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Ergonomics of Remote Working

Ergonomics and the Pandemic of Work-From-Home Injuries

Amid a global pandemic that has kept more than half of the American workforce from their offices, health care providers report an increase in work-from-home injuries. More than 90% of chiropractors surveyed by the American Chiropractic Association confirm seeing more patients with neck, back, shoulder, and wrist injuries since the stay-at-home mandate to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following these ergonomic tips can help prevent musculoskeletal pain.

OSHA Injury Reporting

Time to Submit 2020 Injury and Illness Records to OSHA

Employers must submit Form 300A data electronically by March 2, 2021. Businesses with 250 or more employees must submit OSHA injury and illness records, and businesses with 20-249 employees in some high-risk industries must also submit these records.

Visit the Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA for more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application.

OSHCON consultant temperature check

Must Temperature Checks Taken by an Employer Be Maintained as Medical Records?

This question was submitted to our Texas OSHA Consultation Program  (OSHCON).

The answer: The OSHA Publication 4045, Guidance on Returning to Work, states that temperature records are not medical records unless they are made or maintained by a doctor, a nurse, or other health care professional.

Texas OSHCON offers free online consultations. Our OSHCON consultants are available by video conferencing, email, text, or phone. We can help you find, reduce, and remove safety and health hazards, and understand OSHA standards.

OSHCON also provides:

  • Training
  • Help with safety and health programs
  • Free safety training materials and publications

Need COVID-19 guidance?

  • Find the COVID-19 risk exposure level for your employees.
  • Enhance your respiratory protection program.
  • Get help to create or update an emergency preparedness plan for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Check out the OSHCON webpage or contact us:

New Tree Trimming Safety Publication

Free Tree Trimming and Removal Safety Fact Sheet

Keep your tree care workers safe in one of the most dangerous jobs in Texas. Download the new Workplace Safety publication: