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OSHA Issues Long Delayed and Narrowly Tailored Emergency Standard

On Thursday June 10, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) contained in 29 C.F.R. Part 1910 Subpart U; however, it only applies to healthcare employers.  At the same time that OSHA issued the ETS, OSHA also issued updated guidance to general industry on COVID-19 prevention for unvaccinated and at-risk employees.

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OSHA Acknowledges Updated CDC Mask Guidance But Updated Regulation Reflecting the Change Will Have To Wait

On May 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated its COVID response webpage in reaction to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued on May 13, 2021. The CDC guidance states that individuals who have received a full vaccination regiment against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 do not have to wear masks in most settings…

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Industry

As part of its on-going program to provide guidance to various industries that are continuing to work through the Coronavirus pandemic, OSHA this week established a single-source webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for the construction industry. The guidance includes recommended actions for both employers and employees to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus at the jobsite.  

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COVID-19 Hotspots in Industrial Settings and Employer Liability

Localized outbreaks of COVID-19 have plagued large industrial employers. A special focus has been placed on meat processing facilities, as plants across the country have become hotspots due to close quarters working conditions and allegations of insufficient responses by management in excluding ill workers and providing well workers with appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”). These…

OSHA PROPOSES TO REVISE ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS TO REQUIRE ONLY 300A FORMS FROM ALL EMPLOYERS

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Volume 14, Number 13
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On Monday, July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to revise the Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illness rule.  The proposed rule rescinds the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to…

OSHA INSPECTORS AIM TO DISCOVER WHICH EMPLOYERS FAILED TO FILE 2016 ELECTRONIC ILLNESS AND INJURY DATA

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Volume 14, Number 5
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On February 21, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued guidance on Interim Enforcement Procedures for Failure to Submit Electronic Illness and Injury Records under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.41(a)(1) and (a)(2). Employer establishments subject to OSHA recordkeeping…

OSHA SPEAKS AT RECENT ASSE MEETING

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Volume 14, Number 4
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Herb Gibson, Area Director for the Denver Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) office, spoke at the February meeting of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (“ASSE”). At that meeting, he listed the priorities for the Colorado OSHA offices for 2018,…

NEW OSHA MEMORANDUM ON CONSTRUCTION SILICA ENFORCEMENT

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Volume 13, Number 18
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As we previously reported this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)  is moving forward on the September 23, 2017 enforcement date for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1926.1153.  We outlined the requirements of the standard earlier…

OSHA IS SET TO START ENFORCING CONSTRUCTION SILICA STANDARD NEXT WEEK

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Volume 13, Number 17
©2017 Jackson Kelly PLLC

On September 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) will begin enforcing its silica standard in the construction industry. The standard requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and take other steps to protect workers.

The standard…

OSHA PUBLISHES ELECTRONIC RECORDKEEPING REPORTING WEBSITE

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Volume 13, Number 14
©2017 Jackson Kelly PLLC

On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to December 1, 2017. OSHA delayed the rule…

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASES 2017 “UPDATE” REGULATORY AGENDA, SIGNALING SIGNIFICANT REGULATORY CHANGES

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Volume 13, Number 13
©2017 Jackson Kelly PLLC

On July 10, 2017, the Trump administration released the 2017 Update to the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the “Agenda”). The Trump administration’s desire to reduce the regulatory load on both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and the Mine Safety…

 

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