By Adam R. YoungDaniel R. Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Hazard Communications (“HazCom”) Standard was the most frequently cited general industry standard in the past fiscal year.  OSHA recently announced a final rule that will update the current HazCom Standard to require new information on Safety Data Sheets

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By Benjamin D. Briggs and Adam R. Young

Mosquito sucking blood from people.Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA Interim Guidance recommends that all employers develop and implement policies to deal with Zika virus.

What is Zika?

The Zika virus disease (Zika) primarily is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes.  The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).  While some
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By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000060649768MediumFederal OSHA has recently revised and re-published its “General Industry Digest” (Digest). OSHA 2201-08R 2015.

The Digest gives an overview of OSHA’s general industry standards to aid employers, supervisors, workers, and safety and health professionals in achieving compliance.

The Digest provides summaries of the “standards
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By Ilana R. Morady and Elizabeth Leifel Ash

OSHA has issued a more than 800-page Final Rule revising the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 C.F.R. 1910.1200.  The primary purpose of the revised rule is to improve employees’ understanding of health and physical hazards associated with chemical substances and to align requirements for communicating those standards with the United Nations’ Globally

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By Meagan Newman

Salon owners may not be thinking about OSHA Hazard Communication training for their employees–and this would be a mistake. In recent months OSHA has issued a number of citations to beauty salons and manufacturers of hair straightening products containing formaldehyde alleging violations of the hazard communication standard. In a December 8, 2011 press release urging employers to
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