Tag Archives: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction. The new directive … Continue reading

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OSHA Adopts Revised COVID-19 Enforcement Policies

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted revised policies for enforcing its COVID-19 requirements. The new polices became effective May 26, 2020. OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all workplaces. The new enforcement guidance reflects changing circumstances in which many non-critical … Continue reading

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OSHA Updates Amputation Prevention Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) instruction on amputations in December 2019 as part of efforts to identify and reduce amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. “Amputations are among the most severe and … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Against OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Injuries Rule Continues

The ongoing lawsuit filed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and several other parties, may be close to an end if the defendant, who just motioned to have the case dismissed on lack of jurisdiction, has anything to … Continue reading

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New Standard Revisions Part of OSHA’s Plan for Improvement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated several regulations effective July 15. The goal is to simplify employers’ jobs by clarifying and adjusting standards that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary. The fourth final rule under OSHA’s Standards … Continue reading

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