With many employees working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may be wondering about workers’ home offices and OSHA. Well, don’t worry, home offices are not subject to OSHA inspections. OSHA won’t come knocking on the doors to your employees’ homes, looking for all sorts of violations an employer would have little to […]
The 2019 novel coronavirus continues to impact the U.S., and OSHA is telling employers they must track any infections of the illness confirmed to have occurred in the workplace. The agency has released guidance on handling exposure at work, including a reference to recordkeeping and reporting standards for workplace illnesses and injuries. Which OSHA standards […]
Since novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new to humans, information on how to handle the situation in workplaces keeps evolving. So the best thing to do is to keep up with the experts via the Internet. Here’s a list of online resources: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website A […]
There’s a lot of information out there on the coronavirus – unfortunately, some of it not accurate. Here’s a resource with all the basics. Download the Safety News Alert Infographic, Fast Facts on Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. Need more information? Here are webinars from Premier Learning Solutions on COVID-19: COVID-19 & Crisis Management: 7 Actions to Apply […]
As the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak continues in the U.S., employers are being confronted with the possibility of facing workers’ comp claims from employees who either contracted the virus at work or during work-related travel. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced March 5 that the state is changing its policy around workers’ compensation […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns supplies of N95 respirators can become depleted during pandemics. Signs are here that, due to the coronavirus, this may already be the case. Prestige Ameritech was producing 600,000 masks each day and already struggling to meet demand. Then came calls from the Hong Kong government and […]
Because the coronavirus outbreak is continuing to grow and evolve, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidance for businesses and employers to help reduce workplace exposures. The guidance is based on what is known about the 2019 novel coronavirus as of February 2020, according to the CDC. Other respiratory illnesses, like seasonal […]
As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted guidance on their websites for dealing with the virus.