Month: September 2011

September 28, 2011

OR-OSHA v. Moore Excavation

WCB # 08-00169SH (7/28/11) – OR-OSHA cited employer for failure to tag and remove a damaged ladder from the worksite. At hearing, OR-OSHA argued that the “employee exposure” element of its burden of proof was satisfied with evidence that the ladder “could possibly” be used….

September 28, 2011

WISHA Litigation – Repeat Violations

On June 1, 2006, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a significant decision concerning WISHA’s burden of proof to cite for a “repeated” violation as well as an Employer’s ability to recover attorney fees in WISHA litigation. The case involved fall protection violations of Cobra…

September 28, 2011

OR-OSHA – Legislative Update

HB 2222  Signed by Governor June 18, 2007 Amends ORS 654.176 and 654.182. Effective January 1, 2008 All public and private employers, regardless of size, must now have a safety committee or hold safety meetings. Employers of ten or fewer employees used to be exempt…