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  • Virginia Passes First-In-Nation OSHA Standard for COVID-19

    Employers wondering whether Virginia is the new California just got their answer: California has some catching up to do. In a split vote, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (which includes author Courtney Malveaux) passed a first-in-the-nation standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), the state’s version of the... Continue Reading…
    July 15, 2020
  • OSHA Does Not Back Employee Work Refusals in All Circumstances

    Since March 2020, workers have expressed elevated concerns about their exposure to COVID-19 on construction sites. As states lift restrictions on construction work, employers should note that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) limits workers’ ability to refuse work.   To read the full article, click here. Continue Reading…
    June 25, 2020
  • OSHA Does Not Back Employee Work Refusals in All Circumstances

    Since March 2020, workers have expressed elevated concerns about their exposure to COVID-19 on construction sites. As states lift restrictions on construction work, employers should note that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) limits workers’ ability to refuse work.   To read the full article, click here.… Continue Reading
    June 25, 2020
  • OSHA Issues Guidance on Prevention of COVID-19 Cases at Construction Sites

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance for construction industry employers to prevent spread of COVID-19. In addition to measures the agency suggests for all employers, the guidance includes a variety of preventive measures at construction sites, such as: Using Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label... Continue Reading…
    June 4, 2020
  • OSHA Issues Guidance on Prevention of COVID-19 Cases at Construction Sites

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance for construction industry employers to prevent spread of COVID-19. In addition to measures the agency suggests for all employers, the guidance includes a variety of preventive measures at construction sites, such as: Using Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label...… Continue Reading
    June 4, 2020
  • OSHA Issues Guidance Clarifying Recording Obligations for COVID-19 Cases

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published new guidance requiring employers covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping standards to determine whether employees have contracted COVID-19 while at work. In an effort “to provide certainty to employers and workers,” beginning on May 26, 2020, the agency is requiring all employers to record all COVID-19 cases that:...… Continue Reading
    May 20, 2020
  • OSHA Issues Guidance Clarifying Recording Obligations for COVID-19 Cases

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published new guidance requiring employers covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping standards to determine whether employees have contracted COVID-19 while at work. In an effort “to provide certainty to employers and workers,” beginning on May 26, 2020, the agency is requiring all employers to record all COVID-19 cases that:... Continue Reading…
    May 20, 2020
  • OSHA Offers Carryout Guidance for Restaurateurs

    With many restaurants limited to offering food and beverage carryout and curbside pickup options because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published guidelines suggesting best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To prevent exposures with customers, OSHA recommends that food and beverage vendors: Avoid direct hand-offs when possible;... Continue Reading…
    May 6, 2020
  • OSHA Offers Carryout Guidance for Restaurateurs

    With many restaurants limited to offering food and beverage carryout and curbside pickup options because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published guidelines suggesting best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To prevent exposures with customers, OSHA recommends that food and beverage vendors: Avoid direct hand-offs when possible;...… Continue Reading
    May 6, 2020
  • Los Angeles, New York Impose New Construction Requirements and Restrictions Due to COVID-19

    While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and some states have offered guidance to prevent employee exposure to COVID-19, Los Angeles, the state of New York, and New York City are enforcing more restrictive measures for construction sites. Based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Los Angeles...… Continue Reading
    April 8, 2020

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