COVID-19 Management Planning: Questions Employers Must Be Able to Answer Before Returning Employees to the Workplace

  |  May 27, 2020

Across the U.S. states are beginning to lift restrictions that will allow businesses to reopen. While this brings hope, it also presents an enormous task and responsibility for employers. Employers will need to coordinate with multiple groups to prepare their workplace for re-occupancy and establish plans for how they will safely manage their workforce and...
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Reopening Clinics: Ensuring a Healthy Facility and Staff Safety

  |  May 14, 2020

As public health experts determine that it is safe to see patients and stay-at-home restrictions are relaxed, ambulatory care centers, physician clinics and dental clinics should strategically plan when and how best to reopen. The physical environment is part of the foundation of providing a healthy workplace so properly preparing your facility prior to re-occupancy...
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Reopening for Business: COVID-19 Medical Tests for Employees

  |  May 8, 2020

As organizations prepare to reopen for business, many are considering medical tests as a screening tool. It is important to understand the facts regarding the benefits and limitations of these tests when including them in a strategy for returning employees to the workplace. Without a proper understanding of the criteria for interpreting the results, a...
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Update – Emergency Use of Uncertified Respirators: OSHA Releases Guidance in Alignment with FDA and CDC

  |  April 8, 2020

OSHA recently provided some much-needed compliance relief for healthcare providers (HCPs). On April 3, 2020, OSHA released two enforcement guidance memorandums to Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees regarding the emergency use of respirators that are not NIOSH-certified and respirators for which the use-by date has expired. This supplements earlier guidance that was the subject...
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How to Effectively Manage a COVID-19 Positive Case in the Workplace

  |  April 3, 2020

As essential businesses continue to operate and other businesses prepare to return to work, employers will need to interpret and implement guidance from public health authorities on how to manage coronavirus risks in the workplace. A critical need many employers will face is how to effectively and compassionately deal with employees who have been confirmed...
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How to Know If an N95 Respirator is Real or Counterfeit

  |  March 26, 2020

As the supply of N95 respirators for healthcare workers continues to dwindle, a number of counterfeit or uncertified respirators are beginning to surface in the marketplace. If a hospital is struggling to maintain its supply of N95 respirators, there are other options that can be used in place of the standard N95 respirator. The Centers...
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Reusable Elastomeric Respirators: Proper Use by Healthcare Workers

  |  March 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a surge of patients to urgent care, emergency room and drive- up testing locations. Healthcare workers depend upon N95 disposable respirators to protect them from exposure to the respiratory droplets that transmit the disease. The supply of N95 respirators is being rapidly depleted as the crisis prolongs. Fabric facemasks...
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