Tag Archives: Workers

Florida health officials walk back report that more than 260 Orlando airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

A nurse administers a coronavirus test. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Even though it’s been reported that a whopping 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, airport officials are pushing back to say that’s necessarily the case. READ MORE:  Scams on the rise during coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Florida Gov.… Read More »

COVID-19, the new ‘occupational disease’? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections

Workers compensation boards across Canada have received thousands of claims from employees who say they contracted COVID-19 on the job, underscoring how the pandemic has become a new workplace hazard for many Canadians. The flood of unconventional requests is prompting calls to expand the legal definition of occupational disease, which typically includes work-related cancers, asbestosis… Read More »

How Will COVID-19 Impact Medical Malpractice, Healthcare Worker’s Comp Insurance? | WTF Health

COVID-19 Apr 15, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH COVID-19 testing in grocery store parking lots. Clinicians crossing state lines to practice in hard-hit hospitals miles away from their health system. ICU doctors made to shore up shortages of ventilators by adapting medical equipment from its intended purpose. Are these just medical malpractice suits waiting… Read More »

Coronavirus: NHS workers’ lives at risk over PPE shortages, says BMA

Media playback is unsupported on your device NHS staff still do not have the protective equipment they need to treat coronavirus patients, medics have said. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk by working without adequate protection. It comes as the health secretary said 19 NHS workers had died… Read More »

Grocery and pharmacy employees are ‘essential workers’ and must be protected | TheHill – The Hill

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 to every state, the country is facing an unprecedented health and economic emergency. The last few weeks have demonstrated that America’s pharmacy and grocery workers are on the front lines of the pandemic and play a critical role not just in the economy but in the healthy functioning and… Read More »

The battle to protect healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

As the U.S. combats the spread of the novel coronavirus, health care experts continue to debate how to best protect America’s protectors during a time when they are needed most. With masks and other supplies dwindling, public health experts are now balancing the need to keep healthcare workers on the front lines against the need… Read More »