Arizona V.S. MRSA

Recently, Arizona made a change to its laws regarding workers being exposed to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (popularly known to us mortals as MRSA). To put it simply, MRSA is a particularly dangerous bacterium that makes some infections in humans notably hard to treat.

The changes involve the amount of time a worker has to report an exposure. Previously, a worker had a maximum of 10 days to bring a claim of exposure. After this change, effective in August, employees now have a total of 30 days to file a report.

In addition, the time limit for a worker to receive a diagnosis for MRSA has been upped to 15 days, from 2 to 10.