Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace

Kärcher and Brain Corp. Debut Professional Autonomous Floor Scrubber

April 12, 2022

Kärcher announced the expansion of its autonomous product line by introducing a professional robotic scrubber. The KIRA B 100 R is powered by Brain Corporation’s (“Brain Corp”) BrainOS®, the world’s most proven and commercially validated software platform for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) operating in indoor public spaces. KIRA is an acronym for Kärcher Intelligent Robotic…


From the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP): OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

November 5, 2021

OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccination and testing. The ETS establishes binding requirements to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace. The ETS covers private employers with 100 or more employees firm- or corporate-wide. According to OSHA, in states…


Cority Launches Vaccination Management Solution to Help Organizations Comply with Widespread COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

October 10, 2021

Cority, the leading global enterprise Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) software provider, announced the immediate availability of its new Vaccination Management solution. Designed by certified occupational health and safety experts, the new solution helps organizations streamline and simplify workplace vaccination status management at scale, enabling the collection, validation, and reporting of employee vaccination status and COVID-19…


A Bed at the Power Plant – For Quarantine

July 19, 2021

By Natascha Plankermann, journalist and author for health, education and science-related topics, Düsseldorf (Germany) Since colleagues are afraid of infecting each other with a dangerous virus, the working world has changed for good. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, protection and hygiene at the workplace play a more important role than ever in companies – in some…


Nilfisk: Why Cleaning is Now Business-Critical for All Industries

April 23, 2021

Workplace Material Handling & Safety spoke with Sarah Metz, Field Marketing Manager at Nilfisk about pandemic-related cleaning trends that aren’t going to go away. In fact, says Sarah, they will define the future of cleaning. Sarah has more than six years of industrial industry experience and specializes in campaign marketing highlighting Nilfisk’s complete range of…


Employers, What’s Your Vaccination Strategy?

March 23, 2021

An Employment Lawyer Focused on COVID-19 Issues in the Workplace Shares His Insights Soon, the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available to most employees. Is your organization ready to help them get vaccinated and back to work? Attorney Rick Grimaldi shares insights to help employers get a plan in place now.  At long last the…


Protecting Workers from The Dangers of Welding Fumes

February 22, 2021

By Maureen Paraventi, Editor Clothed in protective gear, surrounded by flying sparks, the welder wields a powerful energy source and generates heat up to 15000°F in order to fuse two materials together into a strong joint – called a weldment – that will be permanent once the parts cool. An economical and efficient process, welding…


Should an employer require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees?

February 19, 2021

By Neal Langerman, PhD Vaccines approved under Experimental Use Authorizations (EUAs) will be available soon. In theory, this should make re-opening businesses easier. As immunity develops within the population, the case count will drop, and the many restrictions will be eased. Realistically, individual immunity will require about 2-3 months following the initial vaccine dose to…


State of the Industry: What We Can Expect from A Biden Presidency

January 14, 2021

By Maureen Paraventi, Editor With the new year comes a new presidential administration – one likely to make significant changes in the environmental health and safety landscape in the U.S. It is impossible to say with certainty what those changes will be, but based on past actions and statements by President-elect Joe Biden, we can…


COVID-19 Update: Still Keeping Your Employees and Your Company Safe

January 14, 2021

Darlene M. Clabault, Contributor Welcome to 2021, where we find ourselves about a year into the pandemic. We’ve learned a lot, but the learning is not over. As scientists continue to learn more about the virus, we need to assimilate that learning to help continue keeping employees and our organizations safe. While the Occupational Safety…


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