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05/31/2022

Beef Company Agrees to Develop Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan

A food company has agreed to develop an infectious disease preparedness plan for seven of its meat-processing facilities. Following inspections in April and May 2020, OSHA cited the company for failing to protect workers from infectious disease hazards and issued a $14,502 penalty.

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05/23/2022

New Lithium Battery Safety Advisory from PHMSA

DOT PHMSA released a Safety Advisory Notice on May 17, 2022 to make stakeholders aware of common compliance errors noted during inspections of facilities that ship lithium cells and batteries. 

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05/06/2022

OSHA Reflects on 2022 Workers Memorial Day

In remembrance of those who suffered injury or illness on the job this year, OSHA and the Executive Office of the President issued statements to honor Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2022.

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05/02/2022

OSHA Recommends Safety Improvements After Warehouse Collapse

On April 26, OSHA issued a letter to an online retailer asking the company to improve its emergency severe weather procedures following a warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, IL. After a Category 3 tornado struck the company warehouse on December 10, 2021, six contractors suffered fatal injuries and another was critically wounded.

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03/28/2022

e-Commerce Shipper Faces Serious OSHA Violation

For allegedly failing to address injury risks, an e-commerce business was cited for a willful, serious violation of workplace safety standards and faces a $60,000 penalty.  

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03/24/2022

Virginia Considers COVID-19 Safety Standard Repeal

Virginia's Safety and Health Codes Board voted unanimously to revoke the state's workplace COVID-19 health and safety standard on March 21. The revocation notice appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week. 

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02/27/2022

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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02/11/2022

Is It Recordable? Injured Driving to Work

In some circumstances, an injury sustained while an employee is traveling to or from work may be a recordable event for the purpose of OSHA recordkeeping compliance.  

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02/07/2022

Oregon OSHA Proposes Heat Illness Prevention Rule

To better protect workers in the state from climate-related hazards, Oregon OSHA proposed requirements for employers concerning heat illness prevention. The announcement comes shortly after US OSHA announced its own plans to create a Federal standard for occupational heat exposure safety.

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01/27/2022

OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 Vax-or-Test ETS

Update:  On January 26, 2022, OSHA withdrew its emergency temporary standard (ETS) that would have required employers with 100 or more employees to implement vaccination-or-testing requirements for employees.   

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