Commission decision summaries
In Q2 2022, the Commissioners of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) released two remand orders and four final decisions further to a Petition for Discretionary Review.
State-specific OSHA guidelines: Kentucky
The KYSAFE mobile app is a resource created by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training.
OSHA proposes to revoke Arizona’s occupational safety and health plan
OSHA proposed revoking its approval of Arizona's occupational safety and health plan, saying the state has failed to adopt OSHA's emergency temporary standard for occupational exposure to COVID-19.
OSHA expects to approve Massachusetts’ occupational health and safety plan for government workers
OSHA published a proposed rulemaking on June 29, 2022, to approve a new occupational safety and health plan for Massachusetts state and municipal employers and workers.
MIOSHA conducts employer stand down to address trenching hazards
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recently joined with employers and workers for Trench Safety Stand Down Week.
US OSHA to pursue enhanced oversight and enforcement for trench work
On July 14, 2022, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced another in its enhanced enforcement initiatives to protect workers from known industry hazards.
Cal / OSHA’s revised COVID-19 emergency temporary standard takes effect this week
The latest iteration of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) will take effect on or about May 5, 2022, and expire on December 31, 2022.
The Biden Administration signals a sharp focus on healthcare enforcement
The US Department of Justice has announced a nationwide healthcare fraud takedown.
California considers law allowing employees to leave work when they feel unsafe
Currently pending before the California Senate is SB 1044, a bill that would allow employees to refuse to come to work, or to walk off the job, whenever they feel unsafe or whenever there is a declared state of emergency.