Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

By Pam Sheirer Wilkinson I've now seen a couple of versions of these cards floating around. As someone with both OSHA and ADA experience, I am telling you these cards are bogus and the resources the Freedom to Breath Agency (FTBA) website listed on one of the cards includes information from OSHA that while correct, … Continue reading Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

How many needless US Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding? Most of them. – #COVID-19

Trucks used as temporary morgues for people who died of Covid-19 outside the New York City Chief Medical Examiner's office. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images More than 120,000 Americans have now perished from Covid-19, surpassing the total number of U.S. dead during World War I. Had American leaders taken the decisive, early measures that several other … Continue reading How many needless US Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding? Most of them. – #COVID-19

With Pressure Mounting on MSHA for COVID-19 Standard, Agency Issues Guidance with CDC – #MSHA #COVID-19

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force MSHA is facing political and now legal pressure to take additional action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, and most certainly when compared to its sister agency OSHA, MSHA has taken a wait and see approach to responding to COVID-19 in the workplace, offering limited … Continue reading With Pressure Mounting on MSHA for COVID-19 Standard, Agency Issues Guidance with CDC – #MSHA #COVID-19

OSHA Issues COVID-19 FAQs about Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings – #COVID-19, #Respirators, #Facemasks #FaceCoverings

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force As COVID Spring transitions to COVID Summer, wearing some form of face covering has become the new norm, especially in workplaces all across the country.  Many employers operating essential businesses, as well as non-essential business that have begun to reopen, have sought to provide or require some form … Continue reading OSHA Issues COVID-19 FAQs about Respirators, Face Masks, and Face Coverings – #COVID-19, #Respirators, #Facemasks #FaceCoverings

U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

Employees butcher pork at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Missouri. - Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Stephanie Morales was weighing her coronavirus symptoms against an 8-pound hunk of fancy steak. That Saturday in April, her bosses at the JBS meatpacking plant in Cactus, Texas, had promised their 3,000 employees that anyone who worked … Continue reading U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

6-15-48: These 3 Numbers Offer A Simple Way To Understand Contact Tracing In The Workplace – #COVID-19 #ContactTracing

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of encountering a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 among your employees as you reopen your business is identifying those employees who worked near the infected worker – and thus must also be quarantined. Luckily, there is a simple numerical sequence you can remember that will enable you to follow … Continue reading 6-15-48: These 3 Numbers Offer A Simple Way To Understand Contact Tracing In The Workplace – #COVID-19 #ContactTracing