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COVID-19 Has Not (Yet) Caused a Flood of Loneliness Among Americans

COVID-19 Has Not (Yet) Caused a Flood of Loneliness Among Americans

The coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing, work-from-home implications had many experts worry that Americans would become overwhelmed with loneliness. While mental health and loneliness have definitely worsened, people are surprisingly good at staying connected, studies show.

Experts Say Americans

Experts Say Americans' Commitment to Masks Could Get Virus Under Control in Two Months

Many states are now enforcing mandatory mask orders to combat rising coronavirus cases across the nation. Mounting evidence suggests masks significantly reduce the transmission of the virus, and experts from the CDC say good mask wearing could mean improvement in two months.

The Sickest Workers Might Be Returning to Work First

The Sickest Workers Might Be Returning to Work First

Healthcare is hard to come by in America without a salaried job, and many with hourly wages and preexisting health conditions are more worried about unemployment than coronavirus. Here’s why the sickest and most vulnerable might be coming to work first.



OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week from August 10-16, 2020

You can participate in OSHA’s Safe + Sound week next month to commit to workplace safety and health. This nationwide event recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers important information for the safety of America’s workers.

How Housekeepers and Domestic Helpers Can Return to Work Safely

How Housekeepers and Domestic Helpers Can Return to Work Safely

The pandemic is still here, but domestic helpers and housekeepers need to work and families want the services. How do both parties resume work safely? The answer is about trust, safety and communication.

Colorado Passes New Law that Entitles Workers to Six Days of Sick Leave

The fight to give workers more days off for paid sick leave is not a new fight, but the recent pandemic has made advocates for this benefit much louder. Now, Colorado has put a somewhat comprehensive one into law.

The Importance of “Walking Meetings” Now and Post-Pandemic

With coronavirus, social distancing and work-from-home orders, we have to get creative on how to connect with coworkers and stay healthy. People are beginning to hold “walking meetings” at six feet apart to kill multiple birds with one stone.

Contact Tracing for Business Explained

Contact Tracing for Business Explained

While public contact tracing apps released by governments have attracted much (negative) attention, business contact tracing solutions play a different but hugely important role in slowing the spread of Covid-19.

ISO 45001 Migration Period Extended! How Can Data Assist in Compliance?

The use of wearable technology has opened a new era in ergonomics, and it is a game changer for risk assessments.

The Magic of New Technology

The Magic of New Technology

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest PPE technologies and why these claims are the new reality.

American Healthcare Workers are Scrambling for PPE. Again.

American Healthcare Workers are Scrambling for PPE. Again.

The coronavirus pandemic is looking a lot like it first did back in March when hospitals were at nearly full capacity, and healthcare workers were short on PPE. It is a frustrating recurrence of a situation all too familiar.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Timeline from December 2019 until Now

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus was first detected back in December of 2019, over 11.8 million people have been infected, and 544,200 have died. A timeline of events from then until now reminds us just how large this crisis is.

General Recordkeeping Criteria in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we do business in this country. Workers who are able to are now working from home, and workers who are in construction or manufacturing are practicing social distancing on the job.

Rumors of a Second Stimulus Check for Workers Making Less than $40,000

Almost three months after the first government stimulus check, most have been spent, and the government is trying to decide if Americans can expect a second check. Recent sources say eligibility may be capped at $40,000 a year.

Six Environmental Controls to Reduce Healthcare Worker Stress During COVID

Six Environmental Controls to Reduce Healthcare Worker Stress During COVID

Frontline healthcare workers face enormous amounts of stress, and burnout is common. Here are six ways you can facilitate emotional wellbeing for your healthcare workers—just by rethinking the environment they work in.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Harming Low Income Workers—Among Other Groups

Coronavirus Disproportionately Harming Low Income Workers—Among Other Groups

Recent studies have shown that a number of factors like income, gender and race increase a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19 or suffering from the pandemic. It is important that employers understand these risks they can better protect their workers.

Pregnant During a Pandemic: What We Know

While pregnant women are not considered at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus, it is worthwhile to understand how to ensure a safe delivery—and how to be a pregnant or a working mother during a pandemic.

OSHA Publishes Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Worker Safety During the Pandemic

OSHA has published frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus pandemic to help protect workers from exposure.

The History of Working From Home

The History of Working From Home

Three months since the coronavirus sent millions of Americans out of their offices to work from home, businesses are realizing that working from home is possible. Telecommuting does not have the best track record, but things are changing.

Creating a Safety Culture in a Small Business Environment

If you are a small business that has decided to reopen for business, how can you work to create a safety culture, now and in the age of ‘the new normal’?

NIOSH Study Looks at Health Risk Behaviors among Construction Workers

NIOSH Study Looks at Health Risk Behaviors among Construction Workers

A recent study looked at the top risk behaviors among workers in construction, and the results indicate that construction workers may benefit from targeted interventions and health programs to address workplace-specific hazards.

A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

A Mask User Guide: Which Protects You Best?

Face coverings are recommended across the country and required in many places. But how do you know what type of mask, or fabric, is best? Here’s a user guide to understanding your options.

Columbia Southern University Adds Four Program Concentrations

Columbia Southern University designs program focuses to meet evolving industry trends.

Las Vegas Workers Sue Casinos over COVID-19

Earlier this week, casino workers sued Las Vegas casinos after reports that many workers fell ill to COVID-19. The lawsuit complains that the casinos did not require workers to wear face masks.

The Jobless Getting Paid More than the Essential

The Jobless Getting Paid More than the Essential

Back in May, “hero” pay for essential workers largely ended. Now, unemployed individuals are making more than many essential workers who are wondering what they are worth.

The CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Seafood Processing Workers

The CDC, OSHA and FDA recently published an advisory for seafood processing workers and COVD-19 protections.

Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

Healthcare Workers Face Online Threats for Advising the Public

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are working overtime to keep up with the increasing numbers of coronavirus patients coming in, and in some areas, hospitals are at near full capacity. While healthcare workers are trying to do their jobs and stay healthy with limited staff and PPE, many are facing threats and fearing for their own safety.

Columbia Southern Delivers Consistency and Career Help for Live From Safety 2020

Another ASSP Safety show has come and gone, and OH&S has enjoyed participating—even virtually. OH&S Live From sponsor, Columbia Southern University (CSU), delivered an impressive amount of resources, tips and course guides despite the unprecedented circumstances.

Tips to Help Employees Manage Diabetes at Work

Diabetes affects many workers, and it's important to know how to prioritize their health and manage unique risks.

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

Infection Control: Adapting Worksites at Active Healthcare Facilities

It’s critical to consider how factors like emergency management, patient flow, security, life safety and infection prevention and control all are affected by construction, and endeavor to minimize the impact work has on occupied spaces.

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