By James L. CurtisMark A. Lies, IIAdam R. Young, Matthew A. Sloan, and Craig B. Simonsen

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the President issued an Executive Order under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to protect the continued operation of the nation’s meat and poultry processors during
Continue Reading President Issues Executive Order To Protect Continued Operation of Nation’s Meat Processors; OSHA Adopts Enforcement Discretion

By James L. CurtisMark A. Lies, IIAdam R. Young, Matthew A. Sloan, and Craig B. Simonsen

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have jointly released coronavirus-related interim guidance for meatpacking and meat processing workers
Continue Reading CDC and OSHA Issue Meat and Poultry Processing Industry COVID-19 Interim Guidance

By James L. Curtis, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has just issued a new recommended exposure limit (REL) for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium compounds. The NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium, Publication Number 2013-128 (January 2013), sets a significantly lower recommended exposure limit,
Continue Reading NIOSH Lowers Advised Exposure Limit For Airborne Hexavalent Chromium – Industry May Not Be Able to Achieve!