From the Hotline: Employer Posting Responsibilities Regarding Ebola

Question: Is there something I should post for our employees regarding Ebola? We are a laboratory and do have some exposure to bodily fluids, including blood and saliva.

Answer: While not generally required for most companies, some employers are choosing to distribute information about Ebola in an attempt to educate employees and calm concerns about transmission. The most accurate and up-to-date information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.

Because you are connected to the healthcare industry, the best practice would be to check with your licensing body and workers’ compensation insurance or general liability insurance broker or carrier to see if there are specific steps you are required to take.