Maine Enacts First Extended Producer Responsibility Laws for Printed Paper and Packaging
Maine 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
Due 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
On 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!
New 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
Oregon 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
Washington State Department of L& I issues further revisions to its COVID-19 workplace safety standards.
Oregon OSHA Revises Its COVID-19 Rules
Oregon 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
Due 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.
Michigan Rescinds Emergency COVID-19 Rules for the Printing Industry
MIOSHA is the latest state agency to update its COVID-19 workplace safety regulations.