OSHA Proposes Changes to Hazard Communication Standard
OSHA has proposed changes to its Hazard Communication Standard to meet the current version of the Global Harmonization Standard requirements. There are many proposed changes impacting labels, hazard determination, and Safety Data Sheets.
Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Issues Updates to its Packaging Model Legislation
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse has issued an updated version of its legislation prohibiting the use of identified metals and other chemicals of high concern.
Ontario and Quebec Update their COVID-19 Workplace Requirements
Two Canadian provinces provide updated guidance to businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OSHA Issues New Guidance for COVID-19 Safe Work Practices
In response to the Executive Order signed by President Biden, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released on January 29, 2021, new guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
Biden Administration Orders OSHA To Take Action on COVID-19
President Biden issues an Executive Order requiring OSHA to take a deeper dive look into COVID-19 workplace issues.
CAL/OSHA Updates its FAQs on its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
Cal/OSHA has provided further clarification and updates in its Frequently Asked Questions document, with a specific focus on employer responsibilities regarding workplace exposures.
OSHA Increases Penalties For 2021
Like clockwork, OSHA has increased their penalties for 2021. The increases are tied to the cost of living and will increase every year.
New COVID-19 Reporting Obligations for California Employers in Effect
As of Jan. 1, 2021, Cal/OSHA's new COVID-19 reporting requirements are in effect.
Canadian Provinces Enact Updated COVID-19 Protocols
Three Canadian provinces, Ontario, Québec, and British Columbia, have enacted new protocols in response to the spreading of the COVID-19 virus.