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Confused by OSHA’s COVID-19 Reporting Rules?

Are you confused by federal OSHA’s reporting requirements for coronavirus cases? You’re not alone. The law firm Baker Hostetler says it’s been hearing from employers that they’re confused by OSHA’s reporting guidance on what to do if an employee gets the coronavirus.   Guidance Removed Baker Hostetler says OSHA published…

On-the-Job Training is Adequate Communication of Rules

A lack of fully documented safety training does not prove inadequate communication of safety rules, according to a July 28 Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission decision. On Dec. 8, 2015, Angel Brothers Enterprises began work on the installation of a concrete drainage pipe next to a road in LaPorte,…

Join our upcoming CSM and CSMC classes!

It is no secret that e-learning is all the rage during this COVID-19 pandemic. While e-learning is certainly a great alternative to traditional courses, NASP understands that some training, and some individuals, are best suited for live, instructor-led classes. Benefits to NASP’s instructor-led courses include: The opportunity for individuals to…

Certified Safety Manager: Construction (CSMC)

Construction Safety Managers must handle many tasks related to construction projects. They plan and coordinate aspects of safety related to all building and worksite activities, so projects get done safely and effectively. They’re also in charge of complying with building codes, safety regulations and environmental requirements. A construction safety manager…

Hazard Communication Specialist Course

OSHA issued 3,624 hazard communication standard citations in FY 2019, costing American companies $4,682,380. Over 43 million workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals at work, and they have the right to know what those chemicals are and their dangers. To prevent your workplace from violations and injury lawsuits, you must understand the many nuances…

33 months in jail for driver who dumped hazardous waste

The judge didn’t pull any punches with this RCRA violator. Individual: Edward Miller, Sidney, NE. Business: Truck driver. Penalty: 33 months in federal prison, plus three years of supervised release, and must pay $25,471 in restitution. Reasons for penalty: Miller loaded a flatbed truck with containers of chemicals, pesticides and…

Workplace Contact Tracing and Distancing Alerts

Dedicated to Your Company iOS App, Android App, or Wearable Device Completely private and secure; does not share data with authorities Does not upload data to 3rd parties, governments, or any national registry Does not track or notify your personal contacts Daily Wellness Questionnaires (optional) Hours of operation Configuration (optional)…

Managing the Risk of COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Against Employers

Written By: Michael C. Lord, Attorney for Williams Mullen (a NASP Strategic Alliance Partner) The COVID-19 pandemic is an economic boon for law firms that prosecute class actions on behalf of their client-victims. Businesses face legal exposure under various theories from people contracting the virus that they claim was linked…