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September 24, 2020
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) cited 19 different businesses with serious "general duty" violations for failing to implement safety and health workplace guidelines, exposing employees to hazards of COVID-19.

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September 25, 2020
Cal/OSHA cited six San Francisco Bay Area employers, including hospitals, a police department, and skilled nursing facilities, for failing to protect their employees from COVID-19.

September 21, 2020
On September 14, NIOSH issued a request for information and comment on the deployment to and use of elastomeric half-mask respirators (EHMRs) by emergency EMS organizations and in healthcare settings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (85 FR 56618).

September 18, 2020
On September 15, OSHA issued revisions to its construction industry standard for cranes and derricks (85 FR 57109). The new clarifications and exemptions reflect situations in which Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations preempt OSHA standards.

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September 25, 2020 (Proposed Rule) - Department of Labor has given notice that it is revising its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in order to promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation, and encourage innovation in the economy.

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