COVID-19

Implementing Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Getting Back to Work Safely

October 13, 2021

By Kevin J. McMahon, MS, CIH, Contributor As construction companies navigate reopening safely amid the second COVID Delta variant wave, employers should continue to follow and implement guidelines for preventing the spread and risk of COVID-19 in construction environments, to themselves, their employees, and visitors to their worksites. AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals…

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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…

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Update on STAFDA’s Orlando Convention & Trade Show, October 24-26

August 15, 2021

As new challenges arise with the COVID-19 Delta variant, health and safety continues to be STAFDA’s top priority. Orlando has a proven track record of hosting safe and healthy meetings. Since reopening, the city has hosted 100+ meetings at the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accredited Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).  Orlando’s airport and STAFDA’s…

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COVID-19 Stress Among Your Workers?

June 1, 2021

Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Solutions Are Critical A NIOSH Science Blog post By: Jeannie A. S. Nigam, MS, Jessica M. K. Streit, PhD, MS, Tapas K. Ray, PhD, Naomi Swanson, PhD, Contributors Experiencing an infectious disease outbreak can cause fear, anxiety and stress.1-5 Along with overwhelming uncertainty and new behavioral ‘norms’ (e.g., cloth face covering…

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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…

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Signs and Wayfinding for COVID-19 and Beyond

March 10, 2021

By Brian McFadden Many thought the COVID-19 crisis would be over in a few months. Instead, we’ve seen the pandemic persist; case numbers rise, fall, and rise again. Businesses still need to protect their employees and customers, but it’s time to take a longer view of the protective steps that we take. Signage and wayfinding…

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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…

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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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Eye protection and COVID-19

November 11, 2020

By Maureen Paraventi, Editor The role of eye protection in preventing injuries and illnesses to workers due to projectiles like flying wood or metal chips; chemical or grease splashes; ultraviolet or infrared radiation or disease-carrying pathogens is well-established, but it is that last category that is garnering new interest. The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting employers…

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Reopening Strategies Drive Need for Safe Refilling Solutions for Sanitizers and Disinfectants

August 21, 2020

As major segments of the economy attempt to formulate and implement effective re-opening strategies that meet state guidelines, many are forced to make critical decisions regarding mandating masks, enforcing social distancing and improving cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Given the accelerated cleaning efforts, many businesses are opting to procure disinfectants and hand sanitizer in bulk. However,…

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