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The New York HERO Act: New Safety and Health Requirements for Nonprofits

On September 23, 2021 by Schnader

EVENT DATE: September 27, 2021

Lisa M. Brauner presented a webinar for Nonprofit New York about, “The New York HERO Act: New Safety and Health Requirements for Nonprofits,” on September 27, 2021.

As nonprofit employees return to the workplace, organizations in New York face significant new safety and health requirements to prevent or minimize employee exposure to airborne infectious diseases like Covid-19.

The New York State Health and Essential Rights Act, called “The HERO Act,” was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on May 5, 2021. The HERO Act amends New York’s Labor Law and requires employers with a New York worksite, including nonprofit organizations, to adopt, distribute and implement a workplace safety and health plan to prevent and minimize employee exposure to airborne infectious diseases in the workplace. This is a first-of-its-kind Covid-19 workplace safety law in New York, so many organizations may need to take quick action to comply with the new statute.