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09/13/2021

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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09/13/2021

OSHA to Issue COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

According to the White House website, President Biden has ordered the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a vaccination mandate for certain private, large employers as part of a comprehensive COVID-19 strategy.

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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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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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08/06/2021

OSHA's Annual Safe + Sound Week Underway

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week kicks off on August 9. Here's why safe facility practices are crucial for compliance, your bottom dollar, and your workers' wellbeing. 

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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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06/23/2021

OSHA Proposes 2 Revisions to Walking Working Surfaces Standard

Last month, OSHA proposed two revisions to the Walking-Working Surfaces Standard at 29 CFR 1910, Subpart D, to clarify new requirements added when the Standard was overhauled in 2016.  

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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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