Safety and OSHA News

CDC updates COVID-19 disinfecting, social distancing guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated disinfecting and social distancing guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…]

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No need to fear: OSHA won’t inspect your employees’ home offices

With many employees working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may be wondering about workers’ home offices and OSHA. Well, don’t worry, home offices are not subject to OSHA inspections. [Read more…]

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OSHA wants employers to track coronavirus at work

The 2019 novel coronavirus continues to impact the U.S., and OSHA is telling employers they must track any infections of the illness confirmed to have occurred in the workplace.  [Read more…]

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Could coronavirus lead to workers’ comp claims? Experts say ‘yes’

As the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak continues in the U.S., employers are being confronted with the possibility of facing workers’ comp claims from employees who either contracted the virus at work or during work-related travel.  [Read more…]

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Trucking company ordered to pay whistleblower $150K

OSHA ordered a Connecticut-based commercial motor carrier to compensate a driver more than $150,000 for retaliating against him when he raised safety concerns.  [Read more…]

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Feds ID thousands of CDL drivers with positive drug tests

The Federal Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has identified thousands of positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers within its first two months of operation. [Read more…]

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CDC offers more guidance for employers on coronavirus

Because the coronavirus outbreak is continuing to grow and evolve, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidance for businesses and employers to help reduce workplace exposures. [Read more…]

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OSHA sets sights on 2 big construction industry hazards for FY 21

The construction industry will remain a primary focus for OSHA inspectors for the foreseeable future, judging from information contained in the agency’s fiscal year 2019 annual performance report. [Read more…]

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Court: UPS must pay for employees’ safety shoes

California case law dictates UPS Ground Freight has to pay for its employees’ safety shoes, according to an appeals court’s Feb. 6 decision.

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OSHA revises respirable silica emphasis program

OSHA announced it has made some revisions to its National Emphasis Program on respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction.  [Read more…]

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