Free Coronavirus Resources: KPA is here to Help Businesses Return to Work Safely.
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With over 30+ years of EHS experience, we’re extending our expertise for free to help businesses address coronavirus in the workplace.

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KPA’s mission is to help organizations maintain a safe and healthy workplace. We specialize in creating safer work environments for employees and the communities in which they work and live.

As the economy reopens and organizations transition back to work, KPA is committed to helping you plan for the “new normal” of business operations. We will continue to share our expertise to keep your workforce healthy and ensure you remain compliant with shifting regulations. Check back often for updates.

Return To Work Safely

As the economy reopens, millions of businesses across North American will be planning for the “new normal”– getting back to work and adjusting their business practices to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. KPA has developed the Return To Work Safely webinar series in order to help businesses navigate how to return to operations safely in order to protect workers and customers.

On-Demand Presentations

Address workplace safety in the age of COVID-19, conveniently arranged so you can watch on your time, anytime. Check out our latest on-demand presentations and previously recorded webinars you may have missed.

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Free Training Courses

To help organizations keep their employees and customers safe, we’re offering 5 training courses free of charge. The courses cover the following topics:
– Coronavirus Awareness
– Housekeeping
– Basic First Aid Awareness
– Health and Wellness
– Hazard Communication
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Return to Work Safely Regulatory Reopen Guide

Check out the COVID-19 state regulatory updates focusing on distancing orders and employment law changes.
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COVID-19 Resource Pack

We’ve put together some helpful resources to make conducting business in the time of Coronavirus more efficient. [Updated 4/6]
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Latest KPA Posts on COVID-19

Renewal in the Time of COVID

Brokers
The first round of policy renewals post-coronavirus outbreak is rapidly approaching. Here are a few questions every insurance broker should consider right now.
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7 Social Distancing Tips for Employers and Employees

EHS
From redesigning workspaces to limiting visitors, here are 7 tips for ensuring social distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 at your organization.
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What to Do If You Suspect an Employee Has COVID-19

EHS HR
What should you do if you think an employee might be sick with COVID-19? Here’s how to take care of the person, protect others, and minimize further infection.
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4 Ways EHS Software Will Help Your Company in a Post-COVID World

EHS
From training employees remotely to going paperless, here are 4 ways environment, health, & safety (EHS) software can help you navigate the post-COVID world.
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You Can’t Reopen Your Business Without a COVID-19 Response Team

EHS
A COVID-19 response team protects your people and bottom line by ensuring proper and OSHA-compliant environment, health, safety practices.
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One Way to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission: Open a Window

EHS
The coronavirus doesn’t hang around as long in well-ventilated areas. According to a new study, fresh air and sunlight can reduce the spread of the virus that’s currently holding us all hostage.
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How California Auto Dealers Can Get Back to Work: Cal/OSHA & CDPH Guidelines

Dealers
California auto dealers, I’ve got good news and… less-good news. The good news is the state has released detailed information about reopening your business. The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, and there’s a long road ahead of us, but recovery starts now. The not-so-good news? That detailed information is very detailed. Compliance won’t be easy. Buckle up—there […]
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Return to Work Safely Program Helps Businesses Reopen Safely

Press
KPA released the Return to Work Program to help businesses reopen safely and establish a new normal following the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
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Pop Quiz: Chemical Spills and Leaks

EHS
Do you know how to effectively prevent spills, leaks, and other forms of toxic chemical exposure? Find out by taking KPA’s Chemical Spills and Leaks Pop Quiz.
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COVID-19 Has Changed Some Rules Around Expired Driver’s Licenses, Form I-9, and E-Verify

HR
During the coronavirus crisis, some states are extending expiration of driver’s licenses, and those licenses may be used as List B documents for Form I-9.
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Is Your Hazard Communication OSHA-Ready? Find Out If Your Program Stacks Up

EHS
Don’t let your people or your organization become statistics in 2020. It’s time to see whether your hazard communication protocols meet OSHA’s standards.
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Quiz: Should You Clean or Disinfect That?

EHS HR
Do you know how to clean and disinfect surfaces the CDC way? Test your Coronavirus-busting knowledge with this quiz from KPA.
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What is the OSHA General Duty Clause?

