In this podcast, John Surma, Kathy Fletcher, and Karen Tynan discuss Oregon’s Senate Bill (SB) 592, which would significantly increase the amounts of civil penalties for violations of the Oregon Safe Employment Act. The speakers also cover SB 592’s provisions that would allow Oregon Occupational Safety and Health to conduct in-depth, wall-to-wall inspections under certain circumstances. Karen Tynan—who is chair of Ogletree’s West Coast OSHA practice—Kathy, and John also review the unlimited “look back” period for repeat violations included in SB 592 and highlight Ogletree’s OSHA Tracker, a useful tool in monitoring OSHA activity throughout the nation.
In this Global Solutions Flash Briefing, Mami Kato discusses the Government of Japan’s response to evidence that new strains of COVID-19 have emerged and an increase in positive cases generally. In addition, she addresses the recently extended state of emergency, entry restrictions, vaccination rollout, and the impending Summer Olympic Games. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions series includes more country-specific flash briefings, full podcast episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.
TECHPLACE™ Talk: How the FTC’s Guidance on the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms Impacts Employers
In this episode of our TECHPLACETM Talk series, Danielle Ochs and Jenn Betts discuss why employers should take note of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) guidance on consumer-facing artificial intelligence (AI) tools, including its view that the use of AI should be transparent, explainable, fair, and empirically sound, while fostering accountability.
This podcast takes a deep dive into the California outdoor heat illness standard with a focus on implementation and Cal/OSHA enforcement. Shareholders Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss effective outdoor heat illness training practices for supervisors and employees, the benefits of onboarding training, and water and shade access requirements. Our speakers also offer best practices for employers implementing high heat procedures.