Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

From the start of the Coronavirus pandemic through December 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations from 300 inspections for Coronavirus-related violations, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381. These inspections were
Continue Reading Frequently Cited OSHA COVID-19 Violations and What Employers Can Do Differently

South Carolina businesses have either continued to operate or are reopening in a confusing and uncertain environment with COVID-19 remaining a real threat for the foreseeable future based on the infection data provided by DHEC and CDC. In order to
Continue Reading COVID-19: Recommendations for Return to Work and Continued Business Operations

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team will host “Creating a Successful Return to Work Strategy” on May 13, from 12-1 PM via webinar.

Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan will discuss:

  • Complying with current safety guidelines (OSHA, CDC)
    • PPE requirements
    • Employee


Continue Reading Webinar: Creating a Successful Return to Work Strategy

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Enforcement Guidance outlining Employer’s reporting responsibilities related to COVID-19. Employers are required to log COVID-19 exposures and outbreaks on OSHA Form 300 if:

  • The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19, as


Continue Reading What Employers Need to Know about OSHA’s Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Guidance for COVID-19 Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued numerous directives in March and April 2020 related to COVID-19. These include Interim Guidances about protections that should be used for employees that have a higher risk level of occupational exposure by
Continue Reading What Employers Should Do to Prepare their Workplaces per OSHA’s COVID-19 Compliance

HSB’s Employment Law team continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on South Carolina employers. Please join us for a webinar on April 22nd, from 12-1 PM, where Chris Gantt-SorensonPerry MacLennan and Demetrius Pyburn will provide
Continue Reading Webinar Announcement: COVID-19 and FFCRA Check-in for Employers

Businesses operating on-site during the COVID-19 pandemic must take extra precautions to ensure they are not subjecting their employees and others on-site to an outbreak that can be avoided by reasonable protections.  Business must, therefore, ensure their employees are either
Continue Reading Essential Services Guide to Keeping Workplaces and Employees Safe During COVID-19

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced March 11, 2020, that the WHO has officially declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a pandemic. Employers should follow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) pandemic guidance, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace
Continue Reading COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know About Permissible Medical Inquiries and OSHA Requirements