EHS On Tap: E123 The Emergence of Monkeypox and What It Means for Workplaces

On episode 123 of EHS On Tap, Alka Ramchandani-Raj, co-chair of Littler’s workplace safety & health practice group, talks about the emergence of monkeypox and what it means for workplace safety.

As an experienced employment lawyer with a concentration in federal and state occupational safety and health law, Alka Ramchandani-Raj assists employers with a wide range of complex situations with the workforce. She has extensive experience handling communicable disease inquiries for clients and she assisted with developing and leading Littler’s COVID-19 task force including developing the strategy behind responding to inquiries and developing products for clients including safety and health and employment policies, return to work plans, and programs for compliance.

Focusing on workplace safety and health, Ramchandani-Raj assists employers with pre-injury/illness preventative practices, including site inspections and policy development. She also assists employers who have experienced workplace injuries and accidents or are subject to a Federal or state OSHA inspection. She has experience managing catastrophic workplace accidents or fatalities. Ramchandani-Raj is an experienced litigator and regularly represents employers in Occupational Safety and Health appeals, settlement conferences, and hearings. She also has broad experience assisting employers with workplace violence issues including obtaining temporary and permanent restraining orders to ensure the workplace is safe for employees.

Ramchandani-Raj also has extensive experience with general employment advice and counsel and litigation matters relating to terminations, retaliation, whistleblowers complaints, discrimination, harassment, ADA accessibility and state agency complaint defense.