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Washington State Is Developing Wildfire Smoke Worker-Safety Rules

USA - November 23 2020 Smoke from Western wildfires caused Washington State to experience some of the worst air quality in the world this year, which increased health risks…

California Employers Now Have an Emergency Temporary Standard To Contend With

USA - November 23 2020 On November 19, 2020, California’s Department of Industrial Relations Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (“Board”) adopted a general safety…

OSHA issues Guidance on Ventilation

USA - November 17 2020 As part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in workplaces, OSHA continues to issue alerts and guidance designed to keep…

Oregon OSHA Issues COVID-19 Temporary Rule

USA - November 12 2020 Stepping in line behind Virginia and Michigan, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“Oregon OSHA”) issued a Temporary Rule…

MIOSHA Issues Temporary Emergency Rules for Managing COVID-19 in the Workplace

USA - October 30 2020 Following the October 2, 2020 Michigan Supreme Court decision invalidating Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic Executive Orders, the Michigan…

Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to OSHA’s Ability to Cite Repeat Violations

USA - October 29 2020 On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a long- awaited decision in Sec’y of Labor v. Wynnewood Refining…

Surgical Masks, Respirators, and More: Employers Grapple with Personal Protective Equipment Requirements Amid Constantly Evolving COVID-19 Guidance and Laws

USA - October 26 2020 Eight months into the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and employers in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings are grappling with requirements…

CDC’s Expansion of “Close Contact” Definition Spells Trouble for Employers

USA - October 21 2020 On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the CDC issued new guidance expanding the definition of a “close contact” from someone who has been within 6 feet of…

Oregon OSHA Moves Forward with COVID-19 Temporary Standard

USA - October 7 2020 As circumstances from the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic continue to evolve, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)…

Flip-flopping Guidance: The Saga Continues

USA - October 6 2020 Last week we wrote about government agencies’ tendencies to “flip-flop” on guidance related to preventing transmission and spread of coronavirus…