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Effective Now: New legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Now: New legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week the federal government released official details about the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and a new required labor law poster. The new act expands family and medical leave requirements for all public and private employers with…

Disinfecting PPE for COVID-19 (Infographic)

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impacts employer’s across the nation, many are questioning proper cleaning and disinfectant methods to keep their employees safe. Here are some simple yet effective steps you can take to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in your workplace View, download, and print the full…

Where is Health & Safety Heading?

As health and safety professionals know all too well, the standard for a safe workplace is forever changing. As we learn, grow and discover new technologies, the goalposts continue to move, and the world expects tighter safety regulations as a result. In this ever evolving landscape, how can we ensure…

OSHA’S NEW TEMPORARY ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE

Here’s another in our continuing series of “Coronavirus Basics” articles, in which we’re trying to offer helpful information to folks trying to figure a whole bunch of stuff having to do with working during the coronavirus pandemic. In this one, we want to give you a quick FYI that OSHA…

5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak

As disease spreads in the U.S., it’s important to take precautions. While news about the coronavirus has been evolving, doctors says the best advice is to follow public health directives and take care of yourself. COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread around the world, with…

COVID-19 and Your Workforce

At this time, with approximately 29 deaths in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes that, while the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 poses a potentially serious public health threat, the risk to individuals is dependent on exposure. For most people in the United States, including most…

Identifying Potential Sources of Exposure

OSHA standards, including those for personal protective equipment (PPE, 29 CFR 1910.132) and respiratory protection (29 CFR 1910.134), require employers to assess the hazards to which their workers may be exposed. In assessing potential hazards, employers should consider whether or not their workers may encounter someone infected with COVID-19 in the course…

Most Likely to Get Inspected

The construction industry will remain a primary focus for OSHA inspectors for the foreseeable future, judging from the agency’s FY 2019 annual performance report. OSHA intends to focus its efforts toward falls – the leading cause of death in the construction industry – and trenching hazards. The report, which is…