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OSHA Initiates Enforcement Program on Form 300A Submissions

April 7, 2022

On April 5, OSHA announced it was initiating an enforcement program to identify “employers who failed to submit Form 300A data through the agency’s Injury Tracking Application.” The program will match newly opened inspections against a list of potential entities that did not submit their required Form 300A data and report any matches to the…

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OSHA Issues New Proposal on Improving Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

March 30, 2022

On March 28, OSHA issued a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The rule would require entities with 100 or more employees in specified industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A on an annual basis to OSHA. The agency plans to post…

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CWS Submits Comments on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention ANPRM

February 8, 2022

On February 4, CWS submitted comments to OSHA on the agency’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Indoor and Outdoor Settings. CWS expressed its support for OSHA’s current approach to addressing heat-related illnesses, including the agency’s Water, Rest, Shade guidance, that is designed to be flexibly applied to meet…

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OSHA Officially Withdraws ETS

January 26, 2022

On January 25, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially withdrew its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard following the Supreme Court issuing its stay of the rule. The ETS therefore will not go into effect.

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OSHA ETS Stayed by Supreme Court

January 14, 2022

On January 13, the Supreme Court stayed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, halting implementation of the rule nationwide. The  6-3 decision temporarily stays the rule pending the outcome of a decision on the merits by the Sixth Circuit and any subsequent petition for review of that…

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Congressional Republicans Introduce Challenge to OSHA ETS

November 19, 2021

On November 17, Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA) introduced SJRes 29 and HJRes 65, Congressional Review Act (CRA) challenges to OSHA’s vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). All 50 Republican Senators and over 190 Republican Representatives have cosponsored their respective joint resolutions. The CRA allows Congress to challenge rules issued…

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CWS Requests Extension to Heat Illness Comment Period

November 9, 2021

On November 9, the Coalition for Workplace Safety requested an additional 60 days for the comment period on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s heat injury and illness prevention advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). The coalition asked OSHA to double the current comment period, which is only 60 days, to a full 120 days.…

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CWS Requests Extension to OSHA ETS Comment Period

November 8, 2021

On November 8, the Coalition for Workplace Safety submitted a request to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asking the agency to extend the comment period on its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard for an additional 60 days. The current comment period, which only provided 30 days for the public to provide input,…

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

November 5, 2021

On November 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard. The ETS applies to private sector employers with 100 or more employees throughout their company. The ETS requires employers to: develop, implement, and enforce mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies or vaccination-or-testing policies; determine and keep a roster of…

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OSHA Announces Enforcement, Rulemaking on Heat-Related Hazards

September 20, 2021

On September 20, OSHA announced its new enforcement initiative to combat the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure both indoors and outdoors. OSHA is also developing a National Emphasis Program on heat inspections targeting high-risk industries and launching a rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on heat injury and…

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