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Coronavirus And Other Contagions: HR And Safety’s Role In Preventing The Spread Of Infection When A Potential Pandemic Strikes

About This Course:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of Coronavirus (nCOV), a deadly strain of virus first detected Wuhan, China.

The CDC has already confirmed five cases—and two person-to-person transmissions—of the virus, which is similar to MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and has killed more than 80 people worldwide and infected 2,800 or more.

To keep nCOV at bay, the Chinese government recently quarantined millions of people, and air travel into the United States from China is now restricted to arrivals at seven domestic airports with passengers undergoing medical screenings upon entry into the United States. But, despite efforts to manage the spread of nCOV, there is a growing fear that it could turn into a pandemic at any time now.

Employers should, therefore, be on high alert over how diseases like nCOV, measles, influenza, and other serious—and potentially fatal—diseases can spread. Fortunately, there are steps employers can take to proactively address compliance and health and safety issues when an outbreak erupts.
Join us for an all-new webinar with Attorney Alka Ramchandani-Raj on the specific HR and safety challenges the outbreak of contagious and infectious diseases like nCOV present for the workplace—and actionable strategies for minimizing the risk of an outbreak running rampant through your workplace.What You'll Learn:After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:
  • Require remote work during periods when suspected incubation and transmission may have occurred
  • Reinforce sick leave policies and confirm when you may require an employee to stay out of work when remote work isn’t a possibility
  • Communicate and educate the workforce on how the outbreak of a virus or other infectious disease can spread
  • Institute a temporary travel opt-out policy if necessary
  • Recognize when the need for mandatory medical examinations and quarantines could arise without violating disability rights under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), medical privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or other laws
  • Enact common-sense business travel policies to minimize the risk of your employees getting infected with nCOV or other communicable diseases
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