osha covid-19 News

Warehouse Workers Risk COVID-19 Shipping Knick-Knacks, Luxury Goods

As U.S. authorities ordered shutdowns of non-essential businesses to fight coronavirus, retailer Nordstrom Inc. closed hundreds of stores and gave in-store workers three weeks’ pay, calling their safety its top priority. That benefit did not extend to Meagan Christensen, 34, …

Workers at High Risk for Coronavirus Exposure and How to Protect Them

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is responsible for workplace safety regulations, certain workers are at higher risk than others for exposure to the coronavirus and the disease COVID-19. Nurses, doctors, lab and morgue workers are …

Unions, Groups Want OSHA to Require Steps to Protect Coronavirus Workers

Nearly 30 unions and advocacy groups on Friday urged the U.S. employee safety regulator to impose a suite of emergency measures to safeguard public-facing workers against the new coronavirus. In a letter, the groups asked the Operational Safety and Health …