June 2, 2020
As OSHA Weighs In, Employers Urged To Weigh Hazards From Headphone Use
Citing recent OSHA advice, a management-side attorney is urging employers to assess whether their workers face potential hazards from the widespread use of headphones to listen to music even though there is no OSHA standard prohibiting it. Trever Neuroth, an associate with Jackson Lewis, the employer-side law firm, warns in a Dec. 29 blog post that accidents as a result of headphone use could ultimately be a violation of the General Duty Clause mandate for employers to protect workers. Although...
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