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Where Does the Virus Live? Not on Your Hair, Clothes or Shoes

Where Does the Virus Live? Not on Your Hair, Clothes or Shoes

One Times article goes through the places that the virus likely exists and where it doesn’t—and reading this might put you at more ease.

The CDC’s Interim for Critical Workers Who May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

The CDC published an interim guidance for critical workers who may have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

New Coronavirus Symptoms Include Loss of Smell and Taste

New Coronavirus Symptoms Include Loss of Smell and Taste

For a while, scientists suspected that loss of taste and smell where tell-tale signs of the coronavirus. Now, the CDC has officially listed them as symptoms.



OSHA Says It Will Use Discretion for Employers and Compliance During COVID-19

Last week, OSHA announced that it understands employers may have difficulty complying with OSHA standards due to the pandemic, and it will use discretion when considering employers’ “good faith efforts.”

Vast Majority of Americans Increase Hand Washing Due to Coronavirus

Vast Majority of Americans Increase Hand Washing Due to Coronavirus

Eighty-eight percent of Americans believe they’ll continue hand washing diligence after the pandemic subsides—and that could only be a good thing.

The AIHA Addresses False Information on PPE and Disinfection for the Coronavirus

Occupational health and safety (industrial hygiene) experts clarify misinformation on PPE, ventilation and disinfection in relation to COVID-19.

Using Contextual Intelligence To Promote Workplace Success

Using Contextual Intelligence To Promote Workplace Success

Mobile devices have fundamentally changed the work environment across a wide range of industries over the past decade.

AIHce EXP 2020 Goes Fully Virtual

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo for 2020 just announced it is moving to be completely virtual and online this year.

How Employers Can Help Veterans Feel Safer in the Workplace

How Employers Can Help Veterans Feel Safer in the Workplace

Military service can take its toll on veterans' mental and physical health. When hiring veterans, there are many things employers can do to make their work environments safer

The National Safety Council and Other Call for Coronavirus Tests for all US Businesses and Worksites

As of April 15, 2020, more than 50 organizations urged the government in a letter to make COVID-19 testing available to employers maintaining operations during the pandemic.

Working Remotely? Keep Your Employees Engaged and Learning

Working Remotely? Keep Your Employees Engaged and Learning

With many Americans working from home, online training can help your workforce get caught up on regulatory training requirements or maybe even learn new skills.

The Department of Labor’s COVID-19 Alert for Package Delivery Workers

OSHA has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect package delivery workers from exposure to coronavirus.

In the Midst of the Pandemic, Truck Drivers are Seeking Hot Food and Clean Bathrooms

In the Midst of the Pandemic, Truck Drivers are Seeking Hot Food and Clean Bathrooms

The global coronavirus pandemic has truck drivers working hard to keep up with empty shelves and food supply demands. However, this comes at a price, as many divers say they have struggled to find hot food and clean restrooms on the job.

Stories from the Field: Flame-Resistant Clothing

Stories from the Field: Flame-Resistant Clothing

For many industrial environments, flame-resistant (FR) clothing is a crucial element in keeping workers safe.

Department of Labor Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Report COVID-19 Cases

This week, OSHA issued interim guidance on employers’ duties as they relate to recording cases of COVID-19.

How to Leverage an Unexpected Plant Shutdown to Improve Your Electrical Safety Procedures

How to Leverage an Unexpected Plant Shutdown to Improve Your Electrical Safety Procedures

When unexpected crises, like COVID-19, cause unexpected shutdowns, safety managers should capitalize on the opportunity to reevaluate safety procedures across the board.

OH&S SafetyPod: Strengthening Safety Culture — The Affective Approach

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OH&S SafetyPod: Strengthening Safety Culture — The Affective Approach

Editor Sydny Shepard interviews Craig Sexton, Global Creative Director at DuPont Sustainable Solutions, about engaging the heart and the head to transform an organization's safety culture.

OSHA Publishes COVID-19 Worker Exposure Risk Chart

Taken from its guidelines on preparing workplaces for the coronavirus, OSHA’s worker exposure chart is a one-page chart on evaluating your workspace’s risk level to COVID-19.

TOP EHS PRACTICES: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

TOP EHS PRACTICES: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

Following the regulations and staying in compliance are important, but we know you want to go beyond minimum requirements to keep your employees safe.

Air Pollution Linked to High Coronavirus Death Rates

Air Pollution Linked to High Coronavirus Death Rates

Coronavirus patients in areas with high air pollution are more likely to die from the infection. Here’s what you need to know—and some tips on reducing exposure to pollution.

You Cannot Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions, Cautions the DOL

During this coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Labor reminds employers that they cannot punish workers for reporting unsafe conditions.

Experts Suggest Nearly Half of Those with Coronavirus Could be Asymptomatic

We’re hearing it everywhere: those with the virus might not exhibit symptoms. Here’s what you should know about the word asymptomatic—and the risks.

Now We Should Wear Face Coverings? The Difference Between Cloth and N95 Masks

Now We Should Wear Face Coverings? The Difference Between Cloth and N95 Masks

New recommendations are rethinking the use of masks for the common citizen during the coronavirus pandemic. While some experts think this is a good step for public health, others are not so sure.

The OSHA Poster for Reducing Workplace Exposure to Coronavirus

The Department of Labor just published OSHA’s new workplace poster—in English and Spanish—for reducing worker risk to the coronavirus. Read its recommended 10 steps.

One in Six New York Police Officers is Sick or in Quarantine

One in Six New York Police Officers is Sick or in Quarantine

New York City is one of the places hit hardest by the coronavirus, and police officers there are taking a huge blow. Now, nearly 17 percent of officers are sick or in quarantine.

Preparing for the New Age of Hand Washing

Preparing for the New Age of Hand Washing

Bradley Corporation just released new data on hand washing habits, and it’s clear that news coverage, signage and restroom preparedness has prompted better handwashing behavior.

NSC Calls for Protection of Essential Workers

With America’s essential workers carrying the country at the moment, their safety is incredibly important. The National Safety Council calls for their protection and safety.

For Half of Americans, the Coronavirus is Harming their Mental Health

For Half of Americans, the Coronavirus is Harming their Mental Health

According to a recent study, nearly 45 percent of adults say the pandemic has affected their mental health—even with differences in occupation, location and more. Some are calling it now a nationwide, psychological trauma.

Tips to Stay Healthy for Waste, Recycling Workers

Hygiene is important always, but during this time of this pandemic, here are some COVID-19 work practices for workers handling waste and recycling products.

Helping Healthcare Facilities Fit Test Coronavirus Respirators More Quickly

Helping Healthcare Facilities Fit Test Respirators More Quickly

As the world is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, fit testing respirators for healthcare workers and first responders remain vital to respiratory protection programs to reduce exposure to the disease.

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