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Posts from January 2021.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new Instruction implementing a new Site-Specific Targeting inspection plan for non-construction worksites. What do employers need to know about this new guidance issued on December 14?

The Department of Labor has just published its increases to the maximum civil penalties that can be assessed against employers by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The increases are based on annual cost-of-living adjustments and, for 2021, are relatively modest. 

One of President-elect Biden’s first actions when he assumes office may be creating an emergency standard for COVID-19 through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As Fisher Phillips noted in November when analyzing the workplace safety actions his administration was likely to take, Biden would be most likely to work with unions and worker advocacy groups to create this standard.

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