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The HR I.Q. Test: May ’21

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Here’s another reason not to mandate covid vaccines

OSHA has determined that requiring employees to receive covid-19 vaccines automatically makes any adverse reaction to the vaccine a work-related, OSHA-recordable event that must appear on OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301.

OSHA pumps brakes on covid-19 ETS roll-out

OSHA’s much-anticipated, much-dreaded emergency temporary standard on workplace covid-19 safety is on hold. Credit recent success in vaccinating more than 200 million Americans.

Post-pandemic, onboarding must build company culture

The pandemic has laid bare the shortcomings of traditional new-hire onboarding practices, according to researchers at the Gartner business advisory firm.

Vaccine incentives: What to do until EEOC acts

Employers are asking the EEOC what kind of incentives they can offer to encourage employees to get vaccinated against covid-19. The commission hasn’t provided guidance yet, and won’t say when that will happen. Until official guidance appears, employers should follow two basic principles when developing vaccine incentives.

Should you remove ‘he’ & ‘she’ from handbook?

As more employers take steps to make nonbinary individuals feel more comfortable in the workplace, some organization are working to create gender-neutral employee policies and handbooks.

Covid-19 killed 3,600 U.S. health workers in a year

More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers died in the first year of the pandemic, according to “Lost on the Frontline,” a 12-month investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Guardian news website.

Parker gets Biden’s nod to run OSHA

Douglas L. Parker has been tapped to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Currently the chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Parker was nominated April 13.

Snapshot: Remote work: How corporate culture has changed

Three out of four remote employees say their organization’s culture improved after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to work from home.

Fear of missing work prompts vaccine hesitancy

Thirty-seven percent of adults reported in March they were not yet convinced they should get a covid-19 vaccination, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.