Tag: Small Employers

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Temperature Screenings for Employees

Posted: June 22, 2020

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Should employers start to test asymptomatic employees? Now that states and counties are reopening to business, employers are looking for ways to ensure their workforce is safe and can safely interact. For many that means obtaining some sort of assurance that employees are not currently infected with COVID-19. The “go to” test since the outbreak [...] Read Post

Preventing the Spread of Germs in the Workplace

Posted: March 5, 2020

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Wash, wash, wash your hands! Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and should be practiced frequently. Hand sanitizers should also be utilized to supplement hand washing efforts. When you feel the need to cough or sneeze, do so into your arm or into a disposable tissue instead of your hands. Read Post

Reduce Employee Absences by Preventing Spread of Flu

Posted: September 24, 2019

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As we head into October, we are reminded that flu season is straight ahead. The good news is, it’s becoming easier to get vaccinated against various strains of influenza. Hospitals and pharmacies are stepping up and offering clinics and even drive-through centers in some cases. Employers, too, can play a role to help their employees [...] Read Post

A Wake-up Call about Sleepiness and Fatigue at Work

Posted: June 17, 2019

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According to a national poll administered by the American Sleep Foundation, more than one-third of the U.S. workforce report daytime sleepiness, which amounts to approximately 5.7 million individuals, or roughly the entire population of Denmark.* Fatigue and sleepiness are considered serious workplace hazards. They are different, but can be experienced together. Sleepiness refers to the [...] Read Post

What is the Lehigh Valley Safety Peer Group and How Does it Help Employers?

Posted: June 14, 2019

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How many U.S. workers are sleep deprived, and what can employers do to help them? How should employers handle substance abuse in the workplace? What are the legal ramifications of employees using medical marijuana? These are just a few of the topics tackled at the Lehigh Valley Safety Peer Group, a consortium of Lehigh Valley area [...] Read Post