OSHA has issued an Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), providing new guidance on how to investigate COVID-19-related hazards as the transmission of COVID-19 slows and workplaces continue to reopen.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new enforcement guidance regarding an employer’s obligation to record cases of COVID-19 on the OSHA injury and illness logs.
On May 18, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board released the Reopening Massachusetts Report, which provides details regarding the state’s four-phase return-to-work plan.
As the world slowly returns to some semblance of normalcy, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia recently announced varying plans as to when they will reopen and what reopening will look like.
The UK is now not only Brexiting, but splitting from within in how it deals with COVID-19 and exits from a draconian lockdown: Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland must continue to “Stay at Home,” while those in England must merely “Stay Alert."
As some Connecticut businesses prepare to reopen on May 20, how will state “reopening” rules affect the essential businesses that have been operating all along? This is an important question for essential businesses and state regulators alike.