The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had announced this spring its intention to implement a new heat illness standard that will apply to indoor environments. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced “enhanced and expanded” efforts to address heat-related illnesses as part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to workplace safety, climate resilience, and environmental justice.
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During an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, the OSHA official, escorted by management, will tour the facility or construction site to observe working conditions, identify violations, and so on.
In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signaled efforts to increase its scrutiny of work activities that may expose workers to heat-related hazards. On September 1, 2021, OSHA issued a Memorandum to its Regional Administrators and State Designees to announce a
Yesterday, the Safer Workforce Taskforce (Task Force) publicized a slew of new FAQs with one set containing surprising information regarding federal contractors. To be clear, this is not the guidance contractors are waiting for with respect to implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols
On August 31, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tipped its hand that it will let the federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) expire in December 2021.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its COVID-19 guidance for non-healthcare employers, Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace, on August 13, 2021.
On August 13, 2021, OSHA updated its COVID-19 guidance applicable to employers not covered by its recent healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS).
Earlier this year, six employees died during a tragic accident at a poultry processor in Georgia. A leak of liquid nitrogen within the plant caused the accident.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, authored the article “Tips for Continued Compliance with OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidelines” published in the Louisiana Associated General Contractors’ summer magazine.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulatory agenda for spring 2021 lists regulations the agency will focus on for the next six months, including 26 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, six of which are in the final rule stage and the rest are in the proposed or pre-rule stage. Many
As Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) evaluates amending the Hazard Communication Standard (“HCS”), 29 CFR 1910.1200, both industry and work safety groups continue to warn that the proposed changes go too far. Although couched as simple changes that will bring the standard in alignment with international standards for management
The long-awaited response from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to COVID-19 is finally here! On June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) focusing on protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19, along with updated guidance for general industry to assist employers whose workers are not yet vaccinated. Both the ETS and the guidance follow the most recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so none of these regulations should come as a surprise.
On January 21, 2021, one day after his inauguration, President Biden signed an executive order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider issuing a broad emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 in the workplace. But because COVID-19 cases have decreased significantly since January, on June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an ETS applicable to healthcare employers only. For other employers, like those in manufacturing, construction, and retail, the agency simply updated its existing voluntary guidance.
On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long-awaited COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), establishing new mandatory requirements generally applicable to the healthcare industry. The ETS will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days, and will take effect