Category Archives: Occupational Safety

Update: New VOSH Maximum Penalties as of July 1

As those who read Construction Law Musings know, as a construction attorney, I want to assure that not only are my clients successful in their litigation/dispute resolution endeavors, but that they stay out of trouble. I take my problem solving and advising roles quite seriously. As part of this role as advisor, I want to…

My Client Was Cited by Virginia Occupational Safety and Health

Originally posted 2011-06-17 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday we welcome, Anna E. Jolly, JD, CHMM. Anna is a partner in the consulting firm, Circle Safety and Health Consultants, LLC. Anna has been an OHS professional for over 30 years and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of…

Virginia Occupational Safety Conference Reflections

Originally posted 2011-06-10 09:00:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLast week, I spoke at the 15th Annual Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (“VOSH”) Conference. I always enjoy speaking at these events because I always learn something. This year I spoke on the topic of record keeping and how to handle a VOSH or OSHA inspection (you…

Virginia Multi-Employer Site Safety Issues–and How to Deal with Them

Originally posted 2009-03-09 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The world of the Owner, Contractor, Subcontractor “straight line” project model is long gone. Increasingly complex construction needs for commercial owners require the services of numerous trades, and even multiple “prime” contractors at times, to perform the various stages of construction. Because of the complex and…

VOSH Jumps Into the Employee Misclassification Pool

Originally posted 2015-07-13 09:00:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe proper classification of workers by construction companies has been on the radar of the Department of Labor for both the US and Virginia governments for quite a while. While most of the misclassification is innocent and not done to create issues, there have been enough instances…