Safety and Compliance News

  1. OSHA Issues Revised Rule Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records

    The  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to amend the regulation addressing the rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records. The Rules of Read more...
  2. OSHA Reminds Employers Not to Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions

    OSHA recently reminded employers in a news release that they cannot retaliate against workers reporting unsafe conditions during the coronavirus epidemic. According to OSHA’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt: “Employees have the Read more...
  3. Watch for Heat Illness During the Dogs Days of Summer

    The following incidents are from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) case files: A worker at a Brooklyn recycling facility died due to heat illness. The employee had been working for several hours on a Read more...
  4. Beryllium Standard: Final Rule in the Books

    OSHA has published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry. The final rule includes changes designed to clarify the standard, and simplify or improve compliance. These changes maintain protection for employees while ensuring Read more...
  5. Injuries Cost Businesses $1 Billion Per Week

    According to the newly released 2020 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $1 billion per week. Here is the 2020 list of the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries: Handling objects ( Read more...
  6. Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Follow the State’s Guidance on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

    The State of California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA) is urging all employers to carefully review and follow the state's COVID-19 workplace safety and health guidance to ensure their workers are protected from the virus. The Read more...
  7. Staffing Agencies and Safety Responsibilities

    Both host employers and staffing agencies have roles in complying with workplace health and safety requirements and they share responsibility for ensuring worker safety and health. A key concept is that each employer should consider Read more...
  8. U.S. Department of Labor Issues the Final Beryllium Standard For General Industry

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry. The final rule includes changes designed to clarify the standard, and simplify or improve compliance. Read more...
  9. National COSH Issues Recommendations for a Safe Return to Work

    As more non-essential businesses return to work, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), an advocacy group dedicated to promoting safe and healthy conditions for all working people, has published its own guidelines to Read more...
  10. Department of Labor Issues OSHA Guidance As Non-Essential Businesses Reopen

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance to assist employers reopening non-essential businesses and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic. Read more...

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