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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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Safety Leaders Respond to Duke University Project on Face Mask Efficacy

August 19, 2020

Leaders at safety work gear manufacturer Ergodyne issued a statement urging caution when it comes to headlines regarding studies on the efficacy of face coverings in limiting the spread of COVID-19. In the rapidly unfolding world of COVID-19 response, numerous studies comparing the effectiveness of various mask materials in stopping the spread of the virus…

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Safely Getting Back to Work: Four Ways to Reduce the Spread of Germs in Your Manufacturing Facility

August 17, 2020

By Colwin Chan, Contributor and JoAnn Mrgich, Contributors Manufacturing workers are some of the employees that have the highest risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in your facility. It’s important to identify and minimize the exposure risks as much as possible to help them safely return to work during the pandemic. COVID-19 has…

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Understanding, Preventing & Responding to COVID-19 with Signage

August 9, 2020

By Brian McFadden, Contributor Many workplaces are struggling with the dynamic circumstances of COVID-19 in their area. This can involve confusion about the illness itself, as well as the changing requirements for preventing or responding to an infection. UNDERSTANDING THE SPREAD The SARS-CoV-2 virus is mostly transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets, which…

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