California's domestic workers push for safety protections in home settings

Jul 14, 2020
A measure before the Assembly would eliminate the exclusion of domestic workers from workplace safety law that covers other employees.
The health and safety rules that govern most jobs in California do not currently protect domestic workers, like house cleaners.
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As OSHA takes limited role in the pandemic, Virginia sets workplace safety rules

Jun 25, 2020
The state will make standards legally binding, where federal guidelines are mere recommendations.
An employee wearing gloves and a face mask cleans a restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. The state is finalizing safety mandates to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Do employers need to keep track of sick workers?

Jun 22, 2020
Like so many things about the coronavirus, it depends.
A server wearing protective gear at work in a Maryland restaurant.
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Stop talking and face the corner: the new rules of elevators during COVID-19

Jun 19, 2020
Elevators have always been awkward. Now they're a social distancing nightmare.
People stand in designated areas of an elevator to ensure social distancing, but there's only so much distancing one can do in such a confined space.
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A company rebounds after learning hard lessons from COVID-19 outbreak

Jun 8, 2020
The virus sickened about a dozen employees at a Nashville tire distributor. Now those workers are trying to put their experience to good use..
The sales team at Dunlap & Kyle sits just outside General Manager Adam Waldrup's office, and most of them contracted COVID-19, with the first confirmed case April 2.
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How will we know when it's safe to go back to work? Workers and employers want to know.

May 11, 2020
Right now, OSHA doesn’t have a blanket legal standard for protecting workers from infectious diseases.
The medical definition of what's safe has been changing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Could employers start testing employees for COVID-19 at work?

Apr 17, 2020
The prospect raises health care privacy concerns about protections for workers found to be ill.
Will testing at work be feasible, given concerns about privacy and availability?
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Some must go to work, as others work remotely to avoid COVID-19 exposure

Mar 18, 2020
Firefighters, health workers, paramedics, sanitation workers and others still need to go out to do their jobs.
Essential jobs, like sanitation services and firefighters, can't be done from home.
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What companies can do to combat workplace violence

Apr 4, 2018
Receptionists are one of the most vulnerable people in any office, and yet they're often not included in safety training.
YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California on Tuesday.
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Why are North Dakota's oilfields so dangerous?

Oct 3, 2014
Inside Energy traveled to Williston, the heart of the oil boom, to get answers.

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