This episode of our Safety Perspectives From Region 6 podcast is the first in a three-part series on fatality and catastrophe investigations conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Frank Davis and John Surma discuss the range of employer considerations regarding preserving and documenting the scene of fatalities and catastrophic events at a worksite. Our speakers specifically discuss preservation letters, the scope of the duty to preserve a scene, and consequences for the failure to preserve.
Welcome to Dirty Steel-Toe Boots, a podcast for employers about OSHA enforcement. In this episode, Phillip Russell and Dee Anna Hays discuss the various reasons, including employee complaints and reportable events, for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to come knocking on your door. The speakers address the likelihood of OSHA releasing COVID-19–related guidance on public indoor spaces and the agency’s renewed focus on heat stress.
In this podcast, Andrew Drozdowski and Kara Goray, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Immigration Practice Group, provide an overview of the H-1B cap or quota process. The H-1B visa program permits U.S. companies to employ professional foreign national workers in specialty occupations who have not previously held H-1B work visas. The speakers explain how the online registration process works and what employers can do now to prepare. Kara and Andrew also highlight considerations to keep in mind when selecting candidates, including education level, work location, and prevailing wage issues.
In a new podcast series, members of Ogletree Deakins’ COVID-19 Litigation Practice Group will address emerging topics, trends, and challenges arising from COVID-19–related litigation. In this podcast, Ashley Cuttino and Shontell Powell examine the increase in claims brought under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the anticipated rise in whistleblower claims under various federal and state laws due to issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.