Lincoln area seeing increase in COVID-19 cases Posted 11-20-2023

AGC of America: An Update on the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Click here to read. Posted 9-6-2022

UPDATE: Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Click here to read. Posted 8-29-2022

CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk
Click here to read. Posted 8-16-2022

Lincoln and Lancaster County employees required to wear masks again
Click here to read. Posted 7-19-2022

OSHA extends emphasis program on COVID-19
Citing data that shows hospitalizations “may increase significantly in the coming weeks,” OSHA has extended its revised National Emphasis Program on COVID-19 until further notice. Posted 7-6-2022

COVID-19 Toolkit Posted 5.12.2022

Governor Ricketts signs LB 906e allowing Nebraskans to claim medical or religious exemption from coronavirus vaccination requirements Posted 3.1.2022

AGC of America Coronavirus microsite updated daily and indexed

AGC of America has compiled new resources about the benefits of vaccination and encouragement to get the COVID-19 vaccine along with resources to assist with vaccine policies.
Click here for the COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit Posted 8.31.2021

AGC of America webinar: Strategies to Improve Workplace Vaccination Rates and Preparing for Various Mandates Posted 8.31.2021
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Congratulations to the 2022 National AGC Safety Award Recipients! AGC members have the opportunity to evaluate their safety record and compare it with other AGC members across the United States according to member size and type. Click to view recipients.



White House drug control policy office releases recovery-ready workplace toolkit

Washington — The White House wants to help employers support workers who are dealing with substance misuse – as well as those in recovery. As part of the effort, the Office of National Drug Control Policy has released a toolkit.

According to ONDCP, 26.9 million Americans 18 or older who reported having a substance use disorder were employed in 2021. Of those, 78% were employed full time.

Announced Nov. 9, the Recovery-Ready Workplace Toolkit includes a workplace assessment and implementation checklist, monitoring resources, and sample training topics and employee surveys. Recovery-ready workplaces can adopt policies that fall under one of four pillars:
• Prevention and risk reduction
• Training and education
• Hiring and employment
• Treatment and recovery support

Around those pillars is a recovery-ready workplace declaration and engagement/communication tools that help employers actively engage workers and other stakeholders as allies to create and maintain policies, communicate internally and externally, and help stakeholders understand what being recovery-ready means.

The National Safety Council, which recently launched a Respond Ready Workplace program, supports the federal toolkit, saying it directly aligns with the council’s focus on overdose and naloxone awareness, access and adoption.

“NSC stands ready to continue advocating for worker health and well-being and supporting ONDCP and others in saving lives,” the council adds in a Nov. 9 statement. Posted 12-2023



May 6-10, 2024
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2022 Quarter 2 Top OSHA Fines

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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC is creating unprecedented disruptions in our personal and professional lives. As a leader, this moment requires thinking differently about how you manage. It starts by taking stock of new realities that are increasing the risk we face at work. Click to read. Posted 5-2020


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