OSHA

August 30, 2018

DOJ/EPA pursue criminal charges involving environment and worker safety . . .

The recent indictments out of Nebraska related to the deaths of two workers and mishandling of hazardous waste demonstrates EPA’s and DOJ’s continued focus on the intersection of environmental protection and worker safety.  With substantially larger criminal penalties for certain environmental violations than available in worker safety statutes, the DOJ, EPA and OSHA will look to apply […]
November 12, 2017

Trump Taps Next OSHA Chief

President Trump is filling out his regulatory team with the recent nomination of Scott Mugno to lead OSHA.  Dubbed the “Brain Coach” to FedEx’s Championship Drivers, Scott brings a distinguished record to the role with his experience at FedEx Ground where he oversees Safety, Sustainability and Maintenance and previously served as the Managing Director for FedEx […]
April 10, 2017

Corporate EHS Programs Under Increased Scrutiny

Linking to a recent story in Bloomberg chronicling several recent tragic worker fatalities and injuries in the U.S. auto parts manufacturing sector, titled “Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs – The South’s manufacturing renaissance comes with a heavy price.  Reports like this reinforce that “government oversight” is not the only […]
August 16, 2016

E&W Summer Newsletter – Tips and Trends for EHS Leaders

E&W’s summer newsletter is now available here.  Check out the latest enforcement trends and key takeaways for corporate EHS leaders and managers.  If you are interested in receiving our quarterly newsletter and information regarding upcoming events, please visit our website at www.earthandwatergroup.com and sign-up for a free subscription.  
June 8, 2016

Top 10 Mistakes You Can Make in EHS Compliance

By Brent Fewell Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of clients develop and assess their EHS compliance programs.   Some do compliance well and others, well, let’s just say others don’t know what they don’t know.  And that will come back to bite them. The goal must always be effective compliance in terms of protecting the […]