August 02, 2021
Don’t let all the new, exotic workplace hazards distract you from the basics. The COVID-19 pandemic, historic wildfires in the West, and unprecedented levels of excessive heat may be capturing the headlines and dominating the newscasts right now, but more common hazards in your facility or at your worksites need your attention.

July 30, 2021
On July 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) called for stakeholder input on updating its mechanical power press standard (29 CFR §1910.217).

July 28, 2021
Employers in New York state must have an infectious disease exposure prevention plan in place by August 5, according to a state Department of Labor spokesperson. However, the precautions under the plans only go into effect when state public health authorities make a “highly contagious communicable disease” declaration.

July 28, 2021
On July 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is seeking nearly $1 million in penalties from 4 employers at a poultry processing facility where 6 workers died from nitrogen exposure caused by a malfunctioning freezer.

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July 30, 2021 (Proposed Rule) - The Department of Labor has published the Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions online. However, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires publication of a regulatory flexibility agenda in the Federal Register. This Federal Register Notice contains the regulatory flexibility agenda.

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