“No jab, No job” is being passed around the workplaces this week. Announcement is from Citi to adopt a COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy, marking first major bank with such policy.
With the new year around the corner, will your workplace change next year to be more inclusive and supportive of better mental health action in the workplace?
The enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses is now suspended by U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, pending further court order.
Timeline of events: less than 2 months ago, news emerged about President Biden’s plans for large businesses (>100 employees) to have employees vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Less than 2 weeks ago, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced January 4, 2022 as deadline to meet this requirement, labeling it as an Emergency Temporary Standard (https://publichealthdisasters.com/2021/11/12/new-us-covid-19-requirement-for-100-employees/).
Only a month or so ago, news emerged about President Biden’s plans for large businesses (>100 employees) to have employees vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Recently US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OSHA announced January 4, 2022 as deadline to meet the new requirement (link).
Opting in to COVID-19 vaccine mandates at your company? Strategy working to curb new infections at workplace?
COVID-19 cases in the United States have dropped by 25% over the last two weeks (Axios).
With World Mental Health Day coming up, we should be pushing towards a fairer and healthier world. One way is not dismissing the great impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic on our mental health. Making mental health days “normal” in the workplace will go a long way to improve the workforce and its productivity as more and more industries re-open.
COVID-19 stress among front-liners continues to build around the world. In UK, more than 4 in 10 from a survey of 600,000 NHS workers staff had reported being made ill with stress in the past year.