As reported a couple of weeks ago in EPTW, the fines and penalties for breach of employer safety obligations surrounding COVID contagion continues to ramp up. Late last week fines by MIOSHA against 19 more employers were announced. These fines amounted to over $50,000 for infractions including:
The CDC has posted information on limiting workplace violence related to retail and service businesses’ COVID-19 prevention policies. Based on a 1996 Current Intelligence Bulletin, threats and assaults can happen in any workplace, but may be more likely to occur in retail, services (e.g., restaurants), and other customer- or client-based businesses.
A new survey from FlexJobs and Mental Health America (MHA) reports that 75% of workers have experienced burnout, and 40% of those polled said it was a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The other shoe is dropping on employers fighting to re-open and bring employees back to work. Six Michigan employers were recently fined for violation of OSHA/MIOSHA’s general duty requirement to provide a safe workplace.
The short answer is yes. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) both support this position.
As the world continues to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, professionals in a new Korn Ferry survey weigh in on their biggest concerns. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (61%) say they are more worried about the economic fallout from the virus than the health risks.
Returning to the workplace does not equal returning to life as it was pre-pandemic and just might be more complicated than the initial lock-down. A new study by Mercer shows that employers are looking for ways to preserve their employees’ health and well-being while keeping them energized and productive.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided employers additional information and guidance on conducting employee COVID-19 screening and testing.
Do you know what your employees have been up to during the four months of the stay-at-home order? If you are watching the news, you know that a lot of people have been up to protesting, sharing their views on wearing masks, and sharing political views.
This summer has been a hot one so far, and as workers return from quarantine they may be out of shape and out of practice when it comes to workplace safety procedures. On top of that, they are often having to wear a face mask while working.
Though so far Michigan has not experienced a hard resurgence of Coronavirus like Florida and Texas, it has also not seen a significant reduction in cases and is starting to see an uptick in daily cases.
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