Bloomberg Law
June 22, 2020, 1:33 PM

Fast-Moving Covid-19 Escapes Traditional Workplace Data Tracking

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Workplace health experts are scrambling to collect reliable information on how the coronavirus is affecting workers in all industries.

Other than efforts to gather details on health-care worker illnesses and deaths, numbers for other industries are, at best, incomplete.

The numbers are needed for health specialists and employers to identify which groups of workers are at risk and spot outbreaks in industries that previously had been shut down.

“I don’t think we have a system out there right now that’s really going to give us accurate numbers,” said Dr. Kenneth Rosenman, a Michigan State University medical professor and co-lead of ...

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