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State by State Plans to Re-open the United States
May 14, 2020Due to Stay at Home Orders begining to expire, many States are issuing guidelines of how they will re-opening the economy. Find out how your State is re-opening here.
Re-Opening Canada- Providence by Providence
May 14, 2020The Providences and Territories of Canada are issuing guidelines of how they are re-opening the economy. Find specific information about your area here.
OSHA Issues 11 Translations of Its Poster Aimed at Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus
May 12, 2020The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has translated and published its “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 additional languages.
Maine EPR for Packaging Bill Fails to Pass
May 7, 2020The bill, "An Act To Support and Increase the Recycling of Packaging", to impose an Extended Producer Responsibility program to paper and packaging that was introduced in this year’s legislative session has failed to pass. Read more here.
Washington State Revises Walking and Working Surfaces and Ladder Safety Regulations
April 30, 2020Due to changes in Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations covering walking and working surfaces, ladders, and fall protection requirements, the Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) revised their rules to meet the federal requirements. Read here for more details.
CDC Adds to List of COVID-19 Symptoms
April 28, 2020The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added six additional symptoms to the initial list of three identified when the pandemic first broke. Read here for more details.
EPA Provides Information About Safe Disinfectant Use
April 28, 2020The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing its efforts to provide critical information on surface disinfectant products that can be used to protect the health of all Americans throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. EPA now has nearly 400 products that have qualified to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read here for more information.
Stay at Home Order Expiration Dates
April 28, 2020Throughout the country, States have been implementing “Shelter in Place” or “Stay at Home” Orders as a response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. The expirations dates for these orders vary State-to-State and in some instances are to be determined. Read here for more information.
OSHA Relaxing Enforcement Policy on Recurring Compliance Testing Requirements
April 21, 2020In response to employers having difficulty meeting their compliance obligations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new interim guidance on enforcement of certain OSHA regulations during the pandemic. Read here for more information.
OSHA Issues COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance to Focus Inspections on High Risk Sites
April 21, 2020Due to overwhelming number of complaints that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has received regarding concerns from workers in essential businesses, the agency, issued on April 13, 2020, an Interim Enforcement Response Plan to its compliance personnel regarding conducting inspections during the pandemic. Read here for more details.