From our surveys and those of others it has become clear most employers are unprepared.
If you feel confident you are compliant, you may wish to move on to other business. But, if you are unsure, here are a couple ways to approach your obligations under these new regulations:
- Take a “deep-dive” by conducting your own investigation: Start by attending a webinar on January 7, 2021 to learn the what’s, how’s and the why’s of these employer requirements.
- Hire a knowledgeable consultant to assist you through the process.
Take a “deep-dive:”
The January 7, 2021 webinar will be sponsored by the Sacramento Employers Advisory Council (SEAC) They will present the main points you need to know and how to comply with the legal requirements.
Here is the link to go directly to the SEAC web event location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-emergency-osha-covid-regulations-effective-now-tickets-133771848199
You will notice later in January, SEAC will be offering an additional webinar about the basics of workers’ compensation claims reporting. You may want to consider this event as well.
Online courses are provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations. This provides an introduced to what you and your employees should know. Here is the link for your use: https://trainingacademy.dir.ca.gov/page/on-demand-training-covid19
Hire a knowledgeable consultant:
If you would prefer working with a consultant, we may wish to consider ECM Insite. Their staff and resources are available to help guide you and assist in what matters. Their contact link for more information is: https://www.esminsite.com/contact-us
ESM Insite also provides current information at their Covide-19 Compliance Center. You may find this helpful so here is the link for your viewing: https://www.esminsite.com/covid-compliance-center
As we all know, the Covid Pandemic has forced us to change many of the ways we conduct business, so we need to take these employer responsibilities seriously. It looks like the affects will be with us for some time.
The regulations for Covid compliance are very complicated and confusing. Seek advice from a qualified consultant, HR Professional and/or your employment attorney to make sure you have taken all proper steps to comply.
Contact me for introductions to professionals and/or questions about RisksNThreats which may affect your employee’s safety and your business financial success.
Phone: Office 916-960-8758
Wishing you a healthy and successful 2021.