Category: COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is at top of mind for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals nationwide.

California and COVID-19

Cal/OSHA Has Cited More Companies for COVID-19 Violations

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited additional employers for failing to protect employees from COVID-19 exposures, including a Los Angeles garment manufacturing company facing $102,550 in proposed penalties. California is one of a handful of states that established an emergency temporary standard (ETS) last year for workplace COVID-19 exposures.

Oregon and COVID-19, Oregon OSHA, mask

Oregon OSHA Inspectors Blocked, Threatened During COVID-19 Investigation

Several people, including one carrying a firearm, recently blocked the entrance of a Florence, Oregon, restaurant and threatened Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) compliance officers investigating violations of the state’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), according to the agency.

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MIOSHA COVID-19 Enforcement Continues in Michigan

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced it had cited several more employers for failing to protect employees from COVID-19. Michigan was one of a handful of states that established emergency temporary standards (ETSs) last fall for workplace COVID-19 exposures.

COVID-19 coronavirus

Experts Urge More Action, Emergency OSHA Standard on COVID-19

Thirteen medical and scientific experts urged the Biden administration to take immediate actions to address SARS-CoV-2 inhalation hazards, including issuing an emergency Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard. The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19, which was declared a pandemic in March 2020. Signers of the letter to the White House, Centers for Disease Control and […]

COVID-19 face mask, face coverings

Nonregulatory Face Mask Standard Approved by ASTM

On February 17, ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) announced approval of a nonregulatory standard for barrier face coverings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The standard establishes minimum care, design, labeling, and performance requirements for reusable barrier face coverings.