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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.


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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.

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Realty Trust Group Offers Guidance On Healthcare ETS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.

Workplace Death: Safety Groups Respond To OSHA Family Communication Plan

OSHA’s new guidance on working with families after workplace death includes communicating about inspections, findings, and the closing of investigations.

Opinion: Apply For Workplace Hazard, Infectious Disease Training Grants

OSHA's Jim Frederick explains how the Department of Labor is helping workers through expanded OSHA training grants for non-profit organizations.

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections

A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.

Over $21M Available For Workplace Hazard, Infectious Disease Training

The OSHA training grants are available to non-profit organizations through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

OSHA Issues ETS To Protect Healthcare Workers From COVID-19

OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

U.S. Department Of Labor Schedules NACOSH Meeting

A meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will be held June 22 via teleconference and WebEx.

OSHA To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail Requirements

Proposed rule clarifies previous requirements for handrails and stair rail systems, provides flexibility in the transition to OSHA’s newer requirements.

OSHA Rule Proposal To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail System Requirements

Since OSHA published a final rule on walking-working surfaces and PPE in 2016 that updated requirements for slip, trip, and fall hazards, the agency received questions asking when handrails are required, and about height requirements for handrails on stairs and stair rail systems.

OSHA To Solicit Public Input On Whistleblower Program

The May 19 teleconference meeting will be the seventh in a series of meetings on how OSHA can improve its whistleblower program.

Using Safety Program Data to Better Mitigate Future Facility Accidents

Transitioning to an environmental health and safety culture focused on prevention and mitigation can keep your workers safer and save your organization money on insurance premiums, citations, and fines.

OSHA Program Protects High-risk Workers From Coronavirus

New national emphasis program focuses on companies that put the most workers at risk of contracting COVID-19, prioritizes employers that retaliate against worker safety complaints.

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule To Update Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has issued a proposed rule to update its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

National COSH Releases Eight-Point Agenda For Worker Safety

Group claims OSHA has been a catastrophic failure during pandemic; agenda outlines how Biden-Harris Administration can protect workers and rebuild economy.

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance On Coronavirus

New guidance from OSHA lists essential elements in a program to mitigate, prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

Annual Adjustments To OSHA Civil Penalties Announced

OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Submit 2020 Injury And Illness Data

Employers must submit calendar year 2020 Form 300A to OSHA electronically by March 2, 2021.

OSHA Inspections Target Workplaces With Highest Injury, Illness Rates

The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive is OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees.

Texas Picks Eagle Puradigm Technology To Protect Capitol Complex

State of Texas selected Eagle Disinfection Group's Puradigm Technology to protect Texas Capitol Building, Capitol Annex Buildings, and Senate and House Chambers against COVID-19.

Matrix Medical Network Launches COVID-19 Certification Program

New certification program from Matrix Medical Network helps businesses and organizations assess, address, certify, and monitor work environments to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

OSHA Has Issued Over $3M In Coronavirus Violations

Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $3,403,139 as a result of 255 inspections for violations relating to COVID-19.

Blackline Collective Unites Organizations Committed To Workplace Safety

A cross-industry partnership, Blackline Collective gives leaders a forum to share experiences, best practices, and strategies that improve worker safety, efficiency, and quality.

OSHA Guides Employers On COVID-19 Inspection Standards

The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.

OSHA Publishes New FAQ On N95 Respirators

The new FAQ, OSHA explains why an N95 respirator is effective at protecting users from the virus.

OSHA Awards $11M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants

The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.

OSHA Webinar To Kick Off National Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

OSHA will host a webinar on September 14 to kick-off its 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

OSHA Encourages Employers To Mark National Safe + Sound Week

Held August 10-16, Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls Rescheduled

OSHA has rescheduled the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction for September 14-18, 2020.

8 Ways To Help Employees Work Safely In Summer Heat

Summer has arrived, and OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.

National Safety Council: OSHA Must Protect Workers From COVID-19

Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.

Are Employers Required To Provide Cloth Face Coverings To Workers?

OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators in the workplace.

Six Social Distancing Tips To Keep Employees Safe At Work 

OSHA has issued an alert listing steps employers can follow to implement social distancing in the workplace and help protect workers from exposure to COVID-19.

OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.

$11.5M In Worker Safety, Health Training Grants Available From OSHA

Three types of training grants will fund education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus.

8 Tips To Keep Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Facility Workers Safe

A new alert from OSHA lists safety tips employers can use to protect nursing home and long-term care facility workers from exposure to the coronavirus.

Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Poster Now Available In 13 Languages

In addition to English and Spanish, OSHA offers “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 more languages.

OSHA To Employers: You Can’t Retaliate Against Workers

OSHA reminds employers that it's illegal to retaliate against workers who report unsafe, unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The N95 Shortage: OSHA Issues Guidance For Respiratory Protection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.

OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces For Coronavirus

OSHA offers guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.

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