On February 3, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued interim guidance covering the safety and health requirements when providing care for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and laboratories testing samples for the pathogen.
Media reports of a respiratory illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus are pervasive and relentless. How concerned should employers be about infections at your workplace or jobsite?
Construction firms and other employers in California must begin training employees in Valley fever risks and control measures under a new state law. Employers must offer initial worker training by May 1, 2020.
The effort to curtail the impact of influenza just got a shot in the arm with a research award from a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to a company that’s testing a machine learning model to improve flu forecasts based on data gathered from wearable devices.
Last week, the Ford Motor Company reported that trace amounts of Legionella bacteria were found in the water system at their flagship Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. According to the report, the bacteria was discovered “in three locations across the plant—including two bathrooms and the medical department.” Rather than shut the entire plant down, Ford […]
With the current measles outbreak making news daily across the country, employers are wondering what they can do to protect their workers. Can you require your employees to be vaccinated against measles? What should you do if you learn one of your employees has a case of measles?
Researchers have found a prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among nonsmoking workers in the information industry and in office and administrative occupations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
U.S. workers are experiencing fewer workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities than 25 years ago, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said.
More studies are needed to understand how to prevent and handle infectious disease outbreaks in the workplace, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin maintaining a firefighters’ cancer registry, trying to determine any links between workplace exposures and subsequent cancers.