San Francisco — Creating safer workplaces is a job that needs helping hands across the country – along with a commitment to protect worker safety and health as a core value, OSHA administrator Doug Parker told attendees of the Pacific Coast Safety Fest on March 14.
Washington — OSHA is reviewing comments on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at protecting workers from extreme heat exposure, administrator Doug Parker said during a Feb. 25 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s work group on heat injury and illness prevention.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of OSHA's emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 vaccination, testing and masking, with a 6-3 decision Jan. 13. In response, the agency withdrew its ETS on Jan. 26.
Washington — On the eve of National Caregivers Day, OSHA issued a press release urging health care employers to take immediate actions to help safeguard their workers after the industry experienced sharp increases in injuries and illness in 2020.