Worker Safety in the Age of COVID More Important Than Ever

The COVID-19 vaccine is welcome news to employers, but until enough workers, have been vaccinated, it will continue to be a occupational health and safety issue for employers who look to staffing companies for their needs. The new administration has also brought in a new team at the Department of Labor including a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) that is busy issuing new COVID guidance for employers. Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace includes conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace, identifying control measures to contain the virus, and preventing retaliation against workers who raise concerns that rules are not being followed.

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