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Tag Archives: OSHA

Union Access to Employer Property for Safety Inspections: OSHA Reverses Course

Posted in Department of Labor
Two of my colleagues, Ben Shepler and Mike Griffaton, wrote yesterday about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) reversal of a position it took in February 2013.  At issue is the right of non-employee union representatives to participate in an OSHA-conducted workplace safety inspection.  The prior administration extended that right to unions, even if the employer was… Continue Reading

OSHA and NLRB Agree to New Program: Employers Beware

Posted in NLRB
Earlier this week, the NLRB announced (pdf) that it had entered into a new program with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  The new program will likely result in the filing of more unfair labor practice charge complaints with the NLRB.  Under existing law, an employee who believes that she is being retaliated against… Continue Reading

Employer Must Bargain With Union Over Rule Adopted to Comply with OSHA General Duty Clause

Posted in NLRB
Cell phones, iPods, radios, blue tooth earpieces:  common electronic gadgets in our world today.  Labor professionals frequently must decide how to appropriately regulate the use of these devices in the workplace.  This was the problem that confronted the employer in Warren Unilube, Inc., 358 N.L.R.B. No. 92 (July 31, 2012).  The employer operated a petroleum products plant. … Continue Reading