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  • OSHA’S COVID-19 National Emphasis Program and Enforcement

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com

    On March 12, 2021, OSHA announced the COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP) providing employers with notice of expected enforcement trends under the new Biden administration.  Below are key points for consideration.

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  • Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

    The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA for Fiscal Year 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020). This list is updated and released annually.

    Fall Protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
    Hazard Communication Standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
    Respiratory Protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
    Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
    Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.

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  • COVID-19 Long Haulers and the ADA

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com

    Individuals who contract the COVID-19 virus sometimes develop symptoms that last for months.  Such individuals have been called “COVID-19 long haulers”.

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  • 6 Common Misconceptions About OSHA Law

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com

    There are misunderstandings about OSHA law, OSHA citations, the burden of proof, and other issues which often result in wasted time and resources.  This article will highlight common misperceptions and discuss the correct understanding of these issues.
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  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Decision Addresses Affirmative Defense and More in Chemical Exposure Accident

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com

    The Process Safety Management (PSM), Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards were implicated in a recent decision issued on December 31, 2020 by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) in Secretary of Labor v Mansfield Industrial, Inc.

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