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COVID-19: OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

Posted by Katy Lyden on August 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM

When COVID-19 made its appearance last year, no other organization was looked to for guidance and direction more than the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). During the pandemic, OSHA still managed to conduct 21,674 workplace inspections[1] which resulted in levying $4,034,288[2] in penalties against companies just for COVID-related violations.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Incident Management, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Back To Work Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 16, 2021 at 2:41 PM

The coronavirus pandemic left many workers and employers with no choice but to adapt to the new normal. As a result, many companies had no choice but to transition to socially distanced and remote working. In some unfortunate cases, companies even had to furlough workers.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Key Takeaways from OSHA's 3990 Publication

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Even as we start to get a better handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that our lives, including the modern workplace, will never be the same. We may never be able to totally rid ourselves of the virus, and so we must remain vigilant against the potential spread of the disease. Fortunately, OSHA publication 3990 has outlined what employers need to do to keep employees protected from COVID-19. While company leaders should read through the entire document, here are the key takeaways from OSHA publication 3990.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Coronavirus

How Often Should You Schedule Deep Cleans?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 26, 2021 at 2:51 PM

A common theme in our society that has risen since the prominence of COVID-19 is the increased emphasis on mitigating risk and increasing safety, both at home and the workplace. A strong workplace culture that puts priority on safety is critical for the success of any business in any market no matter what. With vaccines being distributed at a rapid rate in the United States, many businesses in several states are bringing employees back to the office for business as usual.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Human Resources, Coronavirus

Best Sources of COVID-19 Work Safety Information

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 29, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Since COVID-19 took over in 2020, workplace health has been turned upside down. Guidelines we once took for granted no longer apply. Safety rules that once made perfect sense are no longer feasible with COVID restrictions.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Coronavirus

7 Must-Haves If You’re New to Working From Home

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Working from home can sound like a dream. Once you're in the thick of it, however, you may begin to realize that along with the benefits, working from home (WFH) comes with its fair share of challenges. These seven WFH essentials can help you stay productive.

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Topics: Home Safety, Coronavirus

Your Essential Work Safety Checklist for COVID-19 Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 8, 2020 at 1:03 PM

The coronavirus pandemic arrived like a thunderclap: sudden, loud, and rattling. And since it crashed into our lives last March, it’s taken over every individual aspect of our lives.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, PPE, Coronavirus

Being Compliant During COVID-19

Posted by Katy Lyden on December 2, 2020 at 6:07 PM

While companies have been very busy trying to keep up with all of the changes and new COVID-19 related legislation such as the expansion of FML regulations to include the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or FFCRA, OSHA has been busy investigating the huge influx of COVID related whistleblower complaints.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Training Management, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Health and Safety for Employers During COVID-19

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 23, 2020 at 11:49 AM

As an employer, you always have a health and safety obligation to your employees. But in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic, that obligation has become more important than ever before.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Leadership During COVID-19

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 12, 2020 at 8:26 PM

In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, health and safety leadership is more important than ever. It’s no longer just about building a strong safety culture or modeling good behavior.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources, Coronavirus

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