Among the articles in the January 2021 issue of ISHN Magazine, we continue a series on whistleblowers, offer support for lone workers and provide an exclusive analysis of OSHA under the Biden Administration with commentary from a variety of experts.
In 2020, safety responsibilities ballooned to include precautions for a global pandemic — and this trend doesn’t show any signs of stopping. When responsibilities grow but your time and resources don’t, it can be hard to keep up with all the problems you need to solve.
As cases of COVID-19 have soared throughout the U.S., the mental and physical cost has been damaging for employees in high-hazard industries such as manufacturing, warehousing/logistics, food processing and healthcare.
Workplace hazards today are broad and complex. Where specificity of law is absent or ambiguous, such as workplace safety for Covid-19, OSHA’s “General Duty” clause, section (5)(a)(1) of the OSH Act, becomes an enforcement incentive.