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Beat the Heat: Nevada’s Response to OSHA’S Heat Illness National Emphasis Program Focuses on Prevention and Inspections

Federal OSHA previously announced the creation of the Heat Illness National Emphasis Program (NEP) and signaled its intent to take a more proactive approach to prevent heat related illnesses. Now various states, including Nevada, are moving to adopt their own regulations regarding heat related illnesses. Understanding Nevada’s response to the NEP will help your business...
June 23, 2022

The Heat is On – Oregon OSHA Adopts Heat Illness Prevention Standard

With summer arriving and temperatures starting to rise, Oregon employers should familiarize themselves with the new Oregon OSHA Heat Illness Prevention standard (OAR 437-002-0156) that comes into effect on June 15, 2022. Covered Employers The new standard applies to workplaces when an employee is performing work activities in any environment (both indoor or outdoor) where...
June 14, 2022

Cal/OSHA Proposes an All-Industry Workplace Violence Prevention Standard. Are You Ready?

It may come as a surprise to some, but Cal/OSHA’s workplace violence regulations currently apply only to the Health Care Industry. Cal/OSHA plans to change that. Right now, for non-healthcare industries, Cal/OSHA regulates workplace violence using the employer’s obligation to regularly identify and evaluate workplace hazards under Section 3203, California’s version of the general duty clause....
June 13, 2022

OSHA Proposes Expanding Electronic Recordkeeping Rule to Add Smaller Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a proposed rule to restore and expand Obama-era requirements for high-hazard employers with at least 100 employees to submit their injury and illness forms electronically to the agency. To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
April 20, 2022

OSHA Pushes Heat Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made clear that heat illness is a top priority, and the forthcoming heat exposure standard is certain to affect construction firms. To read this article in its entirety, please click here.
March 31, 2022

OSHA Partially Opens Record on Rulemaking for Permanent Healthcare COVID-19 Standard

OSHA has just announced it is partially reopening the record on the rulemaking for the permanent healthcare COVID-19 standard known as the rule on Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings. Comments are due by April 22, 2022. The docket number is OSHA-2020-0004. Following the written comments, there will also be a hearing held online on...
March 22, 2022

Virginia Repeals Workplace COVID-19 Standard, Replaces It With Guidance

Virginia has repealed its first-in-the-nation standard on COVID-19 in the workplace. To read this article in its entirety, please click here.
March 21, 2022

Virginia Drafts COVID-19 Guidance As It Mulls Eliminating Standard

Virginia has drafted workplace guidance in the event it strikes down its first-in-the-nation COVID-19 standard. To read this article in its entirety, please click here.
March 17, 2022

OSHA Launches COVID-19 Inspection Initiative for Healthcare Employers

With its new inspection initiative, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is taking steps to ensure certain healthcare employers continue to protect workers against COVID-19, even as falling case numbers across the country have prompted many state and local agencies to withdraw mask mandates and other COVID-19 precautions. To read this article in its...
March 15, 2022

California DIR Takes Aim at Public Works Construction Sites – Construction Employers Should Review Workplace Safety Compliance

The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) has announced an initiative to inspect publicly funded construction sites to ensure employers provide worker’s compensation and follow labor laws, including workplace health and safety requirements. With this new focus, construction employers who work on public works projects should review their workplace compliance to avoid citations....
March 3, 2022