consensus standards about combustible dust have raised the topic of the importance of management of change (MOC) outside of … Continue reading

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Confusion About Safety Incentive Plans – Legal or Illegal?

Questions about Safety Incentive Plans have resurfaced in a number of discussions and blogs because of OSHA’s steadily increasing rhetoric against safety incentive programs that rely on injury data and/or whose incentives OSHA deems to be of sufficient magnitude to … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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Employers Should Take the EEOC More Seriously In 2013

Some executives and managers consider EEOC charges to be a cost of doing business.   Based on past experience, they do not treat Discrimination Charges with the same concern as other legal matters.  The EEOC’s current focus on Systemic Discrimination and the … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Latest Regulatory Agenda Suggests Few New Regulations In 2013

OSHA tardily published its Fall Regulatory Agenda on December 21.  The Administration did not even publish the Spring Agenda, and commentators for management and labor have described the dates as bearing little relationship with temporal reality as we know it. … Continue reading

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NLRB Continues to Rewrite the Law Through Decisions – Overrules 50-Year Precedent

Most of my readers may manage Non-Union facilities and not have a great deal of interest in the details of today’s NLRB decision allowing “Checkoff” to survive the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  Yould should be interested.  Employer should note … Continue reading

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The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence

  The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence Date: November 1, 2012 By Betsy Weintraub (Former Prosecutor)   As the holidays are approaching, you notice that Susan, one of your longtime employees with a near perfect attendance record, has missed several … Continue reading

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