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Handling Complaints Related to COVID-19

Fear of the novel coronavirus has been spreading throughout every corner of the world for the past few months, including the workplace. Because essential businesses have remained open, and others are partially reopening around the country, employers have seen a significant increase in reported concerns. So, how can you respond to these complaints, and what can you do to prepare yourself? First of all, you should know that a worker complaint to OSHA regarding COVID-19 does not mean that you [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:09:56-05:00June 26th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Handling Complaints Related to COVID-19

Berg Helps Capital Metro Protect Employees From COVID-19

Using Berg’s new COVID-19 service offerings, Capital Metro carefully manages complex guidance from OSHA, CDC and City of Austin to reduce COVID-19 exposure and infection AUSTIN—June 23, 2020— Berg Compliance Solutions, experts in helping businesses ensure environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, today announced that Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro), the Austin public transportation provider, has leveraged Berg’s new COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan Services to carefully manage guidance from OSHA, CDC and City of Austin regarding COVID-19. Working with [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:10:56-05:00June 24th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Berg Helps Capital Metro Protect Employees From COVID-19

Screening Your Employees for COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, the world of business has had no choice but to keep running. Manufacturing workers supporting the supply chain, construction workers maintaining our infrastructure, and business owners looking to adapt their practices during the fight against this disease have proven just how much we rely on them and the products and services they provide. Now more than ever, it’s vital to onboard these new employees safely and securely. People in hiring positions have a moral [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:11:19-05:00June 5th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Screening Your Employees for COVID-19

OSHA & CDC Combine COVID-19 Guidance Efforts

As the country begins the process of re-opening the economy, the federal government, through CDC and OSHA, is ramping up efforts to help private and public sector employers better understand how to manage workplace COVID-19 exposures, infections and risks. Both agencies issued updated and joint Coronavirus guidance and recommendations last week here. These efforts are being driven by several factors including a realization that the pandemic isn’t ending any time soon, just how contagious COVID-19 can be, as well as [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:12:00-05:00May 22nd, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, Safety Training|Comments Off on OSHA & CDC Combine COVID-19 Guidance Efforts

Is Your Company Safe From COVID-19?

As we begin the process of re-opening the economy, employers from all industries are really struggling to understand how to make their workplaces safe for employees and customers during this COVID pandemic. The TV, internet and social media are filled with stories about how even major companies like Amazon, Tyson foods and others are facing huge problems like infection outbreaks, employee walkouts, retaliation claims from employees who speak out, and how some companies are being forced to shut [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:12:31-05:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Is Your Company Safe From COVID-19?

OSHA Enforcement Policy During COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

On Thursday of last week (4/16/2020), OSHA issued a Memo  called “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer's Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic” The memo is obviously intended to help clarify OSHA’s enforcement stance, but also to remind employers that they cannot put their safety programs on hold during the pandemic. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know: OSHA is not pausing enforcement during the pandemic. They will continue to conduct inspections, [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:13:04-05:00April 20th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Enforcement Policy During COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic
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