EHS
Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause, employers have an obligation to protect their employees from serious hazards—even the hazard is unusual or unprecedented.
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The Hierarchy of Controls Is the Best Defense We Have Against COVID-19

EHS
A hierarchy of controls is an approach to environmental safety that structures protective measures into 5 stages, in order of most to least effective.
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Yes, You’re Allowed to Take Employees’ Temperatures, But You May Have to Pay Them for It

EHS HR
The EEOC allows you to measure your employees’ temperatures during the COVID-19 pandemic, but you need to be careful about how you do it.
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Auto Dealers: Essential Businesses or Not?

Dealers
Federal guidelines say that automotive dealerships are essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to keep your employees safe and stay profitable.
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Are Employee Coronavirus Cases OSHA Recordable Illnesses? Here’s What the Agency Has to Say

EHS
How do you report an employee’s illness to OSHA when you can’t confirm it’s COVID-19? New enforcement guidance seeks to clarify for employers.
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Working from Home? Take a Stretch Break, Then Read These Ergonomics Tips

HR
Many workplaces are designed with ergonomics in mind. Your home office (or my kitchen table), not so much. Read these ergonomic tips to keep your body healthy and happy while working from home.
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How To Disinfect and Use Cleaning Chemicals Safely

EHS
Do you know how to keep people safe from COVID-19 infection? Here are 5 best practices for disinfecting surfaces effectively and using cleaning chemicals safely.
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Coronavirus Safety Tips for Dealerships

Press
In a broadcast interview, KPA talked to CBT Automotive Network about how dealerships can keep their employees and customers safe during COVID-19.
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More FAQs About the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)

HR
From tax credits to the Emergency FMLA, here are a few key facts employers should know about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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What Employers Need To Know About States' Regulatory Changes for COVID-19

HR
[Last Updated 5/4/2020] We've revamped all of our state information to make way for what employers need to know and plan for states' regulatory changes for reopening.
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Remote Work Policy Dos and Don’ts

HR
A remote work policy can save lives—and save your company tens of thousands per month. Here are a few tips for developing a smart work-from-home policy in 2020.
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Bay Area Counties Announce New Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Rules to Allow for Online Vehicle Sales

On March 31, 2020, 6 counties and 1 city announced stricter stay home orders but the new language allows for the online sales of vehicles.
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Keep Your Truck Drivers Safe Under the FMCSA’s COVID-19 Hours-of-Service Rules

Trucking
The FMCSA has changed HOS rules to support truck drivers during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Here’s how to keep your fleet safe and operating smoothly.
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COVID-19 Emergency Loans for Small Businesses: What You Need to Know

Don’t let your business become a casualty of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). If you’re having trouble making payroll, you’re likely eligible for financial aid.
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Federal COVID-19 Regulatory Updates

Dealers EHS HR
[Updated 5/22/20] KPA breaks down COVID-19 related federal regulations, including a tax deadline extension, and more.
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How to Prevent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Infection in the Workplace: Best Practices

EHS
The coronavirus may be novel but infectious diseases are nothing new. Many of the same methods used to control other infections can stop the spread of COVID-19.
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Use This List of COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Brokers EHS HR
[Updated 3/31] We’ve compiled a list of the most helpful coronavirus resources we could find to help you navigate this public health crisis.
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How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impacts Employers

EHS HR
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides paid leave to employees forced to miss work because of the COVID-19 outbreak through an emergency expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a new federal paid sick leave law.
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Coronavirus Clean-up Pop Quiz

EHS HR
Who knew something could reshape our work and home lives so quickly and so dramatically?  For organizations that can’t send everyone to work from home, it’s even more important to ensure that everyone’s up to speed on how to keep themselves and others from spreading the virus further throughout our population. We’ve developed a COVID-19 […]
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How Employers Can Manage Coronavirus Anxiety and Safety

EHS HR
In the face of a pandemic, coronavirus anxiety has steadily increased in the U.S. We have safety and human resources (HR) guidance to help employers manage the anxiety and risk at work.
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Preparing Your Company for Coronavirus Might Mean Embracing Remote Work

HR
Ahead of a potential global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, now’s the time to plan ahead and take “an opportunity to reimagine work” with remote systems.
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Remote Consulting Services

Investigations, audits, program reviews, and more – KPA’s expert health and safety consultants are available virtually to help you remain compliant with OSHA, EPA, DOT, and state regulations. Our certified consultants bring best practice advice and actionable recommendations for your unique program.

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Return to Work Safely Program

Welcome your employees and customers back to work safely and in compliance with OSHA and state regulations with one of our “Return to Work” programs.

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