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    Taking A Stand!!!

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Local Union
    Albuquerque, NM
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    Default Your Rights If You’re Exposed to COVID-19 at Work

    Wow, I am not a teamster but I can say where I worked, non of this was done and the reason I am no longer working there.

    OSHA and CDC guidelines are clear about what management should do if someone in your workplace tests positive for COVID-19. Here's what to do if management isn’t following the rules.

    Here’s what you should know about your rights and how to make management respect them.
    OSHA Rules: If an Employee Tests Positive

    If an employee tests positive or self-quarantines for COVID-19, they should report this to management.

    OSHA and CDC guidelines require management to:

    Inform workers of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace

    Contact Health Department authorities

    Identify employees who have been directly exposed to the sick co-worker

    Put employees who have had direct exposure in touch with government health authorities to get advice on whether to self-quarantine

    Management also has to sanitize affected work areas, trucks, and equipment.
    Your Rights If You

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    Retired !

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Local Union
    Retired - New Penn
    South Jersey
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    Default Re: Your Rights If You’re Exposed to COVID-19 at Work

    Some employers are just like the general public. They don't believe, therefore everybody else is wrong.

    Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting COVID Safety Violations
    As many employers, with the strong encouragement of the Trump administration, move to bring employees back, a growing number of workers are resisting what they feel are unsafe, unhealthy conditions. In recent months, a few states have passed laws specifically aimed at protecting workers who face COVID-related safety risks and retaliation for speaking up about them. Some states, like New Jersey, have whistleblower protection laws already. But advocates say stronger federal protections are needed.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, is responsible for enforcing 23 federal whistleblower statutes that protect workers from retaliation if they report workplace safety violations, among other problems.

    But according to a new analysis, the agency isn’t up to the task. The National Employment Law Project, a workers’ advocacy and research group, found that of 1,744 COVID-related retaliation complaints filed with OSHA between April and mid-August, 20% were docketed for investigation and 2% were resolved. More than half were dismissed or closed without investigation.




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