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.
On October 2, OSHA issued temporary guidance on the use of tight-fitting powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) during the COVID-19 global health emergency.
Earlier this month, Cal/OSHA issued another round of citations to employers in the Golden State who allegedly failed to meet State standards to protect their workers from hazards related to coronavirus.
US EPA released a final TSCA chemical risk evaluation for a class of flame retardants that include hexabromocyclododecane or HBCD.
OSHA recently announced enforcement actions against two meat packing facilities related to COVID-19 workplace safety. Cal/OSHA also announced citations against a frozen food manufacturer in the Golden State for COVID-19 workplace safety violations.
An auto-parts manufacturer has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company allowed workers to ignore OSHA safety standards, resulting in the death of one of its employees.
In this week's Roundup, a utility company and a ready-mixed concrete supplier will collectivelypay approximately $7 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a waste disposal company is required to bring their Nebraska facility up to current chemical accident safety prevention standards.
The US Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General has concluded that OSHA must improve its Whisteblower Protection Program after an audit report revealed the agency failed to respond to complaints in a timely manner.
US EPA recently completed its risk evaluation for 1-bromopropane (1-BP) required under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act or LCSA, which amended TSCA.
Multiple facilities on Long Island, NY that manufacture wipes used to make home and personal care products has been cited by OSHA after an employee allegedly suffered a hand amputation in a fabric-softener sheet-cutting machine.
Lion's guide for US employers to protect employees from exposure to COVID-19 at work. The information and resources in this guide are intended to help employers and EH&S professionals meet their OSH Act responsibilities to provide a safe, healthy workplace during the coronavirus public health crisis.