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OSHA Announces Annual Adjustments to Civil Penalties

OSHA Announces Annual Adjustments to Civil Penalties

The adjustments to the civil penalty amounts take effect on Jan. 15.

OSHA Updates Its Injury and Illness Inspection Program

Establishments that have more than 20 employees and high injury and illness rates are the targets for this program.

CDC Announces New Coronavirus Testing Rule for Air Travel

CDC Announces New Coronavirus Testing Rule for Air Travel

Starting Jan. 26, all incoming United States passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 test.



2021 Flu Season: The Pandemic Edition

Ultimately, to be successful in this effort, several best practices should be integrated into every cleaning program for optimal results.

BGE Fined Over $400,000 For Violations Related to 2019 Gas Explosion

In addition to paying the fine, the Baltimore Gas and Electric company will upgrade their gas lines to prevent other explosions from occurring.

Lockheed Martin Corp. Will Pay $700,000 in Back Wages After DOL Investigation

Lockheed Martin Corp. was found guilty of race-based discrimination during the hiring process for positions in their RMS Engineering and Technology Unit.

Alberta, Canada Law Alters Occupational Health and Safety Act

Alberta, Canada Law Alters Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act was approved by parliament on December 9, 2020.

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Split-Worker Compensation

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Split-Worker Compensation

The Wage and Hour Division clarified when travel during the work day is compensable and when it is not.

Obsoleting the Absence of Voltage Test

The door is now wide open for plenty of innovation on AVTs.

Safety Speak: New Guidance on FFCRA, OSHA Deadline for Injury and Illness Records and COVID-19 Vaccines

Episode 48

Safety Speak: New Guidance on FFCRA, OSHA Deadline for Injury and Illness Records and COVID-19 Vaccines

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses the a new FAQ set up for those who have questions about the expired FFCRA, OSHA's impended deadlines for your Form 300A and updates on the vaccination rollout in the U.S.

President-elect Biden Names New Additions to Economic Team

The administration rounds out its economic team with picks for labor secretary, commerce secretary and head of the Small Business Administration.

Indiana OSHA Fines Steel Mill $21,000 For Safety Violations That Lead to Worker’s Death

Indiana OSHA Fines Steel Mill $21,000 For Safety Violations That Lead to Worker’s Death

Findings from inspections that occurred between July and November resulted in three fines of $7,000.

Five Benefits Of CPR Training In The Workplace

CPR training can be a lifesaving skill when used properly at work.

Ontario Government Funds Safety Measures for Forestry Jobs

Ontario Government Funds Safety Measures for Forestry Jobs

Forestry businesses, which were declared essential in Canada, will receive support from the Ontario government to aid in workplace safety.

Department of Labor Announces Final Rule That Clarifies Independent Contractor Status

The rule, which clarifies the terms of independent contractor status, takes effect on March 8.

Employees Filed Hundreds of Worker Safety Lawsuits in 2020

Employees Filed Hundreds of Worker Safety Lawsuits in 2020

Out of over 1,000 workplace lawsuits that were filed, 200 concerned coronavirus safety protocols.

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick and Medical Leave

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick and Medical Leave

The department’s Wage and Hour Division created an FAQ to answer questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expiration.

Accident Prevention: Where Kermit the Frog and Worker Safety Meet

Accidents at work are inevitable, so it is important to train employees so they can to prepare for them.

OSHA Announces Deadline for 2020 Workplace Injury Data Submission

Workplaces that fit these criteria will have to electronically submit injury and illness data by March 2.

Mission Critical: Identifying Hazards in Non-Routine Work, Maintenance and Emergencies

Hazards may not be the first thing on an employee’s mind during the work day, but various hazards and their causes need to be considered.

Health Officials Consider Delaying Second Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine

Health Officials Consider Delaying Second Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine

Only 4.2 million Americans have received a first COVID-19 dose as of January 2.

Safety Speak: A Look at 2021 with a 20/20 Perspective

Episode 47

Safety Speak: A Look at 2021 with a 20/20 Perspective

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard walks listeners through what she believes will be the biggest safety trends in 2021.

Stop Work Authority and the Bystander Effect

Implementing a stop-work authority program can help reduce the amount of workplace accidents.

OSHA Announces New Collection Initiative for Citation Penalties

This new initiative will see the agency issuing penalty payment letters to establishments that have been cited.

OSHA Seeks New Members for Construction Safety Committee

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is in need of 14 new members.

NSC Says 724 May Be Killed on the Roads Over the Holidays

NSC Says 724 May Be Killed on the Roads Over the Holidays

The National Safety Council offers tips on how to stay safe on the roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Opioid Deaths Reached Record Number, Says CDC Data

The NSC hopes that the new presidential administration will use their plan to address opioid misuse.

Donning and Doffing PPE Correctly to Fight Against COVID-19

It is important that workers know how to properly put on and take off their PPE to protect themselves and those in their households.

Washington State Farm Company Fined $2 Million for COVID-19 Safety Violations

Washington State Farm Company Fined $2 Million for COVID-19 Safety Violations

Gebbers Farm Operations was cited for 24 safety violations after an employee complaint prompted an investigation in July.

OSHA Sustains Focus On Worker Safety In 2020

Throughout the year, OSHA has continued to prioritize worker health and safety, especially in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.