Entries by Laura Oxman

Warning: OSHA Is Not a Small Town in Wisconsin!

Our Thought-Provoking Newsletter to Clients, Colleagues and Friends  We are excited to publish our first newsletter in 2015.  As the political landscape changes, so must business adjust and change.  We would value your feedback for future articles to address your most important safety concerns. Do OSHA Issues Keep You Up at Night? In 2015, employers […]

2015 Whistleblower Protection – Under reporting of Injuries – Willful & Serious Violations

In 2015, OSHA is increasing it’s enforcement staff to focus on protecting whistleblowers, non-compliant safety incentive plans, repeat and serious violations and underreporting of injuries and illnesses. Federal Whistleblower complaints filed with OSHA in 2014 jumped to over 3,000, a steady climb for the past ten years.  Employers should review their policies to proactively prevent […]

2015 OSHA and ADA Compliance

2015 OSHA 300 Reporting & Recordkeeping Requirements New OSHA reporting requirements are now in effect! As of January 1, 2015, there is a change to what and when covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers shall report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses […]

OSHA Makes Case For I2P2 (Injury & Illness Prevention Program)

OSHA is making it’s case for an I2P2 standard, stressing that the agency “believes that injury and illness prevention programs provide the foundation for breakthrough changes in the way employers identify and control hazards, leading to a significantly improved workplace health and safety environment.” It is prudent to remember that OSHA standards hold employers accountable […]

ADA Swimming Pool Deadline – January 13, 2013

Pool Lift Deadline Approaching:  Is Your Property Ready? (From AHLA.com) The January 31, 2013 deadline for pool and spa accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is approaching and AH&LA is urging members to review their compliance needs.  AH&LA has worked exhaustively to secure a one year extension and clarification of the January 31, 2012, […]

The Future of Green Hotels

Today there is an exciting synergy among hoteliers who care deeply about the environment that they live and work in and the community in which they live. Opportunities abound to make choices each day that can change the direction of the people and the world around us. I am passionate about sustainability because I am […]