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  Bloomberg BNA's Occupational Safety and Health Reporter  


Kathryn M. McMahon was quoted in an article titled "Union-Employer Cooperation Called Essential Part of Republic Steel Settlement with OSHA."


An excerpt:


Discussions leading to a multimillion dollar settlement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Republic Steel announced April 28 began last fall, Republic Steel and United Steelworkers (USW) representatives told Bloomberg BNA May 5 (Secretary of Labor v. Republic Steel, OSHRC, No. 13-1562, settlement effective 5/1/14).


Among the initial steps in the settlement process was Republic Steel and the USW working together on a proposed settlement that could be presented to OSHA, said Jim Frederick, the steelworkers' assistant director for safety and health, and attorney Kate McMahon of Epstein Becker & Green PC, who represents Republic Steel.


Under the settlement, Republic Steel agreed to pay a $2.4 million fine, abate all hazards cited by OSHA at four steel plants, address more than 100 violations found by OSHA during inspections and implement other safeguards, such as establishing a health and safety program over which OSHA has veto power. OSHA had been seeking a $5.5 million fine (44 OSHR 415, 5/1/14).

2010 - present

2010 - present

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