WOEMA's Podcast Series

Recording podcasts had been in discussion at the WOEMA Education Committee level for some time, and with so many activities focused on webinars and WOHC, they had not yet come to fruition until COVID-19. With the pandemic came a need to develop up-to-date and often urgent information. The Co-Chairs of the Education Committee, Drs. Khan and Caretto, took it upon themselves to find prominent speakers in a short time. Starting in early April 2020, podcasts began being recorded and posted on the website, and new content is currently under consideration. The podcasts are approximately 20-35 min each, are non-CME, and free to access.

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November 19 - Covid Presumptions

California recently signed two COVID-19 presumption bills into law (State Bill 1159, Assembly Bill 685). Acknowledging that legislation is ongoing and changing, this webinar seeks to provide OEM clinicians and employers a framework for assessing and implementing these laws in their clinical practice and workplaces.

SB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. AB 685 ensures timely notification to employees and public health officials of COVID-19 cases at workplaces. This notification will help workers take necessary precautions such as seeking testing, getting medical help or complying with quarantine directives. These statutes took effect September 17, 2020 and remain in effect through January 1, 2023.

Other states are developing or have issued COVID-19 presumption laws for employees exposed to novel coronavirus-19 at their workplace, including Utah (House Bill 3007). 

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