Safety Speak: Wildfire Smoke, COVID-19 Case Surges in the U.S. and Mental Health Resources for the Workplace

Episode 36

Safety Speak: Wildfire Smoke, COVID-19 Case Surges in the U.S. and Mental Health Resources for the Workplace

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast we will discuss Washington’s proposed regulation to protect workers from wildfire smoke, new surges in Coronavirus cases and decreases in the antibodies that create “virus immunity.” Towards the end, we will go in-depth on mental health in the age of COVID-19 – how employees might be at an increased risk for mental health issues and how employers can help.

In this Safety Speak episode of the podcast we will discuss Washington’s proposed regulation to protect workers from wildfire smoke, new surges in Coronavirus cases and decreases in the antibodies that create “virus immunity.” Towards the end, we will go in-depth on mental health in the age of COVID-19 – how employees might be at an increased risk for mental health issues and how employers can help.

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Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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