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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.

Months into the pandemic, it’s all easy to become complacent, but it’s important to stay vigilant against COVID-19 fatigue—the health and safety of your employees, customers, and business depend on it. KPA is committed to helping you through 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

You have the power to prevent transmission of the coronavirus in your workplace. And you have the responsibility to keep your workforce safe, healthy, and informed about the disease. You can help keep case numbers down—not only for the sake of your team and community, but to mitigate the many associated operational, regulatory, and legal risks. 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.

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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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Working Safely During COVID-19

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

Interactive US Maps: COVID Workplace Safety Requirements by State

EHS
KPA and Fisher Phillips have created maps outlining the various state COVID-19 workplace restrictions across the US. Learn what’s required in your state.
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States that Require COVID-19 Training

EHS
Most states require or recommend employers train their employees about COVID safety. But the scope varies from state to state. Check out the interactive map.
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States that Require a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

EHS
To help you stay on top of the laws that affect your business, KPA and our friends at the labor and employment law firm, Fisher Phillips have created maps outlining the COVID restrictions in place across the US. In certain states—such as New York, Indiana, and North Dakota—employers must develop written COVID control plans, implement […]
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States that Require Face Coverings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

HR
Every state recommends people wear face coverings when possible. But many states require more stringent mask use to stop the spread of coronavirus. See what your state requires or recommends with this interactive map.
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OSHA Guidance: Optimize Ventilation to Reduce COVID-19

EHS
OSHA has released new COVID-19 guidance on ventilation in the workplace. Learn how to optimize your ventilation to reduce coronavirus spread.
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Can Employers Require Flu Shots? Government Agencies Weigh In

HR
As employers review their policies and ask themselves whether they can require vaccinations (for the flu or COVID-19) there are several points to consider.
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COVID-19 Response in the US: How Does Your State Rank?

EHS
A new report from the NSC’s Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) task force shows which states succeeded and faltered in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 in the Workplace: 10 Safety, Health, and Compliance Strategies

EHS
Protect your employees and your organization from COVID-19 risks with these 10 practical strategies from KPA’s EHS and compliance experts.
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Tips for Communicating Clearly When Wearing a COVID-19 Mask

It’s hard to communicate and build trust while wearing a COVID-19 prevention mask or face covering. Luckily, there are several ways to overcome this challenge.
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COVID-19 in the Workplace Can Erode Customer and Employee Trust

EHS
Are you controlling your coronavirus risks? A positive COVID-19 case in your workforce can damage employee morale, productivity, your reputation, and much more.
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COVID-19 Risks Employers Need to Be Aware of: From OSHA to Lawsuits

EHS
COVID-19 is more than a health & safety risk. It also can pose painful legal and financial consequences such as regulatory enforcement and employee litigation.
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Face Coverings and the Americans with Disabilities Act

HR
Some people have disabilities or medical reasons for not complying with a face covering policy. Learn how to provide reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
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Manufacturers: Put 2020 Aside for a Moment to Optimize Efficiency and Safety for 2021

EHS
It’s hard for manufacturers to maintain the supply chain and operate at full capacity in 2020. But we also need to keep one eye on what’s to come in 2021 and beyond.
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FYI: The Cleaning Chemicals You’re Using Can Pose Spill Risks

EHS
Cleaning chemicals in the workplace can cause spills, slips and falls, and accidental exposure to toxic substances. Time to update your spill response plan.
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How To Develop a Face Covering Policy

HR
Are your employees wearing their masks properly and consistently? Learn how to develop and implement a safe and compliant workplace face covering policy.
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Here Come the COVID-19 Lawsuits

A surge of COVID-19-related employment lawsuits allege companies failed to keep workers safe, used the pandemic as pretext for discrimination, and more.
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Ask The Expert: Employees Who Refuse to Return to Work

Q: If we’ve had employees refuse to return to work, what should we do about their unemployment?
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COVID-19 Health and Safety Consulting: What to Expect

A workplace health and safety consultant will help you keep up with changing regulations and work to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections among your workforce.
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Remember: COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Health and Safety Risk Out There

EHS
While many employers are concerned about COVID-19 right now, its existence doesn’t negate the risks of falls, spills, accidents, and other common hazards.
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Virginia’s COVID-19 Safety Rules Are Now in Effect

EHS
Virginia is the first state in the nation to adopt statewide COVID-19 workplace safety standards. Learn what the rules entail and how to ensure compliance.
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How Is COVID-19 Changing the P&C Insurance Industry?

