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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…

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…

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…

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…

Arizona OSHA is on the Chopping Block: DOL Announces Proposal to Reconsider or Revoke Approval of Arizona’s State OSHA Plan

USA - April 21 2022 On April 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposal to reconsider or revoke Arizona’s State OSHA plan, which…

Third Iteration of the Cal/OSHA ETS is Around the Corner

USA - April 8 2022 The Cal/OSHA Standards Board (“Board”) has published proposed language for the third adoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 emergency…

OSHA Aims to Boost Injury Reporting Rule Compliance with its Injury Tracking Application Enforcement Program

USA - April 6 2022 As we previously blogged, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to expand requirements for…

Workforce Drug Test Positivity Climbs to Highest Level in Two Decades

USA - April 5 2022 The rate of positive drug test results among America’s workforce reached its highest rate in 2021 since 2001, and was up more than…

The Empire Strikes Back: New Rule Will Require Many Employers To Submit More OSHA Forms Electronically

USA - March 30 2022 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing to amend its Occupational Injury and illness recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR 1904.41…

CDC Publishes New Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

USA - March 29 2022 CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation calculator “takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, individuals with…