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SEP
2020

WorkCare Provides COVID-19 Diagnostic Saliva Test for Workplace and Home Use

WorkCare announced today that it has partnered with 1Health.io, the leading technology company that provides precision testing as a service, to provide a self-administered COVID-19 diagnostic saliva test to help keep healthy employees on the job and those with SARS-CoV-2 infection at home until it is safe for them to return to work. The test may […]

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AUG
2020

OSHA Issues Final Rules on General Industry, Construction and Shipyard Beryllium Standards

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two final rules revising beryllium standards for general industry (29 C.F.R. § 1910.1024), construction (29 C.F.R. § 1926.1124) and shipyards (29 C.F.R. § 1915.1024). An estimated 50,500 workers employed in general industry and 11,500 construction and shipyard workers have the potential for exposure by inhaling […]

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28

JUL
2020

Virginia First State to Adopt COVID-19 Workplace Standards

Virginia is the first state to adopt an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Effective July 27, Virginia-based employers are required to: Assess the workplace and job tasks for potential exposure hazards. Educate employees about self-monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Implement policies and procedures for […]

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18

JUN
2020

Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Antibody Testing Violates Law

Mandatory COVID-19 antibody testing of employees who are returning to work is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says in an update to its frequently-asked-questions document, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” The information is […]

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11

JUN
2020

EEOC Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Return-to-Work Policies

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted an updated, expanded publication to clarify its COVID-19-related policies. The publication, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, provides approaches employers and employees may adopt as they plan for return to work. Topics include: Knowing who to contact […]

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28

MAY
2020

OSHA Revises COVID-19 Enforcement Policies

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised enforcement policies to protect employees as workplaces begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic: The agency will conduct in-person inspections at all types of workplaces and use all available enforcement tools. OSHA is revising its previous enforcement policy for recording cases of COVID-19. Under OSHA’s […]

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APR
2020

COVID-19: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance on Respirator Reuse

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released interim enforcement guidance on the reuse of decontaminated filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) on April 24. The guidance applies to workplaces in which workers need respirators to protect against exposure to infectious agents that could be inhaled, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The guidance does […]

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APR
2020

COVID-19: WorkCare Joins National Safety Council COVID-19 Task Force

The National Safety Council (NSC) today announced the roll-out of SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns, a comprehensive, multi-faceted effort to guide employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-pandemic environment. WorkCare is represented on the task force along with other health care professionals, Fortune 500 companies […]

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