Updated Resources and Guidelines from USDOL and OSHA

The following are recently posted or updated guidance and resources from the US Department of Labor and OSHA:  New FMLA Forms and RFI The Department streamlined optional-use forms that workers and employers can use to request and coordinate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (click here).  They also published a Request for Information […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from OSHA and USDOL

The following are some US Department of Labor and OSHA guidance and resources, both COVID-19 related and not, recently released or updated: USDOL release reaffirming commitment to upholding the USMCA labor provisions. Click here. UDOL release on 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October. This year’s theme will be “Increasing Access and […]

Roundup of US Department of Labor and OSHA Guidance and Resources

The following are some US Department of Labor and OSHA guidance and resources, both COVID-19 related and not, recently released or updated: A proposed rule would update the Department’s investment duties regulation to provide clear regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Click here. The […]

OSHA Posts FAQ for Face Coverings and Respirators

OSHA has posted an FAQ page addressing cloth face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators.  Questions addressed are: What are the key differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators? Are employers required to provide cloth face coverings to workers? Should workers wear a cloth face covering while at work, in accordance with the Centers […]

Roundup of USDOL and OSHA Resources and Guidance

Federal Contractor Guidance The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has tools and guides to help federal contractors.  Click here. Paid Leave Compliance Assistance The Wage and Hour Division has guidance for employers on new paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Click here. Strengthen Your Workforce with Veterans The Veterans’ Employment […]

OSHA Reverses COVID-19 Recordability Requirements

OSHA has announced that employers will have to record positive COVID-19 cases for OSHA recordkeeping purposes if it is determined that the employee contracted it during normal work activities. This is a reversal from previous guidelines. OSHA’s new policy goes into effect May 26, and you can read more clicking here.

New Guidance and Resources Page for Manufacturers from CDC and OSHA

The CDC and OSHA have jointly posted comprehensive manufacturing-specific guidance that details the steps companies need to take to protect their workforce, and you can access the new guidance and related information clicking here. Remember that national and other third-party guidance and resources should be considered complimentary to official Vermont mandates and requirements.

Updated Guidance and Resources from OSHA

The following are recently updated guidance and resources from OSHA: Demonstrating the Proper Use of Respirators OSHA issued a new video and poster on proper workplace use of respirators.  Click here. Small Business Resources The Department has resources to help small business owners understand their obligations under the law. Click here. Other Updates Video: OSHA […]

ALERT | VOSHA, Department of Health Release Required Training for Vermonters to Return to Work; Employers Urged to Review and Provide Feedback

Following up on the VOSHA-provided training requirements included in Governor Scott’s updated directives Friday for initial reopening criteria for manufacturers and other businesses, VOSHA has developed training and other materials on appropriate safety measures necessary to return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  These training and other materials were developed in conjunction with the Vermont […]