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NIEHS Webinar – The Paindemic: The Intersection Between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Deaths of Despair
2021 Chesapeake AIHA and ASSP Educational Seminar
2021 CHESAPEAKE AIHA AND ASSP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR:
CURRENT TOPICS IN SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON ZOOM
APRIL 15, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The American Society of Safety Professionals Chesapeake Chapter and
The American Industrial Hygiene Association Chesapeake Section together with
The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health
Clear HERE to register and view the agenda
OSHA Issues COVID-19 National Emphasis Program and Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan
In response to the January 21, 2021 Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, OSHA has issued a COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure that employees in high hazard industries or work tasks are protected from COVID-19 hazards. The program also prioritizes employers that retaliate against workers for complaints about unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or for exercising other rights protected by federal law. NEP inspections will enhance the agency’s previous coronavirus enforcement efforts.
In a related action, OSHA has also updated its Interim Enforcement Response Plan to prioritize the use of on-site workplace inspections where practical, or a combination of on-site and remote methods. OSHA will only use remote-only inspections if the agency determines that on-site inspections cannot be performed safely. On March 18, 2021, OSHA will rescind the May 26, 2020, memorandum on this topic and this new guidance will go into and remain in effect until further notice.
Please see the OSHA news release for more information.
Request for Nominations: OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA is requesting nominations for membership on its National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). Nominations for NACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted, or received) by May 10, 2021.
For more information, please see the Federal Register Notice.