New guidance for employers related to COVID-19 doesn’t create new mandatory standards, but the tone of the guidance is a signal from the Biden administration of more support for enforcement, according to attorneys focusing on workplace safety issues.
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.
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.
A new COVID-19 relief package being considered in the U.S. Senate calls for significant liability protection for employers as they resume business during the pandemic.
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.
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.
According to Brandon Hall’s 2018 Learning Strategy Study, more than half of the companies surveyed identified compliance training as a top priority, and they even ranked it as a higher priority over job-specific skills or leadership development.
As the learning and development (L&D) department continues to become one of the most innovative departments inside its organizations, it’s starting to gain more and more responsibilities.
Many organizations have wellness programs aimed at getting their employees healthy. But what about the air at work? Today we are going to take a detailed look at how indoor air quality is regulated.
Employers have through September 28 to submit comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to amend its controversial Obama-era e-recordkeeping rule.