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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The use of wearable technology has opened a new era in ergonomics, and it is a game changer for risk assessments.
Here’s a roundup of some of the latest PPE technologies and why these claims are the new reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has published frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus pandemic to help protect workers from exposure.
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.
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’?
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.
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 designs program focuses to meet evolving industry trends.
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.
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, OSHA and FDA recently published an advisory for seafood processing workers and COVD-19 protections.
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.
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.
Diabetes affects many workers, and it's important to know how to prioritize their health and manage unique risks.
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.