US Department of Labor partners with Dellbrook/JKS  to promote workplace safety at Massachusetts construction site

April 16, 2021 CAMBRIDGE, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Dellbrook/JKS Inc., a regional construction management company, have signed a partnership agreement to promote worker safety and health at a construction project near the Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge. OSHA and Dellbrook/JKS Inc. seek to prevent worker injuries and […]

U.S. Department of Labor to hold meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program

April 15, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a teleconference meeting May 19, 2021, to solicit public comments and suggestions on key issues facing OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. This is the seventh in a series of meetings on how the agency can improve the whistleblower […]

OSHA extends comment period for proposed rule to update hazard communication standard

April 13, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to May 19, 2021. OSHA extended the comment period by 30 days to allow stakeholders additional time to review the proposed rule and […]

US Department of Labor cites Massachusetts tax preparation business for refusing to provide, practice coronavirus safeguards for employees

April 13, 2021 Liberty Tax Service of Lynn faces $136K in penalties BOSTON – The owner of a Lynn, Massachusetts, tax preparation service faces $136,532 in penalties for prohibiting her employees and customers from wearing masks, failing to ensure employees and customers practiced social distancing, and refusing to implement other safeguards against the coronavirus. The U.S. […]