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02/15/2021

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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02/08/2021

OSHA Issues Stronger Guidance on COVID-19

OSHA recently released new guidance to help protect US employees from COVID-19 in the workplace. The guidance recommends measures employers can implement based on the latest data from CDC.

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01/22/2021

Stronger OSHA Action on COVID-19 Coming Soon

President Joe Biden has directed OSHA to do more to protect workers from COVID-19 and enforce workplace safety standards.

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01/22/2021

COVID-19 Training Requirements by State

In the absence of a single Federal standard for COVID-19 training, state safety agencies, legislatures, and governors’ offices have released regulations, policies, and guidance that require employers to provide employee training on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and how to prevent workplace exposure.

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01/14/2021

UPDATE: First Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regs Passed in Virginia

On January 13, Virginia's Safety and Health Codes Board passed a resolution authorizing permanent coronavirus standards for the state. These permanent standards mirror the temporary rule and are expected to appear in 16 VAC 25-220. 

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12/09/2020

PHMSA Extends COVID Hand Sanitizer Policy for Already-Packed Product

Update 12/08/20: Hand sanitizers manufactured and packaged before October 31 in accordance with the now-expired Notice of Enforcement Discretion may be offered and transported under the reliefs PHMSA granted for highway and rail modes.

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11/16/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/16

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama flooring manufacturer is set to pay $8.95 million for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, EPA halts the import of over 650,000 unapproved alcohol wipes and the distributor allegedly involved will pay $213K in penalties.

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11/09/2020

Maryland Occupational Safety Agency Accused of COVID-19 Missteps

A public interest law firm, Public Justice Center, is calling for an investigation at Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH). The law firm accuses MOSH of failing to follow its own policies and procedures for investigating health and safety complaints during the coronavirus pandemic.

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10/29/2020

COVID-19 Safety Requirements for NJ Businesses

On October 28, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order (EO) 192 to establish a set of minimum coronavirus safety standards that employers in the Garden State must adhere to in absence of Federal OSHA safety standards. The EO goes into effect at 6:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

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10/27/2020

Dry Ice Shortage Could Freeze COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

From disinfecting wipes to N95 masks, from toilet paper to rice, the coronavirus pandemic has caused supply shortages of a multitude of products. The latest expected casualty: dry ice.

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