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Hidden Costs of an OSHA Citation for Manufacturers

Manufacturing employees are involved in significant physical labor or with potentially hazardous material, and manufacturers are one of the most common targets of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations, citations, and penalties. While OSHA often offers to settle penalties quickly, manufacturers should consider carefully whether accepting is in their best interest.

The CSB Adopts Final Accidental-Release Reporting Regulations

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) adopted regulations on February 21, 2020, under the Clean Air Act requiring the reporting of certain accidental releases. Their purpose is to enable the CSB to more quickly determine which incidents it should investigate.

OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Deadline Is Fast Approaching: Are You Ready?

An important deadline is upon us: March 2, 2020, is the deadline for electronically reporting OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2019.

CDC, OSHA Issue Guidance on Dealing with Coronavirus in the Workplace

Both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have published interim guidance for employers on planning for and protecting their workplaces from exposure to and infection with 2019-nCoV, more commonly referred to as the “2019 novel coronavirus.”

Coronavirus: What are an Employer’s Obligations in Various Asian Countries?

As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, so do companies’ and governments’ approaches to monitoring and helping avoid the spread of the virus. The intensity and anxiety over this issue is extremely high in Asia, exemplified by the recent appearance of the Singapore Prime Minister asking individuals to stay calm and assuring them that things are under control.

Employers Should be Prepared to Deal with Coronavirus

Executive Summary: With the worldwide cases of coronavirus tripling in the past week, and the eleventh case confirmed in the United States, U.S. employers are examining what necessary precautions should be taken to control and prevent the spread of the virus. Perhaps the most important step for employers right now is to become educated and stay informed.

Travel Restrictions, New Facts on Coronavirus Should be Continually Monitored by Employers

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China continues to raise not only health concerns, but issues for employers and employees. Information about the virus continues to evolve.

2019 Novel Coronavirus is not a pandemic yet, but concerns are growing.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a thorough and usable webpage that provides interim guidance and resources for preventing exposure to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and for learning more about the developing information on that outbreak. That page provides an overview of the ever-expanding situation, and lists numerous resources and links to information for protecting workers from occupational exposure, including instructions on protecting workers during a pandemic, should this virus become one.

What Employers Need To Know About Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

In light of the coronavirus outbreak in China, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation limiting the entry of most foreign nationals who were physically present in China during the 14-day period before their attempted entry into the United States. This travel restriction took effect at 5:00 PM ET on February 2. Below are details for employers to understand your obligations and best practices during this time.

OSHA Publishes Resource on Coronavirus Outbreak

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new webpage that links to resources on the agency’s site about workplace safety and health issues raised by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
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