The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) presents new challenges in the workplace as you strive to keep your business running and support the health and well-being of your workforce. With the rules rapidly changing and everyone working to prevent the spread of illness, know that J. J. Keller is here to help. Our safety and regulatory experts are closely monitoring every change and are providing free resources to help you through this difficult time.
J. J. Keller President & CEO Rustin Keller wants you to know we are prepared to provide our products & services despite challenges that may arise. Read his letter >
- FMCSA expands COVID-19 emergency declaration (3/27/20)
- FMCSA addresses DOT drug and alcohol disruptions during COVID-19 (3/25/20)
- DOT issues guidance on DOT drug and alcohol testing during COVID-19 (3/23/20)
- Coronavirus creates a headache for DOT testing programs (3/20/20)
- IRP, IFTA jurisdictions issue temporary waivers in response to COVID-19 (3/20/20)
- UPDATE: FMCSA expands emergency-relief exemption (3/19/20)
- Carriers Supporting Coronavirus Relief Get Temporary Reprieve From Significant FMCSRs (3/17/20)
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COVID-19: Action Plan for the Workplace
Helps employers learn how to prepare for and respond to exposure and illness caused by COVID-19 in the workplace.
COVID-19: What Employees Need to Know
Helps employees learn how to prepare for and respond to exposure and illness caused by COVID-19 in the workplace.
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Hours of Service Emergency Exemption for COVID-19 Support
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These are full-color posters that each address a key area of awareness in preventing the spread of coronavirus. The poster PDFs are sized to print on 8-1/2" x 11" paper.
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- Protecting Yourself During The Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic OSHA Safety Poster
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Free Whitepaper: Coronavirus & Your Workplace
This whitepaper covers areas your business needs to consider to be prepared for the coronavirus crisis, like: responding to the outbreak, communicating with your workforce, consideration of employee rights, OSHA compliance responsibilities, support for business operations, and a flexible and timely response.Download Free Whitepaper
An Employer’s Response to COVID-19
Get answers to questions employers are trying to answer while dealing with the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. This webcast looks at how the various laws apply, as well as considerations beyond the laws.Download Free Webcast
Coronavirus Posting Compliance: New requirements and best practices for remote employees
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act calls for employers to display an Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act posting. In this webcast, we'll cover the posting details included in the act. In addition, we'll talk about the best practices for complying with posting requirements for your remote employees.Download Free Webcast
Letter From J. J. Keller President & CEO Rustin Keller
Our customers look to J. J. Keller to help keep their employees safe and their businesses compliant. We understand that especially during times such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that our customers and others know we are prepared to reliably provide products and services despite challenges that may arise. I would like to personally take this opportunity to share the following:
Prepared with a Business Continuity Plan
J. J. Keller has an extensive Business Continuity Plan, under the direction of our Executive Leadership Team, which ensures our ability to continue serving customers in numerous scenarios. This includes a specific pandemic illness plan for situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, with defined action plans for all alert levels.
Availability of Our Experts, Products & Services
We are actively informing and protecting our associates to prevent illness at our facilities, including emphasizing healthy habits, using remote working options, social distancing such as web-based meetings, following CDC travel guidelines and rescheduling visits to our facilities. All of these actions are in line with J. J. Keller's certification to stringent ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety) standards, which provide resiliency to serve our customers.
In the event of higher-level alerts than we are experiencing today, we are ready with tested contingency plans. With a large remote workforce and all of our associates, except for those in manufacturing and shipping, able to work remotely, we have the ability to continue supporting your drivers, learners and other employees, and we will be here to answer the phone if they have questions.
It is difficult, of course, to anticipate all future product supply issues impacted by COVID-19. The overall effect on our product supply is minimal at this time. We differ from many other businesses because 90% of our products and services are from here in Neenah, Wisconsin, and of the products we source, less than 5% are produced in China. Masks and respirators are two products that we currently are not able to supply.
Helping Companies Respond to COVID-19
In summary, our preparedness at J. J. Keller exemplifies best practices, and our own experts are helping companies respond. We are offering the free whitepaper "Coronavirus & Your Workplace" to share important information for your workplace, such as OSHA compliance and employee rights during an epidemic.
Thank you for your continued trust in J. J. Keller,
President & CEO