Paradigm Shift: Are Infectious Diseases in the Workplace Work-Related?
Dr. Scott Cherry
Pre-COVID-19, infectious diseases were not considered work-related for most employee populations except for those that have an identified risk in the workplace such as healthcare workers and researchers in infectious disease. In effect, if an employee is diagnosed with an infectious disease which may have manifested symptoms at work, these cases were considered not work related. There are carve outs specifically about influenza not being considered work-related (except for H1N1) in OSHA ...
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