OSHA has launched a new nationwide program focusing enforcement efforts on protecting high-risk employees from contracting the coronavirus while also protecting them from retaliation for complaining about unsafe conditions.
President Biden on January 21 issued an executive order calling on OSHA and other federal agencies to strengthen workplace protections from COVID-19.
An emergency regulation from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requires most employers to comply with several new workplace safety requirements.
Amid record-breaking numbers of new coronavirus cases across the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidance on ventilation in the workplace.
Michigan has enacted a package of laws that provide COVID-19-related liability protection to employers and retaliation protection to employees who take required leave.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a new executive order mandating that all employers comply with health and safety standards, and imposing steep penalties for violations.
Employers should revise policies and procedures to account for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new definition of "close contact."
OSHA has published additional FAQs regarding requirements for employers to report employees' in-patient hospitalizations or fatalities resulting from work-related cases of COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided grocery stores, restaurants and other customer-facing businesses advice about how to prevent violence toward workers who may be enforcing policies and practices meant to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The practical effect of the CDC's recent guidance is that, in most circumstances, employees may not need to remain out from work as long as previously was the case after testing positive for COVID-19 or developing similar symptoms.
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