Brokers
How will big losses play out in policies, pricing, & claims? What kind of legal challenges will employers face? Read how COVID-19 is impacting P&C insurance.
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Should we inform customers if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

HR
Here’s a question that came in from one of our recent COVID-19 webinars… Q: Should we inform customers if an employee tests positive for COVID-19? Who and how? Here’s what our expert had to say: To start, the facility management staff should seek out their legal counsel and the public health department concerning who should […]
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New Virginia COVID-19 Safety Rules - Are They a Model for Other States?

EHS
Virginia became the first state to adopt COVID-19 safety standards. No matter where you are, get ahead of these, as any state could announce similar rules.
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The Latest COVID-19 Disruption: Surging Demand for Used Cars

Dealers
During COVID-19, used cars are where it’s at. The latest disruption the pandemic has hurled at the auto industry is a renewed interest in used vehicles.
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The 6 OSHA Standards that Apply to COVID-19

To help employers protect their workers and stay out of trouble, OSHA has outlined 6 federal health and safety standards that apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Buckle Up: COVID-19 Is Going to Be a Long Ride

Now is not the time to loosen restrictions or take a more relaxed approach to COVID-19. To keep people safe, employers need to buckle up for a long, bumpy ride.
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How to Help Employees Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

HR
 Anxiety is a rational response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But you can—and you should—help your employees manage their stress levels. Here’s how.
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Dealers Are Becoming More Efficient in the COVID-19 Era

Dealers
According to a recent NADA study, auto dealers are becoming more resilient and efficient in the COVID-19 era by transitioning to online sales.
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Ask the Expert: Re-Onboarding Employees

HR
Q: If we haven’t had an onboarding process for our employees until this point, do we need to go back and “re-onboard” people?
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What Is the FTC’s Cooling-Off Rule and How Does It Apply to Remote Sales at Your Dealership?

Dealers
Selling a vehicle over the internet? Be aware of the Federal Trade Commission’s Cooling-Off Rule, which gives buyers 3 days to cancel, among other things.
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8 Ways to Avoid Heat Illness—While Preventing COVID-19 Infections

Here are some practical ways to plan for and prevent heat-related illnesses—while continuing to fight against COVID-19 infection in the workplace.
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Workplace Retaliation in the COVID-19 Era

Think carefully before you take action against an employee for speaking up about workplace health and safety concerns.
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Recalling Furloughed & Laid-Off Employees: Legal Considerations

There are important distinctions between furloughed and laid-off employees, and legal considerations for asking either to return to work post-COVID outbreak.
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Are Your New Cleaning Chemicals in Your SDS Library?

EHS
Your Safety Data Sheet library needs to be updated whenever new chemicals are introduced. That includes any cleaning products you’re using to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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Industrial COVID-19 Outbreaks: Aftermath for Food Processor

EHS
As the world returns to work, more than a few workers are contracting COVID-19. And in most cases, there’s an employer at the center who could have done better.
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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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Your COVID-19 Response Team: Who, What, Why, and How

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 ifthe 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 10/26/20] KPA breaks down COVID-19 related federal regulations, including a tax deadline extension, and more.
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How to Prevent 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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COVID-19 Safety Program

Protect your business, employees, and reputation with one of our COVID-19 Safety programs. KPA has developed three comprehensive programs to help safely guide your return to normal operations, and ensure your business stays compliant with stringent new OSHA regulations.

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