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CoAdvantage OSHA

Preventing and Dealing With OSHA Complaints During COVID-19

CoAdvantage- Since the pandemic began, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been flooded with thousands of complaints by workers concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace. Complaints allege a variety of incidents that may violate OSHA’s requirements that employers maintain safe working environments, including: Insufficient protective gear provided to workers[…]

CoAdvantage COVID-19 Testing

Is It Legal to Test and Monitor Employees for COVID-19 Infection?

CoAdvantage- In general, employers are prohibited by anti-discrimination and privacy regulations from delving too deeply into employees’ medical histories and conditions. However, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented threat to workplace health and safety, so the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines that specify employers may require COVID-19 testing and may require a[…]

CoAdvantage Business reopening

For Businesses, Reopening Doesn’t Mean Going Back to Normal

CoAdvantage- In the aftermath of a wave of lockdowns, shelter-in-place orders, and quarantines to prevent the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, U.S. businesses are slowly reopening. These lockdowns have been devastating in their own way: 43 states are facing record unemployment rates, and the national unemployment rate jumped from 4.4% in March to a staggering 14.7%[…]

CoAdvantage Risk

Employers Should Prepare for Autumn and Winter Now: Risk Assessment

CoAdvantage- In normal years, fall is flu and cold season. Beginning around October, fall and winter conditions tend to facilitate the spread of contagious illnesses. That’s because more people spend more time indoors, and diseases like the flu also seem to favor the cool, dry conditions of winter. This fall is not going to be[…]

CoAdvantage Remote Workforce

How to Manage a Suddenly, Newly Remote Workforce: A Guide for Bosses

CoAdvantage- The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has completely upended the American workplace. More than three-quarters of Americans find themselves under some form of stay-at-home, shelter-in-place lockdown order; and businesses nationwide are being roiled by the “economic shock” of the coronavirus. And everyone is wondering: what do we do now? The question may be even more pressing[…]

10 Facts About Workplace Safety

In the U.S., thousands of workers die in the workplace everywhere, and millions experience non-fatal injuries and illnesses. That’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors safety conditions in the workplace. Enforcing worker safety is not just the right thing to do, it’s required by law. But what does this mean exactly? Here are 10[…]

5 Hidden Workplace Hazards

Not every safety hazard is obvious. Many workplace injuries and health-related problems can sneak up on employers and employees alike. In turn, these hidden hazards can lead to further injury, lost productivity, and other serious accidents. Here are five “invisible” safety risks every workplace should consider. 1: Posture and repetitive strain Resume and job posting[…]

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Drug abuse can be a costly problem for employers. According to the National Safety Council, absenteeism, workplace injuries, workplace violence, and workers’ compensation claims are all more common among employees who abuse prescription drugs. However, drug testing is also a compliance minefield, subject to a host of laws and regulations. Here are the most pertinent[…]

Risk Management 101: Identifying What Your Risk Mitigation Plans Should Cover

If your organization doesn’t have a risk mitigation plan in place, you’re not just running a risk – you’re setting yourself up for trouble. If you don’t identify possible risks, problems will simply blindside you. At the start of your analysis, you want to identify three pieces of information: Each risk at every point in[…]