HARASSMENT

Compliance Perspectives: How to Give Your Analog Workplace Harassment Policy a Digital Makeover

One of the only nice things about the pandemic is the relief it’s provided from workplace harassment. After all, employees are far less vulnerable to workplace harassment when they work from … [Read more...]

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Is it worth the risk assessment?

By Dan Scungio As a safety professional, we know performing risk assessments is worth it—it is an integral piece of managing a safety program. Assessing risks and identifying … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

The 5 Things to Do When Implementing a Vaccine Passport Policy at Your Lab

Like many labs and other health providers, you might have been undecided about whether to mandate that your employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, now that the FDA has fully approved a … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Texas Provider Pays $214K for Violating Federal COVID-19 Workplace Protocols

Case: In what appears to be a first, the Texas parent of an Iowa nursing home has agreed to repay $214,200 in federal monies for not following COVID-19 safety protocols during an outbreak at the … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

Take 15 Steps to Comply with New OSHA Emergency Health Care Worker Protection Requirements

During the Trump administration, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came under heavy criticism for not doing enough to protect health care and other essential workers … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

Can You Require Lab Employees to Prove They Received the COVID-19 Vaccine?

"No Person May Gain Entry to the Laboratory Without Furnishing Proof of Their  -19 Vaccination Status" Normally, a sign like this would be highly problematic. Heck, simply asking employees if they’ve … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Statistics Suggest OSHA Has Been Lax in Enforcing Workplace COVID-19 Safety

As COVID-19 cases surge, going to work has become a risky proposition, especially for employees of labs, hospitals and other health care facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration … [Read more...]

Managing Staff

Disciplining Employees for Not Following COVID-19 Restrictions When They Are Off-Duty

PICTURE THIS COVID-19 cases are surging. Your state or city is in full lockdown mode. That means, among other things, that outdoor gatherings of more than 50 people aren’t allowed. So, it disturbs … [Read more...]

Enforcement Trends: Has OSHA Done Enough to Enforce COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules?

Even after the election and swearing in of the new President, federal government response to the COVID-19 pandemic remains a politically charged issue. One bone of contention involves whether OSHA has … [Read more...]


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