July 31, 2020 • Volume 19, Issue 13 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia addressed economic re-opening and workplace safety during a visit to Florida.
A nursing facility company faces $40,482 in penalties for failing to fully implement respiratory programs to protect workers from coronavirus.
A wallet card for agricultural workers provides information on staying safe and reporting workplace hazards.
Water. Rest. Shade.
OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect workers from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.
A manufacturer agreed to correct workplace hazards and pay penalties after an OSHA investigation and litigation.
Fall Protection Violations
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
OSHA ordered a trucking company to reinstate an employee terminated for refusing to drive an overweight vehicle.
Is an employer required to notify other employees if a worker gets COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19?
Employers must take appropriate steps to protect other workers from exposure in the workplace. These steps might include specific actions as a result of a confirmed case, such as cleaning and disinfecting the work environment, notifying other workers to monitor themselves for signs/symptoms of COVID-19, or implementing a screening program in the workplace. OSHA does not require employers to notify other employees if one of their coworkers gets COVID-19.
The CDC Guidance on Business and Employers recommends employers determine which employees may have been exposed to the virus and inform employees of their possible exposure while maintaining confidentiality.