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Oregon Becomes Second State to Pass Printed Paper and Packaging EPR Law
August 16, 2021Oregon has become the second state to pass an Extended Producer Responsibility law for companies that sell printed paper and packaged goods into the state. Oregon has now joined Maine and several other states are considering similar legislation.
PRINTING United Alliance Joins Fight to Stop Overturning Stormwater Permit
August 11, 2021PRINTING United Alliance has joined the legal fight over EPA's new stormwater permit that includes requirements for printing operations.
Maine Enacts First Extended Producer Responsibility Laws for Printed Paper and Packaging
August 9, 2021Maine has become the first state to enact an Extended Producer Responsibility law for printed paper and packaging. The EPR program will impose a fee on most businesses that sell printed paper or packaged products in the state.
Washington State Revises Outdoor Heat Stress Regulations
August 3, 2021Due to the unusually hot weather that the Pacific Northwest has faced this year, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued an emergency rule to revise its existing regulation that will provide increased protection for employees exposed to extreme heat.
The CDC Issues New Recommendations for People Fully Vaccinated
July 29, 2021On July 27, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new recommendations for vaccinated people in the continuing effort to control the spread of COVID-19.
New York State HEROS Act Implementation Deadline: August 5th, 2021!
July 19, 2021New York Department of Labor has deadline of August 5th for compliance with the NY HEROS Act!
Oregon OSHA Adopts Emergency Heat Stress Rule and Plans Rigorous Enforcement
July 15, 2021Oregon OSHA adopts ETS for Heat Stress and makes plans for rigorous enforcement and outreach to all employers.
Washington State Updates to its COVID-19 Safe Workplace Standard
July 9, 2021Washington State Department of L& I issues further revisions to its COVID-19 workplace safety standards.
Oregon OSHA Revises Its COVID-19 Rules
July 2, 2021Oregon OSHA has revised its COVID-19 rules eliminating masking and social distancing requirements for vaccinated employees.
Nevada OSHA Adopts Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Rule and Guidance
June 29, 2021Due to the release of Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and COVID-19 guidance for businesses, Nevada OSHA has adopted the ETS and revised their guidance for business to match Federal OSHA’s guidance.