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DOL- Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:03

This memorandum provides interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR § 1910.134, and certain other health standards, with regard to supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators. Specifically, it outlines enforcement discretion to permit the extended use and reuse of respirators, as well as the use of respirators that are beyond their manufacturer’s recommended shelf life (sometimes referred to as “expired”). This guidance applies in all industries, including workplaces in which:

IHMM Introduces Remote Proctoring For Examinations

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:01

IHMM Online/Remote Proctored Examinations goes live today for the CSHM AND CSMP examinations.We are open for business as we implement best practices during this Coronavirus Pandemic to bring a new mode of delivery of exams and to compensate for the temporary closure of Kryterion testing centers. IHMM CSHM and CSMP examinations are now available by online/remote proctored globally through Kryterion, Inc.

IHMM Launches COLLABORATION

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:33

Welcome to Collaboration!

Over 200 million Americans are now in stay-at-home orders. IHMM and HMS have assembled the most powerful and innovative online platform that, despite our isolation from personal contact, allows us to be isolated together in a new, virtual online environment. We can still communicate, collaborate and grow together.

PHMSA - Temporary Relief Notice for the Transportation of Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19 Emergency

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:46

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a Temporary Policy for the Transportation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products. The effort was in support of requests from industry, including COSTHA and UPS, as well as efforts by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand access to the sanitizers.

H.R. 748 and How Sole Proprietors and Small Businesses Will Benefit

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:15

On March 27th IHMM published its analysis of H.R. 748, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This $2.2 trillion legislation has broad and deep impact on virtually the entire economy of the United States.Today we are publishing the background information specifically for sole proprietors and small businesses, as these companies also benefit from H.R. 748.Read here >>  H.R. 748 and Sole proprietors and small businesses  

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