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OSHA Delays First Deadline for Electronic Reporting to December 15, 2017
Authors: Jayni A. Lanham, Mark N. Duvall, Michael F. Vitris
November 28, 2017


Steve Richmond Quoted in Inside EPA and BloombergBNA on Risk Management Plan Questions Arising in Response to Recent EPA Enforcement and Hurricane Impacts
September 8, 2017


Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources Available
September 1, 2017

To aid in your recovery efforts, B&D will be updating a regulatory resource page for industry post-hurricane. Find links to helpful EPA, TCEQ, DOT, OSHA sites as well as updates like governors’ proclamations of disaster.


OSHA Proposes December 1, 2017 Deadline for First Phase of Electronic Reporting, Foreshadows Rulemaking on Anti-Retaliation Provisions
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Michael F. Vitris
June 30, 2017

On June 28, 2017, OSHA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register delaying the initial compliance deadline for the electronic submission of worker injury and illness logs to December 1, 2017.


EPA Delays Effective Date of RMP Rule Amendments, Environmental Groups File Challenge
Author: Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 16, 2017


OSHA Indefinitely Delays Electronic Reporting Requirements
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Michael F. Vitris
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 24, 2017


OSHA’s “Volks” Rule Invalidated
Authors: Mark Duvall, Jayni Lanham, Michael Vitris
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 10, 2017


EPA Stays RMP Rule Amendments and Grants Petition for Reconsideration
Authors: Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall, Jayni Lanham
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 15, 2017


Introducing Our California Environmental Tracker
Featured Authors: Lauren Hopkins and Jacob Duginski*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 27, 2017


OSHA Issues New Beryllium Standards
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Sarah A. Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 17, 2017


EPA Releases Final RMP Amendments, Awaits Response of New Administration
Authors: Jayni A. Lanham, Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 2017


Mark Duvall and Jayni Lanham Quoted in Material Handling & Logistics Article on New OSHA Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 28, 2016


OSHA “Clarifies” Employers’ Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Obligations
Authors: Mark Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Michael F. Vitris
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 22, 2016


Revised OSHA Fall Protection Standard Imposes New Obligations on Employers
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Jessica L. Kyle
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 30, 2016


“Oh The Times . . . They are A-Changing:” EPA & DOJ Follow Through on Worker Endangerment Initiative
Authors: Peter Anderson and Stephen Richmond
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 19, 2016


Compliance Deadline for OSHA Workplace Safety Reporting Anti-Retaliation Regulations Extended to November 1, 2016
OSHA Adds Electronic Reporting Requirement To Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Regulations; August 2016 Deadline For Anti-Retaliation Provisions; Potential For Increased Criminal Liability

Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Michael F. Vitris
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 29, 2016


OSHA, EPA and DOI Increase Maximum Civil Penalties
Authors: Mark N. Duvall & Peter Schaumberg. This alert was prepared with the assistance of Dylan J. King.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 15, 2016


OSHA Amends Existing Standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
Authors: Mark Duvall, Jayni Lanham, and Michael Vitris
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 31, 2016


EPA Issues Proposal to Amend RMP Rule
Authors: Steve Richmond, Maddie Kadas, and Julius Redd
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 14, 2016


Former American Coatings Association Counsel Tim Serie Joins Beveridge & Diamond
Beveridge & Diamond, January 20, 2016


Pete Anderson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA on DOJ's Use of Safety Violations When Pursuing Environmental Charges
January 8, 2016


New DOJ Prosecutorial Initiative Blends Environmental and Worker Safety
Authors: Pete Anderson and Mark Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 18, 2015


Substantial OSHA Penalty Increases Are Coming
Authors: Mark Duvall and Maryam Mujahid
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 18, 2015


EPA Commits to Respond in Early 2016 to Petition Seeking to Make the RCRA Corrosivity Characteristic 10 Times More Stringent
Authors: Aaron Goldberg and Don Patterson
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 23, 2015


Congress Finally Enacts Chemical Facility Security Legislation
Authors: Mark Duvall and Andrew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 23, 2014


OSHA Issues New Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 25, 2014


Wide-ranging Federal Plans to Address Chemical Process Safety and Security
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 13, 2014


Multi-Agency Chemical Advisory on Ammonium Nitrate Asserts EPA Jurisdiction Under the Clean Air Act’s General Duty Clause
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 16, 2013


More Enforcement of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 4, 2012


Second Circuit Upholds OSHRC Decision on Repeat Violations and Affiliated Companies
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 29, 2012


D.C. Circuit Rejects Longstanding Interpretation of Statute of Limitations for OSHA Recordkeeping Violations in Volks Constructors
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 27, 2012


OSHA Revises Its Hazard Communication Standard to Implement GHS
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 27, 2012


Chemical Plant Security Returns to the Congressional Agenda
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 10, 2011


OSHRC Guidance on Repeat Violations and Affiliated Companies
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 27, 2011


Globally Harmonized System Update: OSHA Hosts Public Meeting to Discuss Preparations for December UN Meetings
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 7, 2010


OSHA Legislation Gets Boost From Mine Safety Bill
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 17, 2010


House of Representatives Passes Chemical Plant and Water Utility Security Legislation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 17, 2009


OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program on Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, October 16, 2009


Harmonizing Hazard Communication: OSHA Proposes to Implement the Globally Harmonized System
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, October 16, 2009


OSHA Launches Pilot PSM National Emphasis Program for Chemical Facilities
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 3, 2009


OSHA Administrator Nominee Has Big Ideas for OSHA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 31, 2009


Congress Poised to Defer Permanent Chemical Plant Security Legislation Until 2010
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 10, 2009


Chemical Plant Security Legislation - On the Move
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 2, 2009


Congress Focuses Attention on OSHA Penalties and Enforcement Processes
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, June 9, 2009


Chemical Plant Security Legislation: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 29, 2009


RMP Inspection Strategy Impacted in EPA Region 8
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, April 6, 2009


OSHA to Launch National Emphasis Program on Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 6, 2009


RMP Inspections Likely to Increase and Become More Targeted Due to OIG Critique
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, March 26, 2009


Eighth Circuit Upholds OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy in Summit Contractors
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 9, 2009


EPA Requests Comments on Rulemaking Petition Seeking Greater FIFRA Regulation of Nano-Silver
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, December 3, 2008


Criminal Prosecution for Failure to Develop and Implement Clean Air Act Risk Management Program Results in $100,000 Fine
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, November 14, 2008