ESG increasingly a top priority for consumer-facing businesses
In recent times, Environment, Social, and Governance issues (ESG) have become a significant priority for consumer-facing businesses.
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Michigan’s OSHA entity has issued a series of rules governing the implementation of workplace safeguards for all businesses, and specific requirements for industries involved in manufacturing, construction, retail, health care, sports and fitness facilities, and restaurants and bars.
The rules first compel employers to rate their employees’ jobs in terms of lower, medium, high or very high exposure risk. This is followed by creation of the COVID Preparedness & Response Plan addressing engineering and administrative controls, personal hygiene and protective equipment, health surveillance and training, as well as specific procedures for implementing same. Industry-specific requirements are provided via a series of links.
The Michigan rules remain in effect until mid-March 2021.
The US has determined to impose a price cap on crude oil of Russian Federation origin of US$60 per barrel, effective December 5, 2022.
The Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a 12-page Bulletin highlighting the obligations of HIPAA covered entities and business associates that use online tracking technologies on websites or mobile applications.
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