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Ebola & Infectious Diseases: What OSHA Requires to Protect Employees

Summary

Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Infectious diseases, including Ebola, are a very real threat in the workplace. Under OSHA's General Duty Clause employers are required to protect workers from these hazards. OSHA is also drafting new standards to address worker exposure to infectious diseases. What are the current requirements, and what would new standards mean for employers and their liability? In this very timely and critical program you and your team will learn:

  • Most common diseases that put employees at risk
  • OSHA requirements for guarding against infectious diseases
  • What you need to know about Ebola and how it is transmitted
  • Steps employers can take to protect employees and reduce risks

Program Highlights

  • OSHA's Requirements for Protecting Against Infectious Diseases

    • What OSHA's saying about Ebola - and what employers must do
    • Guidance on disease control and prevention requirements
    • OSHA standards covering exposure to infectious diseases
    • What a new standard could require employers to do now
  • Disease Prevention & Control Best Practices for Employers

    • Identifying infectious diseases and how they're transmitted
    • Specific infection control guidelines for workplaces
    • Training requirements for employees giving medical aid & treatment
    • Reporting requirements once an employee has been infected
  • Employee Protection and Employer Responsibility

    • Protection given to infected employees against discipline and retaliation
    • Understanding workers' rights and employers' liability
    • Job duties and workplaces that covered under the new framework
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your specific questions on infectious disease prevention and control answered!

About The Speaker

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is a nationally recognized authority on Occupational Safety and Health law. She represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation and provides training and safety consultation.

  • Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing columns in "Modern Contractor Solutions" and "Pallet Central" magazines, articles in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance," writing for ASSE publications and co-authoring several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering".
  • Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Program Benefits

With infectious diseases such as Ebola and several others on the rise, and more people traveling around the world, the risk of exposure is at an all-time high. When disease comes into the workplace, it is the employer's responsibility to identify the hazard, and take immediate action to protect employees. In this 60-minute program you will learn what OSHA requires from employers, and steps you can take to protect your employees. Also gain a clear understanding of the risks Ebola poses to workers.