OHS SafetyPod Coronavirus Basics What You Need to Know about COVID 19

Episode 7

OH&S SafetyPod: Coronavirus Basics (What You Need to Know about COVID-19)

OH&S Editors Sydny Shepard and Amanda Smiley discuss the top most frequently asked questions related to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

As many of you know, OH&S SafetyPod does a deep dive into some of the most important topics in the safety industry. However, we decided to take pause from our scheduled content to discuss a very important topic that is dominating the world right now – Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Occupational Health & Safety has been reporting on COVID-19 since the infectious virus began making headlines in China. OH&S Content Editor Amanda Smiley has been researching, learning and writing the articles you see on the OH&S website for months. If you’d like to check them out, feel free to use the coronavirus tab on the homepage of OHSonline.com, you’ll find her in-depth coverage on the virus, N95 respirator masks and updates on the spread of the illness.

The OH&S team was not originally planning to dedicate an episode of the podcast to COVID-19, but a quick look in our search analytics show that our audience is very interested in this topic, with our top searched keywords on the website being: coronavirus, best mask, surgical mask, N95 and masks that are effective against coronavirus.

In this episode we will touch on what is a Coronavirus, how COVID-19 spreads, what you can do to reduce the risk of infection and if masks are effective—or even recommended—way to combat the virus. Listen to this episode of OH&S SafetyPod on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more.

Please keep in mind that this interview was recorded on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 with the most up-to-date information. Depending on when you are listening to this episode, some statistics may have changed. References mentioned in this podcast can be found from the CDC, New York Times, WHO, Al Jazeera, Washington Post and NPR

A special thank you to TSI:

At TSI, our global team strives to provide not only instruments, but also innovative solutions. We operate at both a global scale and a human scale—instruments that measure everything from atmospheric aerosols to the fit of a personal respirator. Turning data into actionable information enables our customers to do their jobs more efficiently. TSI understands the science, the data, and the processes that support your work. Learn more about us a tsi.com/fastfit.

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