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11/12/2021

OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing ETS Stayed by Court of Appeals

OSHA will not implement or enforce its emergency rule concerning employer COVID-19 vaccination and testing  programs until legal challenges to the ETS are resolved.  

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11/07/2021

Coronavirus News Hub For EHS Pros

We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.

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11/05/2021

OMB Concludes Review of OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing ETS

Update: OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of its emergency temporary standard concerning employer COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. 

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11/02/2021

Senate Confirms OSHA Leader After 4-Year Gap

On October 25, US Senate confirmed Doug Parker as head of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a 50–41 vote. This marks the first time OSHA has had a confirmed head administrator since January 2017, when then-leader David Michaels stepped down.

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08/23/2021

OSHA COVID Complaints Jump 581% Since May

OSHA has seen a 581% uptick in coronavirus-related work safety complaints in the last two months, with the majority of complaints stemming from states in the Southeast, according to Agency data.

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08/11/2021

NJ Medical Facility Issued $273K COVID-19 Citation

OSHA recently cited a medical facility in Lakewood, NJ for allegedly failing to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus.

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07/14/2021

Final OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Standard Now Complete

OSHA fixed minor errors in its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), in effect now, and extended the public comment period until August 20, 2021. 

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07/09/2021

NJ Healthcare Provider Cited for COVID-19 Workplace Safety Violations

OSHA issued two citations to a New Jersey-based healthcare provider for allegedly failing to protect employees from coronavirus-related hazards, resulting in the deaths of two workers.

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07/09/2021

OSHA Expands COVID-19 Inspections Under New NEP

[UPDATE 07/09/21] To account for the latest information on COVID-19, vaccination guidance, and PPE availability, OSHA has revised its NEP on coronavirus-related safety inspections. The NEP now provides more details into inspections at healthcare versus non-healthcare facilities.

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06/07/2021

Is It Recordable? COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

Newly updated OSHA guidance clarifies whether or not an employee's reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is considered a recordable illness per 29 CFR 1904.

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