MONKEYPOX GUIDANCE FOR HIGH RISK ESTABLISHMENTS
Nevada OSHA has provided guidance for high-risk establishments regarding Monkeypox including information references, duties and recommendations for businesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified healthcare professionals,laboratory personnel,veterinarians, and similar professions as being at a higher risk of exposure.
Employers are expected to monitor working conditions at any location where their employees are performing work, to identify hazards that are causing or are likely to cause harm to their employees, and to implement effective methods to control those hazards.While Nevada OSHA has not set a standard specifically pertaining to monkeypox, if the agency determines that workers are exposed to an uncontrolled hazard at their workplace, the agency could consider an enforcement action under the Nevada General Duty Clause, NRS 618.375(1).
SCATS is here to help. SCATS can review and make recommendations on best practices and implementation of an employer’s monkeypox protocols. If your business has questions or needs onsite training or consultation, please submit a request by calling 877-472-3368 or submitting a consultation request.
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