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  • OSHA Nomination Signals Greater Enforcement, New Standards

    Signaling significant regulatory and enforcement changes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), President Joseph Biden has named a California official to lead the agency. To read the full article, click here.… Continue Reading
    April 20, 2021
  • OSHA Taking Its Time to Issue COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was directed under an executive order to promulgate an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to address COVID-19 no later than March 15, 2021. It has yet to do so. To read this article in its entirety, please click here.… Continue Reading
    March 18, 2021
  • OSHA Taking Its Time to Issue COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was directed under an executive order to promulgate an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to address COVID-19 no later than March 15, 2021. It has yet to do so. To read this article in its entirety, please click here. Continue Reading…
    March 18, 2021
  • Inspector General Office Report Criticizes OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement, Pushes for COVID-19 Standard

    Criticizing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) enforcement efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General (OIG) pushes for a COVID-19, virus-specific standard in its report issued on February 25, 2021. To read the article in its entirety, please click here.… Continue Reading
    March 7, 2021
  • Push to Give Workers Right to Sue Employers for Occupational Safety and Health Act Violations

    As the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) turned 50 in December 2020, the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) issued “OSHA’s Next 50 Years: Legislating a Private Right of Action to Empower Workers,” in which it suggested that Congress provide a private right of action for employees under the OSH Act. To read this...… Continue Reading
    February 17, 2021
  • Virginia Passes Permanent Standard on COVID-19

    The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board enacted a Permanent Standard on COVID-19 in workplaces in a 9-4 vote on January 13, 2021. On July 15, 2020, Virginia became the first state in the nation to promulgate an Emergency Temporary Standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Even with vaccine deliveries on the way, Virginia has enacted... Continue Reading…
    January 14, 2021
  • Virginia Passes Permanent Standard on COVID-19

    The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board enacted a Permanent Standard on COVID-19 in workplaces in a 9-4 vote on January 13, 2021. On July 15, 2020, Virginia became the first state in the nation to promulgate an Emergency Temporary Standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Even with vaccine deliveries on the way, Virginia has enacted...… Continue Reading
    January 14, 2021
  • What to Expect from OSHA Under the Biden Administration

    President-Elect Joseph Biden has not named a nominee for Secretary of Labor yet, much less an Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health who would lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But individuals with a background in organized labor may be forerunners. He has promised to be “the most pro-union president... Continue Reading…
    January 4, 2021
  • What to Expect from OSHA Under the Biden Administration

    President-Elect Joseph Biden has not named a nominee for Secretary of Labor yet, much less an Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health who would lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But individuals with a background in organized labor may be forerunners. He has promised to be “the most pro-union president...… Continue Reading
    January 4, 2021
  • Will Virginia’s COVID-19 Pandemic Standard Become Permanent?

    On July 15, 2020, Virginia became the first state in the nation to promulgate an Emergency Temporary Standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Even with vaccine deliveries on the way, Virginia has proposed a Permanent Standard for consideration by the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (which includes author Courtney Malveaux). To read the article in its... Continue Reading…
    December 22, 2020

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