One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Today is the first anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) directing OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect American …One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

OSHA Penalties are going up:  OSHA’s maximum penalties are going up. Penalties for serious violations are rising from $13,653 to $14,502. Penalties …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

This week: Trench collapse, fires, shootings and stabbings, vehicle-related incidents, logging. Never short of different ways for workers to die on …Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

There is a lot of very good analysis out there about the very bad decision by the Supreme Court to block OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test standard. Here is a…Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time to Submit Comments on Heat

Don’t let the cold fool you. Comments on OSHA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on heat are due January 26. Keep the heat on OSHA and submit …Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time to Submit Comments on Heat

Book Review “Code White” — The Hidden Epidemic Plaguing Health Care Workers

Just two weeks ago, Illinois Department of Family and Child Services social worker Deirdre Silas was brutally stabbed to death while conducting a …Book Review “Code White” — The Hidden Epidemic Plaguing Health Care Workers

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

The Supreme Court, in a predictable 6-3 decision, blocked OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that required employees in businesses with 100 or…Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

Preventing Deaths in the Season of the Trench

Sometimes it’s hard to remember with all the bad news around OSHA’s ability to protect workers from COVID-19, that there are still lots of workers …Preventing Deaths in the Season of the Trench

How Argonne and local scientists played a role in developing the Covid pill

From the onset of the pandemic, scientists got to work. Some developed a vaccine to prevent illness, others began fashioning a drug formulation to …How Argonne and local scientists played a role in developing the Covid pill

Santa’s Workshop Keeps Spirits Bright with Total Worker Health® Strategies

by L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH, and Emily Kirby, BPH Before the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, everyone in the North Pole is busy preparing for the big night. Elves build toys at an escalating pace to help Santa stock up for the holiday. Santa’s Workshop may be magical but, like many … Continue reading Santa’s Workshop Keeps Spirits Bright with Total Worker Health® Strategies

FAQs About OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings Emergency Temporary Standard

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force In a Friday night surprise (December 17th), the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the …FAQs About OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Face Coverings Emergency Temporary Standard

It’s Alive! OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard Lives to See Another Day

Cheer up. It’s not all bad news out there. OSHA, and the workers it helps to protect, won the lottery– for now: The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals …It’s Alive! OSHA’s COVID-19 Standard Lives to See Another Day