MIOSHA launches COVID-19 citations dashboard to share information on workplace safety violations
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has launched a new online resource to streamline reporting of workplace safety citations related to COVID-19. According to the agency, the move is being made to enhance transparency and provide ongoing information related to COVID-19 workplace safety violations. The dashboard includes the following categories:Citations abated, penalty paid, case closedAwaiting abatement or penalty, case openUnder formal appealCitation vacatedMost recentThe new MIOSHA COVID-19 enforcement actions dashboard will be updated here at 3 p.m. each Friday. “There are a variety of programs that businesses can use to ensure they can comply, stay open and ultimately stay safe. The MIOSHA Ambassador Program offers education and one-on-one guidance to help businesses understand regulations on workplace safety.
Ann Arbor-based network Shine & Rise holding free virtual event about workplace diversity, inclusion
ANN ARBOR – Shine & Rise will hold its first public-facing event on Friday, March 26 in honor of Women’s History Month. While its regular monthly events are members-only, the March 26 event titled “Challenge Your Team: Gender Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Work” is free to the public. Her talk will focus on how employees can challenge their companies to better practice diversity, inclusion and equity. Throughout the month of March, Shine & Rise is also collecting donations to support Girls Who Code and Alternatives for Girls. AdFor more information about Shine & Rise and to learn how to become a member, visit www.shinerise.org.
23 Michigan employers cited for violating COVID, general safety rules, state says
was fined $2,000 for violation of COVID-19 workplace safety requirements including lack of social distancing, and lack of face coverings when workers could not consistently maintain six feet of social distancing. Total penalties including other workplace violations were $3,600. was fined $2,000 for violation of COVID-19 workplace safety requirements including lack of social distancing, and lack of face coverings when workers could not consistently maintain six feet of social distancing. Total penalties including other workplace violations were $3,600. Information about workplace safety requirements for Michigan employers can be found online hereTo report health and safety concerns in the workplace, go to Michigan.gov/MIOSHAcomplaint.
State cites 20 Michigan businesses for violating COVID, general safety rules
Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $1,400. Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $1,400. Total penalties for other workplace violations were $800. Total penalties for other workplace violations were $800. Information about workplace safety requirements for Michigan employers can be found online here.
Facebook is encouraging everybody to take social distancing seriously
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced that the company will roll out a coronavirus information center that will show up at the top of every users' news feed and encourages them to pay attention to social distancing recommendations. "The broad consensus is that the biggest role we can help play is encouraging people to take the social distancing orders seriously," Zuckerberg said. Facebook's coronavirus information center has been built in collaboration with health partners, Zuckerberg said. Facebook shares are down more than 33% this year as uncertainties around coronavirus drag down the markets. Facebook this week said it would roll out a $100 million program to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.cnbc.com
Facebook is bringing Portal video chat devices to the office, taking on Zoom and Skype
Facebook is taking its Portal video chat gadgets to the business world, trying to grab a bigger slice of the videoconferencing market, where Zoom, Cisco Webex and Microsoft's Skype are among the leaders. Facebook announced on Tuesday that Workplace, its communication and collaboration service for companies, will work with Portal devices, which so far have been marketed for consumers. People who own a Portal and use Workplace in the office will be able to combine the two to make video calls to colleagues. Workplace already allows for video chat within the app on a smartphone or computer. If you haven't previously heard of Workplace or Portal, you aren't alone.cnbc.com