Litigation of OSHA Death Cases and Retaliation Claims
As energy companies ramp up to meet production and staffing needs, the use of workers who are new to the industry and related safety concerns are on the rise, as is the frequency of workplace injuries and deaths. Cases that routinely would have been efficiently resolved in the past are now referred by OSHA to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution, raising the specter of more significant enforcement actions than in the past. Employers must also take care not to retaliate against employees who raise safety concerns. Larry Stuart gave a presentation about these issues at a conference sponsored by EUCI in January 2014. Click here for a copy of the presentation.