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July 26, 2017

What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)?

OSHA is the government body that ensures the Occupational Safety and Health Act is followed and adhered to. The act was signed into law by Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970, and it set federal rules and regulations to inform employees of on the job hazards, and ensure that employers do everything in their power to make the workplace safer. OSHA is an agency of the United States Department of Labor and is responsible for enforcing the guidelines that it creates. Compliance Safety and Health Safety officers are the backbone of the agency and they conduct inspections and investigations of […]
July 19, 2017

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect

WASHINGTON — Two more Republican senators declared on Monday night that they would oppose the Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, killing, for now, a seven-year-old promise to overturn President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. The announcement by the senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas, left their leaders at least two votes short of the number needed to begin debate on their bill to dismantle the health law. Two other Republican senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine, had already said they would not support a procedural step to begin […]
May 31, 2017

New OSHA rule heightens work-injury reporting mandates

On behalf of Gary Nelson at Law Office of Gary C. Nelson The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues rules affecting the workplace to ensure safe working environments. The agency recently issued a new rule that changes certain reporting mandates The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is a federal agency referred to as OSHA within the U.S. Department of Labor tasked with assuring “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.” Presently, there are roughly 2200 inspectors mandated to make sure employees at 8 million worksites across the United States work in safe environments. Through the Occupational Safety […]
October 13, 2016

Kickbacks, Bribes, and the Horrifying Truth Behind California’s Largest Medical Fraud Scandal

Ron Calderon sat alone in the New Deal-era federal courthouse at Spring and Temple streets in downtown Los Angeles. Moments before, this scion of a California political dynasty had strolled through the room’s big Wizard of Oz double doors, his suit jacket open to expose a generous girth, as though he were casually stepping onto the floor of the state senate, where he had once been a power broker. Nobody paid attention to him, and he had a whole row to himself. On this morning last April Calderon had nothing to do but fuss with his glasses and await the […]
June 3, 2016

Prince Died From Accidental Overdose of Opioid Painkiller

Prince, the music icon who struggled with debilitating hip pain during his career, died from an accidental overdose of self-administered fentanyl, a type of synthetic opiate, officials in Minnesota said Thursday. The news ended weeks of speculation about the sudden death of the musician, who had a reputation for clean living but who appears to have developed a dependency on medications to treat his pain. Authorities have yet to discuss how he came to be in possession of the fentanyl and whether it had been prescribed by a doctor. Officials had waited several weeks for the results of a toxicology […]