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Eye and face protection rule updated

The final rule revising the eye and face protection standards became effective on April 25. It revises the requirements for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction by updating the references to national consensus standards approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

According to a notice "This new rule will allow employers to continue to follow the existing ANSI standards referenced or allow employers to follow the latest version of the same ANSI/ISEA standard... Employers are not required to update or replace protection devices solely as a result of this rule and may continue to follow their current and usual practices for their eye and face protection. Therefore, this rule has no compliance or economic burdens associated with it."

Guidance on Zika virus

Newly released interim guidance from OSHA and NIOSH urges employers to train employees on the risks of exposure to the Zika virus and outlines protective measure.

Injury suffered while drunk on job is likely recordable

A new letter of interpretation states an on-the-job injury suffered by a drunk employee is likely a recordable case.

Final rule issued for handling retaliation complaints under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

A final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act explains the burdens of proof, remedies and statute of limitations similar to other whistleblower protection statutes that OSHA administers.

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