Safety and Compliance News

  1. Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

    California, which has its own OSHA-approved workplace safety and health program, is reminding employers to review high temperature advisories in effect across the state.The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings Read more...
  2. OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing its requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country. Throughout the course of the pandemic, Read more...
  3. COVID-19 and PPE Selection

    Engineering and administrative controls are the first lines of defense against COVID-19 in the workplace. However, OSHA acknowledges that PPE may also be needed to prevent certain exposures. Examples of PPE include: gloves, goggles, face shields, Read more...
  4. OSHA Standards and COVID-19

    While there is no specific OSHA standard covering COVID-19 exposure, some OSHA requirements may apply to preventing occupational exposure to the virus. OSHA has cited the most relevant, which include: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I — Personal Protective Read more...
  5. OSHA Provides Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases

    OSHA has issued interim guidance for enforcing its recordkeeping requirements (29 CFR Part 1904) as they relate to recording cases of COVID-19. Under OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness, and employers are Read more...
  6. OSHA Offers Advice to Protect Manufacturing Workers from COV-19

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect manufacturing workers from exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). Safety measures employers can implement to Read more...
  7. OSHA Issues Alert to Keep Package Delivery Workers Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect package delivery workers from exposure to coronavirus. Safety measures employers can implement to protect employees in Read more...
  8. DOL Names New Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA

    The Department of Labor (DOL) has selected Amanda Edens as its new deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Edens formerly served as the director of OSHA’s Directorate of Technical Support & Read more...
  9. OSHA Extends Emphasis Program to Focus on Silica Exposure

    OSHA has launched an initiative to increase the focus of agency inspections in several states on identifying, reducing or eliminating worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica in the general, maritime and construction industries. The states Read more...
  10. Business Owner Sentenced to Jail for Violating Fall Standards

    After an investigation by OSHA, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, sentenced Stalin Rene Barahona — former owner of the now-dissolved SB Framing Services Inc. in Naples, Florida — to 30 days in prison Read more...

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