Richmond, VA — Virginia became the first state to approve an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19, after the Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted July 15 to approve the new rules.
Washington — A group of 10 Republican members of the House is urging GOP leaders to develop legislation directing OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard on infectious diseases to “safeguard” workers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington — The director of NIOSH’s Office for Total Worker Health says employers should think about the physical and mental health needs of their employees returning to the job amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Atlanta — A new toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is designed to help workplace safety and health professionals and public health officials assess manufacturing facilities’ COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.
Richmond, VA — The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board on June 24 voted to approve the adoption of an emergency temporary standard on infectious disease prevention amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA intends to develop separate emergency temporary standards to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and then expand them into a permanent standard on infectious diseases, according to a tentative timeline released by the agency June 26.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted to recently furloughed commercial motor vehicle drivers a 90-day waiver from certain preemployment drug testing requirements, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.