EPA's PFAS Action Plan Receives Mixed Responses

EPA's PFAS Action Plan Receives Mixed Responses

The EPA’s recently announced PFAS Action Plan is receiving mixed responses. Some groups criticize the agency for what they see as an overly cautious and delayed response to an ecological and public health crisis, while others praise the agency for its approaching of focusing on further research before jumping to enforcement.

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OSHA Lightens Injury & Illness Reporting Requirements

OSHA Lightens Injury & Illness Reporting Requirements

OSHA issued a final rule on 25 January allowing employers of large facilities to avoid reporting injury & illness logs and incident reports. OSHA states the rule was made to protect workers’ privacy and save money, but critics maintain that the resulting lack of publicly available injury & illness data will hinder efforts to improve occupational health & safety.

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Tips for Employers on Reducing Chronic Mental Stress Claims

Tips for Employers on Reducing Chronic Mental Stress Claims

The new Chronic Mental Stress Policy from Ontario’s WSIB allows Ontario workers facing certain workplace hardships to file for chronic stress benefit claims. Lawyer Asha Rampersad and Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky provide tips for employers on how to address chronic mental stress in the workplace.

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UK Companies Overwhelmingly Favor Retaining EU Health & Safety Regulatory Regime Post-Brexit, EEF Survey Says

UK Companies Overwhelmingly Favor Retaining EU Health & Safety Regulatory Regime Post-Brexit, EEF Survey Says

The EEF manufacturers’ organisation survey revealed that 97% of UK companies prefer avoiding an immediate post-Brexit divergence of the UK’s H&S regulatory regime from the EU; however, a slim majority of companies favor a review of the necessity of all current H&S regulations.

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