The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents new challenges in the workplace as employers strive to keep businesses running, comply with regulations, and support the health and well-being of their workforce. J. J. Keller® SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE addresses these issues and helps ensure you are ready to respond.
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- Coronavirus posting act FAQ for employers
- Helpful resources on working remote, managing a remote workers, and safety of personnel during a facility shut down
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OSHA’S NEW VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYERS WITH 100 OR MORE EMPLOYEES
On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to require employers with 100 or more employees (company-wide) to ensure workers are vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or, if unvaccinated, undergo weekly testing and wear face coverings while indoors.
OSHA MAY SOON ADOPT A COVID-19 REGULATION
OSHA recently issued stronger guidance on COVID-19 and may soon issue a regulation. On January 29, OSHA delivered a webcast which said the agency expects to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 as early as March 15, 2021. The ETS could then be made permanent.
START EVALUATING ACTIONS FOR A COVID-19 POST-RESPONSE EVALUATION
Employers have taken extraordinary steps to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever role you play in these efforts as a safety manager, remember to continually evaluate actions you and your company are taking.
KEEPING ESSENTIAL WORKERS SAFE DURING A SHUTDOWN
Many businesses have shut down partially or entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many employers need to keep some essential personnel on site. These workers may face unique challenges during a shutdown.
SELECTING ALTERNATIVE GLOVES DURING A PPE SHORTAGE
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, gloves and other PPE may be in short supply for some time, so be prepared to identify feasible alternatives if your usual PPE is not available.
CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS: RECORDABLE CASES AND RESPIRATORS
If an employee contracts the coronavirus from a coworker or workplace exposure, OSHA has said that would be a recordable case on the 300 Log. To protect themselves or their coworkers, some employees might request to wear dust masks or surgical masks.
Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing: 10 Things Employers Need to Know
Is your business ready for a potential OSHA mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing for employees? President Biden recently announced that private employers with 100 or more employees will need to ensure that employees are either vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 weekly before coming to work.
Return to Work: Are you prepared when COVID-19 tags along?
Whether you have employees who are subject to a quarantine or isolation order, employees who are reluctant to return to work, or employees who tested positive or have related symptoms, you need to respond appropriately to keep your workforce safe, while maintaining productivity. This detailed whitepaper will help you know what to do if COVID-19 tags along to work!
Open For Business: Operating Safely After The Coronavirus Lockdown
As lockdowns start to relax and businesses begin returning to normal operations, employers need to provide for the safety of their workers and customers. Every workplace should develop and implement a plan, then continually review and modify that plan as new information becomes available. This clear, easy-to-understand whitepaper covers the key elements of an effective reopening plan.
OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Related to COVID‑19
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we do business in this country. This whitepaper examines what OSHA has to say about the recordability of COVID-19 in the workplace along with the agency’s injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting regulations in 29 CFR Part 1904.
CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR WORKPLACE
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents new challenges in the workplace. Businesses can get ready to respond to the crisis by creating a multi-faceted plan and by being able to adapt to an ever-changing situation in a way that supports the entire organization.
PREPARING FOR PANDEMICS: WHAT BUSINESSESS NEED TO KNOW
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to expect the unexpected. But, to do that, requires a concerted effort by many employees in a company to create a strong, yet flexible plan. This detailed whitepaper explains the key elements of an effective pandemic plan.
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OSHA RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
This webcast covers injury and illness recordkeeping reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include recordkeeping (OSHA's guidance, Determining work-relatedness, Home workers/remote workers, Counting days of quarantine) and reporting (Deaths and Hospitalizations).
Mental Health Fallout: The Pandemic's Ripple Effect on Employee's Mental Health
This webcast covers what employers need to know about helping support employees with their mental health and wellness needs.
Preparing for Pandemics: What Businesses Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to expect the unexpected. But, to do that requires a concerted effort by many members of an organization to create a strong, yet flexible plan. This webcast covers tips for revising or creating your plan.
Tips for Managing Remote Workers
With more employees working remotely than ever before, managers are under pressure to keep productivity high. This webcast covers some of the challenges of supervising remote workers.
FAMILES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)
On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law in response to a growing outbreak of the coronavirus. As a result of the outbreak, employers were faced with unprecedented changes, in part because some employees could not go into work due to parenting demands, quarantine or stay-at-home orders, or as a preventive measure regarding the disease.
CORONAVIRUS POSTING COMPLIANCE: NEW REQUIREMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR REMOTE EMPLOYEES
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act calls for employers to display an Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act posting. In this webcast, we'll answer a number of frequently asked questions relating to the new poster and cover the posting details included in the act.
COVID-19: AN EMPLOYER'S RESPONSE
What would you do if a worker started exhibiting symptoms of acute respiratory illness while at work? When should they be allowed to return to work? May you require employees to stay home? Do you have to pay them? This webcast will look at how the various laws apply, as well as considerations beyond the law.