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Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Where Are We Now?

October 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Last fall, we were furiously drafting mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies for a variety of employers, including healthcare facilities, employers with more than 100 employees, and federal contractors. With the back and forth of whether a court would block implementation of […]


Research

California Increases Enforcement of Indoor Heat Safety Regs

August 24, 2022

Via: SHRM

California’s outdoor heat illness prevention standard is well known by employers with employees who commonly work outside. While there is no official indoor heat illness standard, employers still need to consider heat hazards when evaluating workplace safety, especially in light […]


News

OSHA Fines Dollar General $1.3 Million Over Safety Issues

August 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Dollar General approximately $1.3 million over workplace safety issues at three stores in Georgia. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other media outlets. Several Violations OSHA found […]


Workplace wellness

California Board to Set COVID-19 Safety Provisions

August 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the long and arduous journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace. Since the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) initial emergency temporary standards […]


Research

Cal/OSHA Proposes Revisions to Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements

May 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

On May 17, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released a revised discussion draft of a proposed regulation for workplace violence prevention in the general industry standards. If adopted, the regulation would become Section 3343 under General […]


News

OSHA identifies risk factors in tornado-hit Amazon warehouse

April 29, 2022

Via: HRD America

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a hazard alert letter to Amazon for the Dec. 10, 2021 incident that left six workers dead. On that day, the workers were killed when a series […]


Research

OSHA Announces Program to Protect Workers from Heat Hazards

April 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

Employers should prepare for heat-related workplace inspections from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under a new program designed to protect indoor and outdoor workers from heat illness and injuries. “For years, the agency investigated complaints of heat stress […]


Research

Employer Liable for OSHA Citation

February 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

When a supervisor directed an employee to proceed with excavation operations despite knowing of unsafe working conditions, their employer was vicariously liable for a willful violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Guns at Work: Keeping Employees Safe in Troubling Times

February 11, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Every year, nearly two million American workers report being workplace violence victims, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, homicide is the fifth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States, accounting for eight percent of […]


Research

Why Many Employers Are Outsourcing COVID-19 Compliance

February 3, 2022

Via: SHRM

Although there are no federally mandated vaccine-or-testing regulations for employees in any industry other than health care, employers still need to comply with state and local rules aimed at protecting their workers from COVID-19. But rather than tracking vaccination status, […]


Research

OSHA’s Next Move: Agency at Work on Permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard

January 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is moving forward with plans to issue a permanent rule aimed at requiring employees of large employers to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing. OSHA announced on January 25 […]


Research

Astroworld Aftermath: Three Employer Takeaways

December 20, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In the aftermath of the Astroworld music festival gone wrong, event organizers are reconsidering the safety risks at large events. Live Nation and other organizers of the Houston festival are facing numerous lawsuits based on injuries and deaths caused by […]


Software

How to Safely Manage COVID-19 Vaccination Data

November 30, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Throughout the pandemic, there’s been an ongoing concern about the best way to manage the process of health screenings, contact tracing, and now vaccination verification. From a health and safety officer’s perspective, having documentation is critical for space and project […]


Research

New Tennessee Law Restricts Workplace Vaccine Requirements

November 29, 2021

Via: SHRM

In response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) emergency temporary standard (ETS) that seeks to require covered employers across the country to either mandate that employees get vaccinated or test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis, Tennessee Gov. […]


Workplace wellness

6th Circuit to Review OSHA’s Workplace Vaccine-or-Testing Rule

November 17, 2021

Via: SHRM

An appeals court recently halted the federal government’s rule requiring businesses with at least 100 employees to ensure workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus or wear masks and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. However, since similar challenges were filed in other […]


Research

Stakeholders Want Specific Guidelines from OSHA Heat Standard

November 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

When it comes to prevention of heat-related dangers in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has always had a simple mantra: water, rest and shade. But those guidelines are about to get more complicated as the Biden […]


Research

COVID Vaccines: When is Employee’s Vaccination Status HIPAA-protected?

November 11, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Whether an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination status is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been (or should be) on the minds of all HR personnel as of late. That’s especially true as we await the Occupational […]


Research

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Vaccine-or-Testing Policy

November 4, 2021

Via: SHRM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its highly anticipated emergency temporary standard, which will be published in The Federal Register on Nov. 5. The rule will require businesses with at least 100 employees companywide to ensure their […]


Research

With OSHA Enforcement Heating up, Taking Breaks Now Even Better Idea

November 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

On September 1, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum establishing a new enforcement initiative to prevent and protect employees from heat-related severe illnesses and deaths while working in hazardous hot indoor or outdoor environments. OSHA […]


Workplace wellness

Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate Expected Soon

October 25, 2021

Via: SHRM

The rule implementing President Joe Biden’s order for employers with at least 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing is likely to be released soon, prompting many employers to begin preparations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent […]