OSHA seeks input on its Whistleblower Protection Program
Federal OSHA has announced an October 13, 2021 virtual meeting to obtain public comments on certain issues raised by its Whistleblower Protection Program.
National employer vaccine mandate – closer to reality?
In September, President Joe Biden announced a mandate that businesses with more than 100 employees either require COVID vaccines or administer weekly tests.
Department of Labor announces new efforts to protect workers from heat hazards
In order to address the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure in both the indoor and outdoor environments, the US Department of Labor has announced “enhanced and expanded” measures to address heat-related illnesses
Update on final review commission decisions
In Q3 2021, to date, the Commissioners of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission have released two final decisions further to a Petition for Discretionary Review.
OSHA threatens three states over COVID issues
On October 19, federal OSHA announced that Arizona, Utah and South Carolina could lose their state-based authority to oversee workplace safety due to their failure to adopt by July 2, 2021 certain COVID-19 rules relating to healthcare facilities.
US Department of Justice announces national healthcare fraud takedown
The DOJ announced another historic “takedown” of medical professionals and other individuals allegedly engaged in healthcare fraud.
US Federal OSHA updates COVID workplace guidance
On August 13, OSHA issued updated guidance to help employers protect workers from COVID-19.
US OSHA promotes training grants for safer workplaces
The acting assistant secretary for OSHA James Frederick issued an editorial promoting two sources of grant monies available to employers, unions and other organizations.