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CDC & OSHA End Mask Mandates for Vaccinated Employees

CDC & OSHA End Mask Mandates for Vaccinated Employees

On May 13, the CDC issued updated guidance providing that those who are fully vaccinated can resume activities -- including going to work (in non-health care settings) -- without wearing a mask or social distancing. On May 17, OSHA adopted the updated CDC guidance as...

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Topics to Cover in COVID-19 Training for Workers

Topics to Cover in COVID-19 Training for Workers

OSHA has provided considerations for employers to take into account when conducting COVID-19 training. This training can vary depending on a worker's job tasks, exposure risks, and the type of protocols in place to protect workers. These considerations include the...

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OSHA’s New National Emphasis Program for COVID-19

OSHA’s New National Emphasis Program for COVID-19

In response to an executive order signed by President Biden in January, OSHA recently launched a new national emphasis program focusing enforcement efforts on industries and employers most impacted by COVID-19. The national emphasis program puts primary emphasis on...

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OSHA’s Latest COVID-19 Guidance

OSHA’s Latest COVID-19 Guidance

In response to an executive order signed by President Biden, OSHA recently issued updated COVID-19 guidance recommending that all employers adopt a formal COVID-19 prevention plan, incorporating the following activities and elements: Conducting a hazard assessment...

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When Will OSHA Treat Independent Contractors as Employees?

When Will OSHA Treat Independent Contractors as Employees?

As OSHA attorneys, we often hear from our clients that OSHA cited them for the acts of their subcontractors or independent contractors. Generally, an employer is not liable for the acts of its subcontractors or independent contractors, but there are exceptions. One...

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OSHA’s New Leadership Under the Biden Administration

OSHA’s New Leadership Under the Biden Administration

Under the Biden administration, there will be sweeping changes to OSHA, including to the people that run OSHA and the direction that they take the Administration. With former Boston Mayor and union leader Marty Walsh tapped to lead the Department of Labor, it is clear...

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