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Industry Groups Applaud Exclusion of Construction from the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition issued the following statement about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's decision to apply an Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 only to the health care industry.  

OSHA Changes Guidance on Employer-mandated Vaccinations, Recording Procedures

ENR reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised previous guidance regarding employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as guidance regarding the recording of adverse reactions experienced by employees to vaccinations.

Crystal Windows Offers Free On-Site COVID Testing for Employees

Crystal Window & Door Systems’ New York City headquarters and production facility continued its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing weekly employee testing. The voluntary, no-cost testing will be available to all 370 Crystal New York employees during work hours on Tuesdays for the…

OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program on COVID-19 Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) on COVID-19 worker safety, which will focus on increasing OSHA inspections and enforcement efforts at high-contact worksites.

OSHA Issues Revised Employer Guidance on COVID-19 Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced revised guidance for employers pertaining to workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised guidance is a result of an executive order signed by President Biden that directed OSHA to issue stronger guidance on COVID-19…

CDC Releases Guidance on Vaccination Rollout

The Centers for Disease Control released guidance for federal state and local governments regarding the vaccine implementation against COVID-19. The guidance is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

Federal Reserve Reduces Minimum Loan Size for Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve Board adjusted the terms of the Main Street Lending Program. The minimum loan size for three Main Street facilities available to for-profit and nonprofit borrowers has been reduced from $250,000 to $100,000.

NAM Initiative Promotes COVID-19 Safety

The National Association of Manufacturers launched the Creators Respond Commitment to promote the use of face coverings, social distancing, handwashing and other health practices.

Marvin Halts Furloughs, Restores Employee Pay

The Marvin Companies ended factory-worker furloughs and restored salaries to pre-pandemic levels, effective Aug. 1, due to resilience in the U.S. housing market, reports Twin Cities Business.