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COVID-19 “Endemic” is Not Over: OSHA is Opening New COVID-19 Programmed Inspections

USA - May 18 2022 Federal OSHA is rolling out an aggressive COVID-19 enforcement program to inspect "high hazard" employers, as well as re-inspect those healthcare…

Brent I. Clark, Craig B. Simonsen

COVID-19 “Endemic” is Not Over: OSHA is Opening New COVID-19 Programmed Inspections

USA - May 17 2022 Federal OSHA is rolling out an aggressive COVID-19 enforcement program to inspect "high hazard" employers, as well as re-inspect those healthcare…

Brent I. Clark, Craig B. Simonsen

Conduct Guarding Analyses Under Attorney-Client Privilege! OSHA Issues Willful Violation after Uncorrected Alleged Guarding Issue Results in Amputation

USA - May 10 2022 A manufacturer was issued a "willful citation" for failure to correct a machine guarding deficiency identified in a previous audit. After the…

James L. Curtis, Craig B. Simonsen

Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes

USA - April 29 2022 According to CDC, welder’s anthrax is a bacterial infection that results in severe pneumonia. The disease was caused by bacteria within the B. Cereus…

Mark A. Lies, II, Craig B. Simonsen

Silica is the New Asbestos: New OSHA Regional Emphasis Program Will Target Respirable Silica Hazards in Six States

USA - April 22 2022 OSHA has developed a new Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to identify and reduce hazards in the cut stone and stone products…

Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, Patrick D. Joyce, Craig B. Simonsen