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Compliance Updates

New OSHA Guidance on COVID-19 At Work

OSHA issued new guidance (on January 29, 2021) for protecting workers from being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 at work. In this guidance, OSHA reinforces the importance of face coverings and physical distancing, and places a strong emphasis on developing a...

Uptick in OSHA COVID Enforcement Expected in 2021

Several state OSHA plans, including California, have issued emergency standards on COVID-19 infection prevention. Based on these actions and the arrival of a new administration, we anticipate OSHA will be ready to up their COVID enforcement game in 2021. To date, OSHA...

Annual OSHA Required Training

Have you ever wondered which types of trainings are required annually by OSHA? It's a question we often get from customers. Watch this video to learn from Safex's Irene Wang.Open Enrollment Training Online Training Private Training

Federal EPA Back to Regular Enforcement

The USEPA released an Addendum of Termination to their temporary enforcement policy that will go into effect on August 31, 2020. This means that the EPA will not base any exercise of enforcement discretion on the temporary policy for any noncompliance that occurs...

Federal EPA Relaxes Environmental Enforcement

The USEPA announced an Enforcement Discretion Policy for the COVID-19 Pandemic. What does this mean for your business? Well, for starters, it means the USEPA will still enforce intentional criminal violations of law. However, this policy might help ease your burden...

OSHA Updating Silica National Emphasis Program

You’ve been hearing about respirable crystalline silica from OSHA and Safex for several years now. If you’re not already aware, exposure to silica dust, which often occurs when cutting, sawing or grinding rocks, concrete, mortar, etc., causes severe lung disease,...

Tech Bulletin: Lead is Lurking Where?

When you hear the term, lead poisoning, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe an old building with lead-based paint? Or contaminated water pipes? Although these are rather common causes of lead poisoning today, there’s another source of lead poisoning you...

Tech Bulletin: Ready, Set, Post

You may still have New Year’s champagne leftover or if you’re like us, you keep typing 2018 instead of 2019. None-the-less, it’s time to start thinking about an important 2019 OSHA recordkeeping deadline.Ready? Employers with 250+ employees and employers...

OSHA Recordkeeping Update

The world of record keepers is abuzz with the latest news from OSHA. The Department of Labor is billing the proposed record keeping amendment as one that will better protect personally identifiable information. Employers with 250 or more employees will no longer be...

OSHA Extends Recordkeeping Deadline

Recordkeeping Deadline - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017 Recordkeeping Deadline - To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic...