President Biden Issues Executive Order on Workplace Safety and COVID-19

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) On January 21, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety” to ensure the health and safety of workers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has caused the death of more than 440,000 people in America since the start of 2020. “The Federal …

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Continuous Screening Will Become More Widely Adopted But Employers Must Consider Certain Factors Before Implementation

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) A new and evolving practice called “Continuous Screening” where periodic background checks are conducted on employees and independent contractors will become more widely adopted but employers should consider certain factors before implementing the practice, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 compiled by leading global …

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Fatal Work Injuries in United States Reached 12-Year High in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there were 5,333 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2019 using data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), a 2 percent increase from the 5,250 in 2018 and the largest annual …

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OSHA Proposes Penalties Totaling $1.6 Million for Coronavirus Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 23, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had cited 112 establishments for violations relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that resulted in proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544 since the start of the pandemic through October 15, 2020, according to a news release from …

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OSHA Publishes FAQs to Help Protect Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 2, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) dedicated to keeping the American workforce safe and healthy – published frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to help protect workers from exposure to the Coronavirus …

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Workers Memorial Day Observed on April 28 Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 28, the unions of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) will once again observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to renew the fight for safe jobs, especially during the ongoing …

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