IOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints

first_img Previous articleSouth Bend man, 28, sentenced for weapons charge during drug traffickingNext articleMayor Roberson proposes downtown Elkhart based county court complex/city public safety building Network Indiana WhatsApp By Network Indiana – September 22, 2020 0 256 Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ IOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints Pinterest Twitter This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML) Indiana’s workplace safety agency has gotten more than seven times its usual number of complaints this year — most of them related to coronavirus precautions.Early on, when all but essential businesses had to close, there were a lot of calls questioning whether a business was staying open when it shouldn’t be. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fielding calls about businesses are doing enough to supply masks and sanitizer.Some legislators are uneasy about IOSHA’s efforts to enforce workplace coronavirus protections. Noblesville Representative Chuck Goodrich (R) says businesses have complained to him about what he calls the threatening tone of IOSHA letters. And Kokomo Representative Heath VanNatter (R) says with IOSHA suspending most site visits due to a pandemic, the agency’s letters put business owners in a position of having to prove their innocence.Deputy labor commissioner Michelle Ellison says IOSHA typically isn’t threatening shutdowns, but asking businesses what precautions they’re taking, and offering ideas on how to virus-proof the workplace. She points to hand sanitizer as an example: while businesses are required to maintain a safe environment, there’s no specific requirement to provide sanitizer. She says a letter in response to a sanitizer complaint wouldn’t order businesses to stock up, but would ask what steps they’re taking to promote proper hand-washing.And Ellison says there’s been a shift in the nature of the complaints the agency receives about masks. At the beginning of the pandemic, she says workers were objecting when their employers didn’t provide masks. Now, she says, there’s an increase in workers objecting to having to wear them. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Eagles legend talks tough ahead 2022 FIFA W/Cup draw

first_imgSuper Eagles legend Finidi George insists Nigeria should be not be afraid of any opposition that comes her way ahead of today’s draws for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifiers slated for Egypt.Advertisement Speaking on Lagos-based Brlia FM, the former Eagles star noted that Nigeria shouldn’t not be talking about countries to avoid or meet, but should concentrate on having a mentality to win every game that comes along during the qualifying campaign.Finidi George“We are the giant of Africa and I think we should not be scared at this point in time to face any country. Read Also: Victor Moses lands in Milan for Inter medical“Nigeria as a country should not be complaining about the 40 countries in the draws. If we do our homework very well, we should be thinking about winning every game. That should be the mentality,” the former UEFA Champions League winner summed up.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more