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Showing 5 posts in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).

Beat the Heat with a Workplace Safety Plan

Posted In Employment Law, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), Workplace health

This summer is proving to be another hot one in many parts of the country, which means the odds of workplace illnesses and injuries relating to excessive temperatures are much higher. In April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a National Emphasis Program focused on addressing workplace heat hazards, which will entail OSHA conducting inspections to identify heat-related hazards in workplaces both indoors and outdoors. Employers should have a plan to avoid liability for heat-related illnesses and to be prepared should such an inspection occur. More >

Employer Update: What You Need to Know about OSHA ETS Compliance and Vaccine Mandates

Posted In COVID-19, Mandatory vaccination policies, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)

Since President Biden’s vaccine plan was first announced in September, employers have had lots of questions, and very few answers, about the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would require employers with 100 or more employees to implement “vaccine or test” policies aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. Since its official release, the ETS, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has been paused and un-paused and been kicked from one court to the next, finally landing in the United States Supreme Court. As employers wait for the Supreme Court to rule, the January 10 deadline for ETS enforcement has passed. What does all this mean for Kentucky employers—and what action should they be taking? More >

Sixth Circuit Court Lifts Stay on OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Employers

Posted In COVID-19, Mandatory vaccination policies, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)

After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the rule last month, the stay on the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which requires all employers with 100 or more employees to implement policies requiring employees to either be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing, has been lifted and the rule will go into effect. More >

OSHA Suspends Federal Vaccine Mandate

Posted In COVID-19, Mandatory vaccination policies, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)

On November 5th, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to implement policies requiring employees to either be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. More >

OSHA Updates Investigation Guidelines During New Pandemic Phase

Posted In Coronavirus, COVID-19, Employment Law, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), OSHA

New Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance for Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) on handling the reporting of illnesses, complaints, and referrals related to COVID-19 took effect on May 26, 2020. This guidance supersedes previous OSHA memorandums regarding temporary processes during the pandemic. More >

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