2021-04-22 20:55:15| Mondaq.Com
The New York State Legislature is keeping busy with new employment legislation as the local and national economies continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-04-22 19:17:30| Mondaq.Com
The New York state legislature passed the Hero Act, which would require all employers in New York to implement certain safety standards and adopt a prevention plan to protect against further spread of COVID-19 and other airborne infectious diseases in the workplace.
2021-04-22 15:39:44| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Without extension of legally binding 2013 accord, life-saving changes still required in factories will not go aheadThe future of a landmark deal to improve safety at clothing factories in Bangladesh is in doubt, unions have said, ahead of the eighth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in which more than 1,100 garment workers died.More than 200 brands, including Primark, Marks & Spencer and H&M, signed up to the Bangladesh Accord on fire and building safety after the 2013 disaster at the factory building in the outskirts of Dhaka. That deal, agreed with international clothing workers unions UNI Global and IndustriALL, is due to expire next month. Continue reading...
2021-04-21 08:00:03| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Residents havent been updated by housing association Optivo and our properties are near worthlessI part-own my flat as part of the share-to-buy scheme. When I tried to access a fire safety form (EWS1) to increase my ownership share last October, the housing association, Optivo, told me the building had failed its fire safety inspection.The fire safety officer advised me that there was a problem with the material behind the concrete facade and that the external walls would all need rebuilding. He estimated this would take up to five years. Continue reading...
2021-04-20 11:30:17| Mondaq.Com
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California podcast series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss recent Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board decisions and enforcement trends.