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Frequently Cited OSHA COVID-19 Violations and What Employers Can Do Differently

February 02, 2021

From the start of the Coronavirus pandemic through December 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations from 300 inspections for Coronavirus-related violations, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381.

COVID-19: Recommendations for Return to Work and Continued Business Operations

May 15, 2020

South Carolina businesses have either continued to operate or are reopening in a confusing and uncertain environment with COVID-19 remaining a real threat for the foreseeable future based on the infection data provided by DHEC and CDC.

What Employers Need to Know about OSHA’s Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Guidance for COVID-19 Inspections

April 27, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Enforcement Guidance outlining Employer’s reporting responsibilities related to COVID-19.
 

What Employers Should Do to Prepare their Workplaces per OSHA’s COVID-19 Compliance

April 24, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued numerous directives in March and April 2020 related to COVID-19.
 

Essential Services Guide to Keeping Workplaces and Employees Safe During COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Businesses operating on-site during the COVID-19 pandemic must take extra precautions to ensure they are not subjecting their employees and others on-site to an outbreak that can be avoided by reasonable protections.

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

OSHA Provides Update on Electronic Recordkeeping

May 22, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) just announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. 

Is Post-Accident Drug Testing Still Legal?

February 14, 2017

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a final rule that (1) made explicit the requirement that employers have a reasonable procedure for their employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses, and (2) made clear that employers cannot retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries. 

OSHA Releases New Recording Keeping Rules

May 31, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently published several amendments to its recordkeeping regulation that will require manufacturers with twenty (20) or more employees to submit workplace injury data electronically to the agency each year.