Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, in collaboration with OSHA, will allow select pork-processing facilities – on a trial basis – to operate at increased line speeds for up to one year while gathering data that “measures the impact of line speed on workers.”
Washington — The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for one hour on Jan. 7 on OSHA’s emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking, according to an order issued Dec. 22.
Washington — The Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Fall 2021, released Dec. 10, includes a proposed rule that – should OSHA decide to move forward on it – would revoke Arizona’s State Plan status.
Itasca, IL — Programmed inspections related to preventing heat-related illnesses are likely coming this summer, an OSHA official announced during a Dec. 9 National Safety Council webinar on the agency’s current activities.
Chicago — Contending that COVID-19 vaccines are critical to protect workers and ease the pandemic’s strain on the U.S. health care system, the American Medical Association is offering its support for OSHA’s emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking.
Washington — Public Citizen has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of three former OSHA administrators, offering support for the agency’s emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking.