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Social Services

Department of Labor Announces Enforcement Guidance Changes Making Penalties More Effective

January 27, 2023

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new enforcement guidance to make its penalties more effective in stopping employers from repeatedly exposing workers to life-threatening hazards or failing to comply with certain […]


Social Services

OSHA fines Eversource $333,560 over alleged workplace violations in accident that killed a Boston worker

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $333,560 against Eversource Energy for five workplace safety violations related to an arc flash and blast last summer that killed a 31-year-old worker. Eversource employees were doing maintenance work […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

U.S. Department of Labor Increases OSHA Civil Penalties

January 18, 2022

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2022. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of […]


Social Services

US Department of Labor Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking to Protect Indoor and Outdoor Workers from Heat Hazards

December 3, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Comments on the ANPRM […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What OSHA’s Federal Heat Standard Means to Waste and Recycling

October 1, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Biden administration has increasingly placed policy and climate change at a point of convergence, emphasizing clean energy and advancement on the environmental justice front. As warmer days become commonplace, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]


Health & Insurance, Public Utilities, Social Services, Waste Management

Acting OSHA Administrator Jim Frederick Addresses Waste Industry

February 26, 2021

Via: Waste360

Frontline workers and companies have had to endure a series of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to be at the forefront of industry safety efforts. Waste leaders discussed the lessons they learned while working to keep workers safe […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

New COVID-19 Guidance, the Biden Administration and 2021 Workplace Safety Efforts

February 5, 2021

Via: Waste360

As employers continue to navigate increased workplace safety measures following the rapid spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Labor has released additional guidance to aid in 2021 efforts. OSHA’s recommendations, which were published on Friday, Jan. 29, aim to […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

What to Expect from OSHA as the Biden Administration Gears Up for 2021

February 2, 2021

Via: Waste360

This past week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released updated guidance on safety in the workplace related to COVID-19. This comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s executive order on workplace safety. The Biden administration has hit […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

January 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

OSHA Issues Guidance Alerting Employers to Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections

November 10, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued, […]