CDC COVID-19 Update On Employees Returning To The Workforce

Posted by Dr. Susan Nelson - PHC Medical Director on Jul 28, 2020 10:56:58 AM

The CDC has provided an Update On Employees Returning To The Workforce after a positive COVID-19 Test.

New guidance issued by the CDC for individuals with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home states that individuals may Return to Work under the following conditions:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved.
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Topics: Testing, COVID-19, Return to Work

Employees Returning from Layoffs or Furloughs: When Are Employers Required and/or Allowed to Administer Tests?

Posted by Melinda Page on Jun 16, 2020 10:07:31 AM
   


Employers are slowly easing back into a new normal. As they reopen their businesses and bring back staff laid off or furloughed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must make decisions about handling a large reentry of staff members. These decisions instill a sense of stability for employees, ensuring that safety and stability are at the forefront of company policies.
Employee recall can be complicated as some companies may need to recall employees at different times while others companies may be able to recall all furloughed and/or laid off employees. Much of employee recall depends on a company’s work demands and social distancing rules set in place. In any case, employers must evaluate these processes and how they are to be most efficiently handled.
Part of the recalling process is employers deciding whether the employer will have employee’s drug tested or not. When evaluating this issue, employers must consider their obligations under their agreements and policies in place.

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Topics: coronavirus, requirements for drug testing, employee drug testing, Drug free workplace, drug testing, Testing, COVID-19

DRUG TESTING, PHYSICALS, & DOT COMPLIANCE DURING COVID-19.

Posted by Johanna Penafiel on Jun 9, 2020 2:37:25 PM

YOUTUBE WEBINAR ON: DRUG TESTING, PHYSICALS AND COMPLIANCE  DURING COVID-19 LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS. 

Speakers :

Margaret Spence, CEO of C. Douglas & Asociates, Inc.

Patrick Armstrong, VP of O.M. Management, Inc.

Johanna Penafiel, National Account Manager, O.M. Management, Inc.

Maxine Topper,  Executive VP, Physicians Health Center.

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Topics: occupational medicine, protocols, employee drug testing, Drug free workplace, drug testing, Testing, COVID-19