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Cal/OSHA Guidance on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

USA - February 6 2020 Faithful readers are already familiar with our previous dispatches, including Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak—What Employers Need to Know; Coronavirus:…

MSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2020

USA - January 27 2020 The DOL has finalized the 2020 inflation adjustments, which will nudge the penalties up 1.764%. 85 Fed. Reg. 2292 (Jan. 15, 2020)...

ANOTHER Chemical Release Reporting Obligation????

USA - January 23 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has proposed new accidental chemical release reporting requirements…

OSHA Proposes Over $1M in Fines Against Florida Roofing Contractor for Egregious Fall Hazards

USA - January 21 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Roofing Experts Inc. - a Jacksonville, Florida…

NDAttention - National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Adds Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals to TRI

USA - January 17 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) was signed into law, including provisions…

Surprise! (NOT) - OSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2020

USA - January 16 2020 We have blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA…

This Week - Cal/OSH Board to Vote on New Regulation to Allow Employees and Union Representatives to Request Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program

USA - January 14 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The Cal/OSH Standards Board will vote this week on a proposed standard requiring employers to provide their employees and employee…

OSHA Standard Interpretation Repeats Vague Warnings on Employee Use of Headphones in the Workplace

USA - January 6 2020 Many employers permit the use of headphones and music in a variety of industrial and construction settings, presumably to improve employee morale and…

OSHA Updates National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries

USA - January 3 2020 OSHA recently updated its National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries (NEP), adding a targeting methodology for industries…

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Released

USA - January 2 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (National…