OSHA Provides Guidance and Resources in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

by Michael C. Ford OSHA has responded to the COVID-19 outbreak with a dedicated webpage that includes guidance for employers.  While emphasizing that the current risk for most types of workers remains low, the guidance covers preparing workplaces for COVID-19, … Continue reading

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New OSHA Silica Exposure Regulations Enacted – Decades After They Were Proposed

by Stephen W. Smithson On March 24, 2016, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) finalized new regulations (https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-04800.pdf) for workplace silica exposure. The prior regulations were adopted in 1971 (http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-issues-final-rule-silica), and OSHA has been considering revised regulations … Continue reading

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