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.
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 July 15, the Virginia Safety and Health Code Board passed the Emergency Temporary Standard, Infectious Disease Prevention, to take effect July 27, 2020. Virginia employers must now "provide all employees with job-specific COVID-19 education and training."
To ensure facilities and employees can return to work safely after COVID-19, OSHA issued a series of guidance memos tailored towards specific industries, such as manufacturing, meat processing, logistics, and construction.
Last month, OSHA issued guidance to help employers ensure safe social distancing as many workers across the US return to work. The alert details a variety of ways managers and safety officers can implement social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread.
As states begin reopening, many facilities will need to rethink how to clean and disinfect the workplace to protect employees from COVID-19 and comply with State and Federal guidelines. However, these changes may require new or revised OSHA hazard communication strategies, depending on which cleaning/disinfecting agents are being used.
OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard is one of the most widely-known–and most misunderstood–set of regulations in the world of environmental health and safety. Here we break down why HAZWOPER training may be required for you and your employees, and how to choose an appropriate course.
OSHA released revised guidance concerning workplace safety compliance during the COVID-19 public health emergency last week.
OSHA launched 192 coronavirus-related workplace safety investigations between February 19 and April 23 to determine whether employers failed to adequately protect their workers. This is the culmination of thousands of complaints fielded by investigators since January relating to the pandemic.
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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Lion's guide for US employers reopening businesses during COVID-19. The information and resources in this guide are intended to help employers and EH&S professionals meet their legal responsibilities to provide a safe, healthy workplace for employees returning to work as businesses of all kinds reopen in the US.