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Workplace Return Planning

There is no shortage of federal guidelines for preventing a new pandemic wave as more businesses welcome workers back to resume full production. Reflecting many of our recent articles, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidance Summary: Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 advises:

The Centers for Disease Control’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is also a helpful resource, stressing the importance of specific written workplace protocols for employee education and health operation. See also, Business As Unusual; COVID-19 Generated Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms.

As 2020’s runs on toilet paper and hair dye have demonstrated, life’s only constant is change. Whether full return to work is only a few weeks away or longer, we can be sure the national, state and local standards for the transition will evolve in response to whatever new and unprecedented circumstances arise. Stay tuned.

Our firm continues to assist employer clients develop timely policies and protocols to enable continued or resumed operations while safeguarding worker health and safety in this extraordinary time. For more information, contact Tim BowlesCindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Tim Bowles

April 29, 2020