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OCT
2020

OSHA Affirms N95 Mask Protection Against COVID-19

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to correct misconceptions about the efficacy of N95 masks. The FAQ explains how N95 masks protect users from exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. OSHA reports that N95 respirator filters remove at least 95 percent of very […]

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12

OCT
2020

OSHA Cites 62 Employers for Violating COVID-19 Safety Standards

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports it has cited 62 covered employers for violating COVID-19-related safety standards, with potential penalties totaling $913,133. Nearly all of the cited employers are health care organizations. Violations include failure to: Implement a written respiratory protection program Provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, training on the proper […]

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APR
2020

COVID-19: Employers Avoid OSHA Fines With Good-Faith Efforts

In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is allowing discretion in the enforcement of certain regulations. In a memo issued April 16, 2020, by the Acting Director of Enforcement Programs, OSHA inspectors are instructed to assess an employer’s good-faith efforts to comply with standards that require annual […]

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