workplace safety

OSHA report: Iowa Capitol ‘may expose workers to COVID-19 hazards’ under current policies

BY: - April 19, 2021

Workplace safety regulators have warned lawmakers about inconsistent social distancing and temperature checks, no contact tracing and no mandatory reporting of positive cases at the State Capitol. The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration told lawmakers on April 13 these workplace conditions at the Capitol “may expose workers to COVID-19 hazards.” Iowa OSHA administrator Russell […]

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Where will Iowa’s economic recovery leave workers?

BY: - September 7, 2020

The coronavirus has changed the way we work, in many cases forever. The pandemic has also brought into sharp focus the powerless state of workers here in Iowa and the employer-driven policies that intentionally keep it that way. State policymakers are crafting strategies now that will shape Iowa’s economic future and may further define the […]