Skip to main content


View Menu ⇧
Close Menu

Five on Friday: Enforcement Efforts to Protect Workers

Printer-friendly version

Five on Friday: Enforcement Efforts to Protect Workers

It’s almost spring! For many of us who have been cooped up in our homes for many months, the outdoor rebirth of the year can’t come soon enough.


JAMA Network OPEN logo

Claire shared a new study that shows the “chilling effect” on primary care use among patients lacking authorization to live and work in the US, associated with the increased anti-immigrant rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election: “Changes in Health Care Use Among Undocumented Patients, 2014-2018.”

bar divider

Title of the featured resource

Kaethe shared, ECRI’s 2021 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns, which this year called out racial and ethnic disparities as a leading threat to patient safety and health. 

bar divider

COVID SCIENCE - Virus variants found to be deadlier, more contagious; some may thwart vaccines

Karen offered, “Virus Variants Found to be Deadlier, More Contagious; Some May Thwart Vaccines.”

bar divider

Double Weekly Win: With more vaccines reaching people of color, and increased observance of COVID-19 preventative measures in the workplace, we are hopeful that the disparities in infection will decrease:



A graph of COVID-19 vaccination by race in community health centers

Kaethe sent in “Early COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Through Community Health Centers Are Reaching People of Color.”

bar divider

A construction worker in PPE

Amy celebrated OSHA’s announcement that it is beginning enforcement to protect workers from COVID-19, including inspections to follow complaints at highly hazardous workplaces like in poultry plants.



Have a safe and healthy weekend!

Email Us  Share with us on Facebook  Tweet Us  LinkedIn  LinkedIn  Click here to contribute

Like what you see? Amplify our collective voice with a contribution.
Got some good news to share? Contact us on our social media pages above.

Return to the main blog page or sign up for blog updates here.

Contact Us