Tag: OSHA

OSHA

OSHA Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Higher-Risk Workplaces Amid Pandemic

On March 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus its enforcement efforts on preventing employees from contracting COVID-19 and protecting those who report unsafe working conditions. In general, an NEP is a method by which OSHA temporarily focuses its resources on a specific danger or […]

When to Report COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Fatalities

As a follow-up to its May 2020 enforcement guidelines on recording workplace COVID-19 cases, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued additional guidance to employers for reporting coronavirus-related hospitalizations and fatalities.

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‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast: Workplace Disasters and the Rise of OSHA

As we all try to social distance during the pandemic, the additional time at home has had me searching for new content to stay engaged. During the course of this search, I recently stumbled upon “My Favorite Murder,” a hit true crime comedy podcast. Yes, you read that correctly—true crime comedy podcast. 

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Eye in the Sky: What to Know About OSHA’s Use of Drones During Inspections

In May 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum permitting the use of drones to inspect workplaces under certain circumstances. Since that time, OSHA has used unmanned aircraft systems (UASs or drones) in a number of investigations, and their use is expected to become more common in the future.

AirPods

Getting an Earful: Using Earbuds, Headphones, and AirPods at Work

I have a retired friend who unretired himself for a part-time job. The job requires attention to detail. The office in which he works, however, plays music constantly. It just so happens the agreed-upon station plays the classics he grew up listening to, and now he can’t stand the sound of any of them.