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OSHA taking ‘good faith’ into account when issuing citations during COVID-19 pandemic

CORONAVIRUS OSHA INSPECTIONS VIOLATIONS Washington — “Good-faith efforts” by employers to comply with worker safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic should be taken into “strong consideration,” OSHA states in an April 16 memo to area offices and inspectors. “The agency may issue a citation if it finds an employer cannot demonstrate any efforts to comply,” OSHA…

Remote Proctoring for MSP and CSD Pilot Exams

We have great news for individuals interested in taking our Master Safety Professional (MSP) and Certified Safety Director (CSD) Pilot Exams. Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus, NASP and our partners at Scantron, had to temporarily suspend on-site testing for the MSP and CSD pilot exams. As stay-at-home…

Employee Rights Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Paid Leave Entitlements Generally, employers covered…

Hierarchy of Controls for COVID-19

The best way to control a hazard is to systematically remove it from the workplace, rather than relying on workers to reduce their exposure. During an outbreak of infectious disease, when it may not be possible to eliminate the hazard, the most effective protection measures are listed from most effective…

Recording Workplace Exposures to COVID-19

OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of…

Screening Employees for COVID-19

To help protect the public against the spread of COVID-19, some states, and many employers have implemented employee screening procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to the workforce. The following information can act as a guide for employers who may wish to screen employees each day before work: All…

CSM Blended Class

Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 situation, NASP is now providing an alternative and innovative means for continuing your safety education in a combination format consisting of online and webinar-based training. We are excited to introduce NASP’s Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Blended Learning Course. This course, like our classroom version, will…