Safety and Compliance News

  1. Companies to Pay a Price for Coronavirus-Related Safety Violations

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken an aggressive stance when it comes to citing companies for coronavirus-related safety violations. As of early November, the agency issued citations arising from 179 violations. Proposed Read more...
  2. Only 28 Percent of Workers Expect to Return to the Workplace by End of 2020

    As new COVID-19 cases continue to rise, a survey of U.S. employees conducted by The Conference Board finds that only 28 percent expect to return to the workplace by the end of 2020. The survey also reveals that some groups feel more pressure to Read more...
  3. Target Corp to Pay $464,750 in Penalties for Exit and Storage Hazards

    The Department of Labor has executed a region wide corporate settlement agreement with Target Corp. to correct exit access and storage hazards and enhance worker safety at about 200 of the retailer's stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey Read more...
  4. OSHA Offers Guidance for Using Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators During Coronavirus Pandemic

    OSHA has issued temporary guidance for enforcing initial and annual fit-testing requirements related to tight-fitting powered air-purifying respirators. The action marks the Department’s latest step to ensure the availability of respirators Read more...
  5. NSC Says 'MORE' Act Safety Concerns Should Be Heard

    The National Safety Council and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, along with 20 partner organizations from across the country, are urging the U.S. House of Representatives to hold hearings on the workplace safety Read more...
  6. Failing to Protect Against COVID-19 Proves Costly for Employers

    California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA has issued citations to frozen food manufacturer Overhill Farms Inc. and its temporary employment agency Jobsource North America Inc. with over $200,000 in Read more...
  7. Services Sector Workers Suffer Surprising Level of Hearing Loss

    New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that a large number of noise-exposed workers within the Services industry sector, the largest sector in U.S. industry, have an elevated risk of hearing loss Read more...
  8. Study Reveals Dangers of Digital Distractions on the Job

    According to Screen Education’s Digital Distraction & Workplace Safety survey, the average employee spends 2.5 hours each workday accessing digital content that is unrelated to their job.In addition to killing productivity, this degree of Read more...
  9. High Levels of Hearing Loss Seen Among Some Workers in Services Sector

    New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that a large number of noise-exposed workers within the Services industry sector, the largest sector in U.S. industry, have an elevated risk of hearing loss Read more...
  10. COVID-19 Checklist Created to Protect Food Industry Employees

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have developed a checklist for human and animal food manufacturers to consider when continuing, resuming or reevaluating operations due to the Read more...

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