Category: August 2020 Newsletter

Workplace Contact Tracing and Distancing Alerts

Dedicated to Your Company iOS App, Android App, or Wearable Device Completely private and secure; does not share data with authorities Does not upload data to 3rd parties, governments, or any national registry Does not track or notify your personal contacts Daily Wellness Questionnaires (optional) Hours of operation Configuration (optional)…

Managing the Risk of COVID-19 Related Lawsuits Against Employers

Written By: Michael C. Lord, Attorney for Williams Mullen (a NASP Strategic Alliance Partner) The COVID-19 pandemic is an economic boon for law firms that prosecute class actions on behalf of their client-victims. Businesses face legal exposure under various theories from people contracting the virus that they claim was linked…

Top Causes of Workplace Injuries Costing Employers $1B a Week

The top ten causes of workplace injuries, such as slips, trips, and falls, and strains from lifting heavy objects are costing U.S. businesses more than $1 billion per week (that’s billion with a B!), according to a new report from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Disabling workplace injuries cost employers $59 billion…

Two Great Courses, One Week of Excitement and Education

It is no secret that e-learning is all the rage during this COVID-19 pandemic. While e-learning is certainly a great alternative to traditional courses, NASP understands that some training, and some individuals, are best suited for live, instructor-led classes. Benefits to NASP’s instructor-led courses include: • The opportunity for individuals…

OSHA Regulations up for Review, Revisions in First 2020 Agenda

OSHA has listed 24 regulations for review in its first Regulatory Agenda of 2020. Standards covering cranes and derricks, beryllium, forklifts, silica, and workplace violence are on the agenda. Here’s a breakdown by stage in the regulatory process: Final rules These are among the standards which are closest to the…

Virginia First State to Adopt Safety Standard for Coronavirus

Virginia is the first state in the nation to adopt workplace safety standards to address the coronavirus. The state’s Safety and Health Codes Board adopted the emergency temporary standard on infectious disease prevention – drafted under the direction of Governor Ralph Northam – by a 9-2 vote July 15. Virginia…