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OSHA Proposes Rule to Update the HCS

OSHA Proposes Rule to Update the HCS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) outlines requirements regarding labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for hazardous workplace chemicals throughout the United States. To align its requirements with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), OSHA recently issued a proposed rule to update the …

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IRS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan’s COBRA Subsidy

IRS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan’s COBRA Subsidy

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, a guidance document on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) subsidy for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). The Notice discusses the background of the subsidy and includes 86 questions and answers (Q&As) about its application. The COBRA Subsidy …

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CDC Updates Outdoor Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

CDC Updates Outdoor Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. This update loosens the CDC’s mask-wearing recommendations for those fully vaccinated, allowing many outdoor activities without a mask. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose …

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Overview of the American Rescue Plan

Overview of the American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. Highlights of the bill include extended unemployment benefits, direct checks to individuals and more. While some of the bill was changed during its time with Congress, it’s largely similar to the initial version passed by …

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If Schools Close - SpaRetailer Magazine Nov 2020

If Schools Close

AS IT TURNS OUT, PANDEMICS AND NATURAL DISASTERS both give businesses and communities the same amount of warning: none. In the wake of COVID-19’s disruptions, many spa retailers have been swapping notes to help adapt to a new normal, which has especially affected parents with school-age children. Rachael Pritz, vice president of RB Pool and …

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