Safety and OSHA News

What would emergency OSHA infectious disease reg look like?

Some members of Congress and professional associations have called on OSHA to initiate an emergency, temporary infectious disease regulation due to the coronavirus pandemic. What could an emergency regulation include?  [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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Bookmark this: Online resources for coronavirus updates

Since novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new to humans, information on how to handle the situation in workplaces keeps evolving. So the best thing to do is to keep up with the experts via the Internet. [Read more…]

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March 2, 2020, is deadline for e-reporting OSHA Form 300A

Heads up! It’s time again to electronically submit injury summaries to OSHA. [Read more…]

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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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Feds offer guidance on coronavirus exposure prevention

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted guidance on their websites for dealing with the virus.  [Read more…]

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OSHA Form 300A must be posted by Feb. 1, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020, is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2019 injuries and illnesses. [Read more…]

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Video of fatal Hard Rock Hotel collapse could help find cause

At a time when over half of people have a video camera in their pocket (their smart phone), and security cameras are more common, video evidence will help investigators, such as OSHA, determine the cause of catastrophic events, like the fatal hotel construction collapse in New Orleans.  [Read more…]

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Which companies are on OSHA’s target list now?

Which companies will receive OSHA inspections in Fiscal Year 2020 (which began Oct. 1, 2019)?  [Read more…]

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