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OSHA: Employers May Require Employees to Take Flu Vaccines

Employers may order employees to take seasonal and H1N1 vaccines, the nation’s principal workplace safety and health agency has stated.  OSHA offered this opinion in a letter of interpretation, published recently on the agency’s website. The letter is addressed to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), who relayed to OSHA a letter from a constituent asking whether… Continue Reading

Prepare for H1N1 and Seasonal Flu

With Labor Day behind us and schools back in session, concerns about the H1N1 influenza virus and seasonal flu are resurfacing.  The Centers for Disease Control recently released Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to the 2009-2010 Flu Season, including a helpful “toolkit” to aid in such planning.  OSHA also has published important guidance… Continue Reading