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Registration Opens for NNI Webinar on “What We Know about NanoEHS: How It All Began”

Registration is now open for the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) February 9, 2021, webinar, “What We Know about NanoEHS: How It All Began.” NNI states that its 2021 NanoEHS webinar series will focus on...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

NIOSH Science Blog Reports on Recent Article Concerning Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers Used or Produced in U.S. Facilities

On January 5, 2021, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a Science Blog item entitled “Understanding the Broad Class of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers (CNT/F) Used or Produced in U.S....more

White and Williams LLP

HHS Purports to Expand Civil Immunities Related to COVID-19 Vaccine

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On December 3, 2020, in anticipation of one or more forthcoming COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) purported to broadly expand civil immunity from tort claims related to the manufacture,...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Surgical Masks, Respirators, And More: Employers Grapple With Personal Protective Equipment Requirements Amid Constantly Evolving...

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Eight months into the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and employers in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings are grappling with requirements for employees’ use of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and respiratory...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

NIOSH Publishes Program Performance One-Pager for Nanotechnology Research Center

On June 25, 2020, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) Program Performance One-Pager (PPOP). NTRC conducts research to understand the potential...more

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Chinese manufacturer receives approval to deliver N95 masks to California

Report on Supply Chain Compliance 3, no. 13 (June 25, 2020): Chinese auto manufacturer BYD Auto Co. Ltd. received approval from the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to sell U.S....more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EU NanoSafety Cluster Holding Webinar on June 30 on Immune Response from Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon...

On June 30, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (EDT), the European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster will hold a webinar on “Immune response from occupational exposure to CNTs and nanofibres.” The following speakers will discuss...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

FDA Amends Imported Non-NIOSH Approved Respirator EUA

In a June 6 Letter of Authorization (LoA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reissued its March 28 LoA to revise emergency use authorization (EUA) eligibility criteria for imported, non-National Institute for...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

FDA Revises Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators

On May 26, 2020, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised its Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, which supersedes the...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

FDA Revises EUA Criteria for Respirators Manufactured in China (Updated)

In a June 6 Letter of Authorization (LoA) regarding the emergency use authorization (EUA) for non-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved disposable filtering facepiece respirators manufactured...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

MSHA Publishes New COVID-19 Resources For Miners

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NIOSH and MSHA collaborated recently to publish more resources to mitigate miner exposure to COVID-19. The materials include a web page with guidance for staying healthy, as well as posters, all provided on both MSHA’s and...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

FDA Revises Guidance on Face Masks, Respirators, and Face Shields to Address Covid-19 Concerns

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Earlier last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new and revised guidance on its enforcement policy for face masks, surgical masks, respirators, and face shields during the COVID-19 emergency in response to...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Toxic Tort Monitor: Over-Naming Of Asbestos Defendants Bill Awaits Iowa’s Governor

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On March 10, 2020, in a 54 to 46 vote, the Iowa House of Representatives passed Senate File 2337 (SF2337) in an effort to reduce the over-naming of asbestos defendants in related lawsuits filed in Iowa...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Not So Fast – FDA Retracts Authorization for Some Respirators Made in China

Immunity under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (“PREP”) Act is a moving target for government contractors and other companies manufacturing or distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the COVID-19...more

Littler

The Next Normal: A Littler Interview with Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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On May 1, as part of Littler’s Virtual Executive Employer, attorney Alka Ramchandani-Raj was fortunate to interview Dr. John Howard, the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Heat Illness Strikes Back: Return to Work’s Untold Story

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Seyfarth Synopsis: As we approach the heat of the summer season and as employers begin to re-open after months of COVID-19 quarantine, workers may be out of shape, out of practice on workplace safety procedures, and may have...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

FDA Reverses Decision to Authorize Use of Chinese KN95 Respirators

Citing poor quality, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has barred the importation of certain KN95 filtering facepiece respirators manufactured in China. On May 7, 2020, FDA revised and reissued the...more

Arent Fox

FDA Revises EUA for Respirators Manufactured in China

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What one hand giveth, the other can taketh away. That adage comes to mind when reviewing FDA’s most recent action with respect to the importation and distribution of KN95 and other respirator masks manufactured in China. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

FDA Updates Emergency Use Authorization For Chinese Respirators

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Yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised its Emergency Use Authorization relating to disposable respirators made in China that are not approved by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Tips for Protecting Your Brands and Patented Products During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As if retailers did not have enough worries during the coronavirus pandemic already, the threat of counterfeit goods produced by (often Chinese) manufacturers appears to be on the rise again. Unfortunately, counterfeit goods...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

PREP Act Update: All NIOSH-Approved Respirators Now Are Covered Countermeasures Eligible for Immunity

All respirators approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (“NIOSH”) now are “covered countermeasures” under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (“PREP”) Act provisions of the Public...more

Harris Beach PLLC

NIOSH-Approved Masks Defined as Covered Countermeasures for Liability Immunity Under Amended PREP Act Declaration

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As concern about availability of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) continues to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government continues to take action aimed at increasing the availability of PPE with important...more

White and Williams LLP

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Guidance

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The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions for employees by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach,...more

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FDA Expands Face Mask Enforcement Policy to Allow Imports of KN95 Respirators

On April 2, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a revised temporary enforcement policy regarding the manufacture and distribution of face masks and filtering facepiece respirators during the COVID-19 public...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

NIOSH Posts Posters on 3D Printing with Filaments, Metal Powders

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has posted two posters from the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) on 3D printing: 3D Printing with Filaments: Health and Safety Questions to Ask...more

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