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COVID-19: Legal Issues for Safety Professionals

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On March 31, 2020, ASSP recorded a webinar with Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC. Abrams. She discussed how federal agencies such as OSHA and MSHA are addressing worker safety issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, and explained legal issues that employers may encounter as the situation evolves. Abrams also reviewed best practices occupational safety and health professionals can employ to protect workers from exposure to infectious diseases, and emphasized the need to continue to follow federal and state regulations that are designed to protect workers from known hazards in their industries. In addition, she addressed OSHA’s guidance on respirator fit-testing and recordkeeping during COVID-19, and shared suggestions for keeping construction workers safe on active job sites.

*Please note: The information shared in our session and slides is based on information available as of March 31, 2020. Please refer to the latest guidance from your local or state public health and government authorities as this situation continues to evolve.

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