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01/23/2023

California’s Hazardous Materials Business Plan Changes in Effect as of January 1

Effective as of January 1, 2023, California amended its Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) program to more strictly limit the use of exemptions for "retail establishments" and "consumer products," among other changes.

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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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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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03/15/2021

OSHA to Expand COVID-19 Inspections Under New NEP

On March 12, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect high-risk workers from hazards related to COVID-19 exposure. The program expands upon its existing inspection efforts to prioritize companies with the highest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the virus.

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11/02/2020

California Expands Haz Waste Law for Milk Runs

The California legislature recently passed a bill to authorize the use of consolidated manifests for transporters who pick up certain hazardous wastes from retailers who do business in the Golden State.  

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05/04/2020

How to Spot a Counterfeit Respirator

Due to the national respirator shortage, some companies are seeking less conventional third-party marketplaces with the hope of keeping their essential staff and employees safe. But don’t be fooled, many counterfeit masks appear strikingly similar to their approved counterpart. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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03/02/2020

Coronavirus: Preventing Workplace Exposure

OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released guidance for employers regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. As US cases begin to make headlines, employers should take steps to prevent rapid transmission of the coronavirus. 

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01/28/2020

California Mulls Adding Pain Killer to Prop 65 Dangerous Chemicals List

California regulators are reviewing a proposal that would add acetaminophen to their Proposition 65 list of chemicals believed to cause cancer or reproductive complications. This is only the most recent of several high-profile considerations, which has included alcoholic drinks and coffee.  

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10/29/2018

Top 10 OSHA Violations for FY 2018

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust announced the ten most commonly cited OSHA safety standards for workplaces in Fiscal Year 2018, which ended September 30, 2018.

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