The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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Capitol Correspondence - 02.22.22

OSHA Urges Health Care Facilities and Providers to Implement Health and Safety Measures

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In honor of National Caregivers Day on Friday, February 18, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a statement urging protection for health care workers. OSHA acknowledged that it was working on a permanent regulatory solution to protect health care workers from COVID-19, especially in the wake of evidence of surging injury and illness rates in 2020. OSHA’s ongoing work to create a new regulation would replace the health care Emergency Temporary Standard, which was withdrawn in December 2021.