January Safety and Compliance News

January has been one for the books when it comes to safety and compliance news. From a large increase in OSHA inspectors to Vaccine Mandates, the compliance industry is currently exploding with news. The entirety would take up hours to sum up. Instead, The Compliance Edge is trying to hit on some of the largest key points. With any questions, reach out to our team. We’re happy to help!

Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard issued on Nov. 5, 2021, to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or more employees from workplace exposure to coronavirus. The withdrawal is effective January 26, 2022.

The Federal level is striking down the vaccine mandate. However, that does not stand true at the state level. What impact will businesses face?

Source: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets2

OSHA 300 Forms Deadline

For companies that meet the criteria for submitting OSHA 300 logs directly to OSHA, the form must be complete and submitted by March 2nd.

OSHA 300 logs entail OSHA 300, OSHA 300A, and OSHA 301. Submission requirements include companies that meet Criteria A.) Establishments with more than 250 employees at any period of time within the prior year or Criteria B.) Companies with 25 -250 employees at any given time in the prior year, whose principal industry is listed as one of the specified NAICS codes. If you’re not sure if you need to submit logs or if you need help submitting them, reach out to our team at The Compliance Edge.

Source: https://www.safetybydesigninc.com/reminder-osha-300-reporting-requirements-for-2022-deadlines-exemptions/

How are you Handling the Pressure?

The Biden administration is getting a lot of pressure from unmet OSHA complaints. As a result, driving up the OSHA budget $254.6 million and adding nearly 1,500 inspectors. How are you preparing?

With an influx of OSHA presence, businesses are at risk from unexpected visits that can result in costly audits and fines. However, with a safety and compliance partner, concerns remain at bay. From online, onsite, VILT, and VR training options to onsite safety consulting, businesses can prepare for all things safety and compliance.

Source: https://www.newswire.com/news/the-compliance-edge-provides-interactive-training-options-in-21597141

Prepare with Mock OSHA Inspections

Instead of a panic-inducing surprise visit from inspectors, companies gain peace of mind.

Mock OSHA inspections are saving companies in 2022. With an increase in budget for OSHA, 1000+ compliance safety and health officers are being added to the field. If an inspector was to walk through the doors tomorrow, would you be prepared? Here’s how to get and stay ahead of the curve.

Source: https://medium.com/@mackenzie_2660/how-mock-osha-inspections-are-saving-companies-in-2022-c6a46aa2a514