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OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued guidance to assist employers reopening business offices and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

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Court Sides with OSHA, NAHB and Others on Emergency Infectious Disease Standard

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 12, 2020 0 Comments
Court Sides with OSHA, NAHB and Others on Emergency Infectious Disease Standard

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday rejected a petition by labor unions led by the AFL-CIO to compel OSHA to issue an “emergency temporary standard” to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

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OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

OSHA this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The new requirements go into effect Tuesday, May 26.

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OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 11, 2020 3 Comments
OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is considering a new standard on tree care operations that could add additional requirements to workers when dealing with trees, including those on construction sites.

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OSHA Requests Additional Comment on Silica Rule to Ease Burden of Compliance

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 22, 2019 0 Comments
OSHA Requests Additional Comment on Silica Rule to Ease Burden of Compliance

OSHA is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1.

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Support a Safe Job Site with OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 12, 2019 0 Comments
Support a Safe Job Site with OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

NAHB is an official supporting partner of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2019, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs at work that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

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OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 17, 2019 7 Comments
OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

OSHA has allowed the use of drones at jobsites for limited purposes. But the potential for OSHA to use drones in enforcement activities has raised concerns from home builders and other contractors.

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EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 20, 2019 0 Comments
EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 28, 2019 4 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued a final rule eliminating a requirement that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit information from certain OSHA forms.

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Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on December 5, 2018 1 Comment
Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy. 

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