Tag: health workers


OSHA moves ahead with permanent COVID-19 standards for health workers

December 9, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, labor unions have pushed for greater protections for healthcare workers — especially concerning adequate personal protective equipment, or PPE, and measures to protect workers from viral transmission. The rule OSHA submitted Thursday is under review and […]


Court blocks bid to reinstate OSHA pandemic standard for health workers

August 29, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Labor unions hoping for permanent workplace safety standards to protect healthcare staff from COVID-19 infections in the workplace were dealt a blow Friday when an appeals court denied an emergency petition they filed. Unions pushed heavily for the Occupational Safety […]


Labs with no one to run them: Why public health workers are fleeing the field

November 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only person running covid tests at the public health lab in Ventura County. She once had eight or nine employees to […]


‘Relieved’: U.S. health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

December 14, 2020

Via: Modern Healthcare

The largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history got underway Monday as health workers in select hospitals rolled up their sleeves for shots to protect them from COVID-19 and start beating back the pandemic—a day of optimism even as the nation’s […]


Panic buying of face masks is unwarranted and could pose risks for health workers, experts say

January 31, 2020


Epidemiologists and infectious diseases experts have cautioned against panic as the number of cases linked to the new coronavirus in China continues to rise. Some warn that the widespread scramble for face masks is unwarranted. In fact, they cautioned that […]