As Risks Rise Business Continuity Plans Are Vital

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 29, 2021

The last five years have seen the rise of new and unforeseen risks, like the COVID-19 pandemic, the rapid increase of natural catastrophes and supply chain upheavals of unp...

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Employer Vaccine Guideline

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 28, 2021

Without a decisive legal pronouncement by the federal government permitting employers to institute a vaccine mandate, employers should continue exercising caution to av...

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Extended Producer Responsible for Plastic Packaging

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 28, 2021

Legislators in nine states spanning the U.S. continue to collaborate to push extended producer responsibility policies for plastic packaging. They believe joint actions...

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New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Standards

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 28, 2021

The Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board, a seven-member body appointed by the Governor, is the standards-setting agency within the Cal/OSHA program. Ove...

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New Cal/OSHA Rules: No Masks, Distancing for Vaccinated Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 23, 2021

Last week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board finally approved changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard that greatly loosen workplace restrictions that were implement...

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Cal/OSHA to Vote on Relaxed COVID-19 Standards with No Masks for Vaccinated Workers

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 17, 2021

After it canceled changes that were planned for its COVID-19 emergency standard last week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board has introduced new, more relaxed revisions that ...

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The Risks for Businesses As We Emerge from Pandemic

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 09, 2021

As the economy starts waking up from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and more companies rehire workers or bring them back to the workplace, printers and even creativ...

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Dear David: Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Posted by: David Katz | Jun 02, 2021

Question: Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination? Answer: You can ask employees for proof that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, but you...

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In-House Inspections Crucial to a Safe Workplace

Posted by: VMA Staff | Jun 02, 2021

When was the last time you or the person responsible for safety walked around your facility, warehouse, office or workplace and did an inspection? Your Injury and Illness P...

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Santa Clara County Health Order Mandating Employers Track Employee Vaccine Status

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 24, 2021

On May 18, 2021, Santa Clara County became among the first jurisdictions to issue an Order requiring employers to determine if employees are vaccinated. The Order requ...

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