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Pandemic Preparedness Experts

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COVID Safe Workplaces

Monday, November 30, 2020

Former Head of OSHA to Join Biden-Harris Transition Team

Workforce health continues to be focus of concern by the Biden-Harris Transition team. President-elect Joe Biden announced new members of the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Is the workers' compensation system ready for the COVID-19 [coronavirus] virus? Live Updates

It seems that every decade a new pandemic emerges on the world scene and complacency continues to exist in the workers’ compensation arena to meet the emerging challenges of infectious disease.

Survivors of COVID-19 appear to be at increased risk of psychiatric sequelae

A recent study concludes that survivors of COVID-19 appear to be at increased risk of psychiatric sequelae. This reports reflects the potential for an increased surge of workers’ compensation claims attributed to exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Talc-Based Cosmetics Test Positive for Asbestos

Laboratory tests of talc-based cosmetics products, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, found asbestos – a deadly human carcinogen for which there is no safe level of exposure – in almost 15 percent of samples. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

CDC Likely to Allocate COVID-19 Vaccine to Essential Workers Ahead of Seniors

Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first was the subject of a meeting this week of the Centers for Disease Control’s [CDC] Advisory Committees on Immunization Practices [ACIP]. While a final determination has yet been made, it appears that the initial vaccine allocation will prioritize essential workers.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Meatpacking Plant for Treacherous COVID-19 Conditions

While the workers’ compensation system was established to shield employers from civil actions, in certain circumstances employers may still bring a cause of action directly against the employer. Essential workers in Nebraska have sued their employer for operating a meatpacking plant under conditions that were unsafe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This case highlights the need for employers to formulate worker safety protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Monday, November 23, 2020

NJ Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency

NJ coronavirus cases continue to soar. “At least 15 new coronavirus deaths and 3,968 new cases were reported in New Jersey on Nov. 22. Over the past week, there has been an average of 3,821 cases per day, an increase of 79 percent from the average two weeks earlier, “ The NY Times reported.