Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) announced the results of its fourth annual 2021 Workplace Safety and Preparedness Survey. The findings show that employers are reevaluating how to best protect employees both on-site and remotely in a year of unprecedented change.
New steps would enhance enforcement of the National Firearms Act and aid states in drafting “extreme risk protection order” laws
June 8, 2021
The Department of Justice announced two new steps to help address gun violence in the U.S. The department issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and published model legislation to help states craft their own “extreme risk protection order” laws, sometimes called “red flag” laws.
Gartner’s 2021 Hybrid Work Employee Survey of more than 2,400 knowledge workers in January 2021 reveals that employers’ attempts to recreate visibility by investing in tracking systems has made employees nearly 2 times more likely to pretend to be working, exacerbating the “always on” phenomenon. Employers’ attempts to recreate serendipity by adding more meetings has led to virtual overload – employees who now spend more time in meetings are 1.24 times more likely to feel emotionally drained from their work.
According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence. But they're not the only ones either. There are reports of increased domestic violence and workplace violence around the world as a result of lockdowns from the pandemic, increased stress levels and a lower threshold for confrontation.
Virginia becomes the first state in the U.S. to permanently enact COVID-19 workplace safety and health standards. In addition to requiring all public-facing employees to wear masks, the standards ensure ready access to hand sanitizer and the regular cleaning of common work spaces. Employers must train employees on COVID-19 safety and to develop infectious disease and preparedness response plans. The new permanent regulations include guidelines for returning to work and communicating about employees who test positive and potential exposures.
The prototype serves as an educational resource available at no cost for enterprise security leaders evaluating how to deploy the latest technology and design to affordably upgrade their existing workplaces for enhanced safety and collaboration. The Workplace 2030 initiative also includes a free online resource center with epidemiologically-reviewed academic data sources and original content from expert advisors.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 179 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $2,496,768.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued, many of which were the result of complaints, referrals and fatalities in industries such as hospitals and healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, and meat/poultry processing plants.