Infectious Diseases in the Workplace: OSHA Requirements to Protect Employees
Infectious diseases continue to threaten to the safety and health of employees as new variants of COVID emerge, and new threats such as Monkeypox arise. OSHA has standards in place to protect workers from these hazards, and expects employers to comply.
Join us to learn what the standards mean for employers and their liability, and how you can best protect your workers. In this 60-minute program you’ll learn:
- The most common diseases putting employees at risk today – including a few you may not have considered!
- OSHA requirements for guarding against infectious diseases in the workplace
- What you need to know about diseases and how they're transmitted
- How employers can protect employees, reduce health hazards and OSHA enforcement risks
- Key issues impacting employers using temporary workers and independent contractors
OSHA's Latest Requirements for Protecting Against Infectious Diseases
- Which diseases pose the greatest, and likeliest, threat to employees
- Guidelines for disease control and prevention requirements
- OSHA standards covering exposure to infectious diseases
- The latest on OSHA’s Infectious Disease rulemaking and its ETS on COVID-19 for Healthcare Workers
Disease Prevention & Control Best Practices for Employers
- Keys to identifying infectious diseases and how they're transmitted
- Specific infection control guidelines for your workplace
- Training requirements for giving medical aid and treatment
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Employer Responsibility for Employee Protection: What You Need to Know
- Protection given to infected employees against discipline and retaliation
- Understanding workers' rights and employers' liability, in light of OSHA’s 2022 overhaul of whistleblower protection investigation procedures
Live Question & Answer Session - Have your specific questions answered!
About the Speaker
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., ASP, CSMP is a nationally recognized authority on Occupational Safety and Health law. She represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation, instructs on employment law, and provides training and safety consultation.
- Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including co-authoring several books such as the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering" and the “Safety Professional’s Handbook.”
- Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the National Safety Council’s annual Congress and conferences of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.
With infectious diseases on the rise, including the new threat of Monkeypox transmission in the workplace, the risk of exposure to transmissible diseases is at an all-time high. In this 60-minute program you will learn what OSHA requires from employers, and steps you can take to protect workers.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
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For this one hour program you may claim 0.05 continuance of certification points (COC's) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Please submit a request to obtain proof of your participation and a certificate of attendance will be emailed within 2-3 days.