Occupational safety and health Press Release
|05/28/2020 - 16:42||
Trump Administration to Distribute Over 15 Million Cloth Facial Coverings to Americas Transportation Workforce
WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump Administration announced millions of cloth facial coverings will be sent to workers in critical sectors of America’s economy.
|05/28/2020 - 12:29||
Rave Mobile Safety Announces Coronavirus Recovery Solution to Enable Industries and Governments to Reopen Safely
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-- ( ) Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted provider of safety communications solutions, today announced its Coronavirus Recovery Solution to create a safe environment for returning workers and restoring business operations.
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|05/27/2020 - 13:48||
Workday Announces New Partnership with Salesforce to Help Organizations Safely Return to Work
Workday and Salesforce’s Work.com Come Together to Help Customers Better Prepare the Workforce and More Safely and Securely Reopen the Workplace.
|05/27/2020 - 11:10||
FREE TRAINING for Comprehensive Emergency Operations Planning: A Framework for Fall 2020
Maine Department of Education is proud to announce that our Maine School Safety Center Team will be hosting a series for all School Administrative Units (SAUs) and their Collaborative Planning Team members to create or review their Emergency Operations Plans.
|05/22/2020 - 16:53||
Governor Phil Scott Announces Limited Reopening of Restaurants, Hair Salons, Additional Health Services
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption of additional business operations, including outdoor seating at restaurants and bars, hair salons and barber shops and some additional health services.
|05/22/2020 - 03:42||
Free Personal Protective Equipment Verification Now Available
Uncertain times lead to a variety of scams and fraudulent sales. DB Research LLC has made it their mission to provide a space where companies can verify their medical equipment purchases, such as face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and more, and assure that their purchased product is certified and of the highest quality. Via the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Database,
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|05/21/2020 - 15:01||
Pandemic Planning Session Set for Safety Conference
PARK RIDGE, IL — As safety and health professionals take on the challenge of preparing their organizations for pandemic recovery and a possible second wave of the virus, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is working to educate the industry on best practices. ASSP’s Safety 2020: Virtual will feature a general session in which safety experts discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and recommend strategies to keep workers safe and healthy during this extraordinary time.
|05/21/2020 - 12:13||
California 3-D printing company teams with Geisinger for PPE donation
DANVILLE, Pa. – When COVID-19 hit, the 3-D Laboratory at Geisinger sprang into action, converting the equipment used to create models of patients’ organs, heart valves or other anatomy to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for caregivers.
|05/20/2020 - 13:58||
Its Time To End the Use of Talc in Loose Powders
The news, announced Tuesday, that Johnson & Johnson will soon end the sale of baby powder with talc is long overdue.
|05/19/2020 - 16:41||
In Major Win for Consumers, Johnson & Johnson Ends Sale of Talc-Based Baby Powders
WASHINGTON ? EWG today welcomed the news that Johnson & Johnson will soon end the sale of talc-based baby powders in the U.S. and Canada, and called on other cosmetic companies to end the use of talc in other loose powders.
|05/19/2020 - 15:12||
Premier Inc. Launches New Program to Invest in Domestic and Diverse Manufacturing Capabilities
In partnership with members, Premier to invest in innovative suppliers, including makers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical commodities; Move represents a long-term strategy to partner with domestic suppliers or those that source from multiple regions to help ensure that a greater proportion of healthcare products are insulated from shortages and available in times of need.
|05/19/2020 - 14:48||
Guest post: Securing the health care supply chain during COVID-19
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the healthcare system are critical to addressing some of today?s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view.
|05/19/2020 - 05:14||
ITF demands safe airports for workers and passengers
The COVID-19 pandemic has exaggerated , not created the issues airport workers are facing today, such as the fragmentation of the industry, subcontracting and outsourcing of labour to precarious workers. As a result of this crisis, many workers have lost their livelihoods with no recompense for being laid-off, regardless of how long they have served the airport.
|05/18/2020 - 18:29||
PROVINCE SUSPENDS PERMITS WITHIN BURNING PERMIT AREA AS PART OF WILDFIRE PREVENTION MEASURES
Manitoba Conservation and Climate reports the current risk of wildfire is high across southern and central regions of the province. As a wildfire prevention measure, all provincial burn permits issued under The Wildfires Act within the burning permit area are suspended immediately and no other permits will be issued until further notice.
|05/18/2020 - 14:17||
Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Delivers Cloth Face Coverings to Maine Association of Broadcasters for Distribution to Essential Media Workers
AUGUSTA, MAINE - To further protect the health and safety of essential employees in Maine, including members of the media, the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is providing 1900 cloth face coverings to the Maine Association of Broadcasters (MAB) for distribution to the state's broadcast media outlets.
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|05/18/2020 - 10:14||
Mexico: Amendment to the Federal Strategy for Reopening of Activities
The order described below is a follow-up to the order establishing the strategy for the reopening and return to social, educational, and economic activities, including additional industries to those considered essential, published on May 14, 2020 (the ? Order ?). (Our alert on the Order can be found here .
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|05/18/2020 - 09:50||
MSF opens a COVID-19 treatment centre in Haiti
Me?decins Sans Frontie?res (MSF) continues to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic by opening a treatment centre in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti ?s capital city, to help provide a coordinated response to the new coronavirus outbreak and strengthen the capacity of the Haitian healthcare system.
|05/18/2020 - 08:41||
America is Looking to Safely Get Back to Work
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions survey of 200+ employers across country found.
|05/18/2020 - 03:58||
Ergonomics at Home: ANSI Members Support Telework with Guidance
As employees transition from conference rooms and cubicles to makeshift home office spaces amid precautionary office closures, practicing proper ergonomics at home is essential for better health and work productivity. For many organizations across the nation, telework may be the new normal, as a recent survey by ANSI member Gartner reveals that 74 percent of CFOs intend to shift at least some employees to remote work permanently post-COVID-19.
|05/17/2020 - 15:37||
UPDATE: Florida Forest Service Continues to Battle 8,663-acre Wildfire in Collier County
Tallahassee, Fla. ? The Florida Forest Service continues to battle a major wildfire in Collier County in Southwest Florida and is asking motorists and residents to remain clear of the area.
|05/15/2020 - 14:19||
UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft collaborate to launch ProtectWell protocol and app to support return-to-workplace planning and COVID-19 symptom screening
ProtectWell™ provides employers a return-to-workplace framework backed by CDC guidelines and the latest clinical science Protocol is supported by the ProtectWell™ smartphone app that screens for COVID-19 symptoms and clears employees for daily work Solution powered by Microsoft technologies to enable scalability, security, privacy and compliance ProtectWell™ will be offered free of charge to employers in the United States.
|05/15/2020 - 14:11||
Essential supermarket workers face everyday suffering and managerial abuse - study
Supermarkets can be places of everyday abuse for their staff The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted how important essential supermarket workers are, but in reality, they are often amongst the most poorly paid and undervalued employees within our society.
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|05/15/2020 - 13:20||
Millions of workers face tough choices as high-risk work re-opens during COVID-19
OTTAWA ? As provinces begin re-opening, following a COVID-19 enforced shutdown that protected millions of workers from high-risk workplaces, many workers will be pressured to go back to jobs that will put them at great risk of infection.
|05/15/2020 - 13:19||
Alert: Tests Find Asbestos in Talc-Based Eye Shadow Kits
WASHINGTON ? The notorious human carcinogen asbestos has been found in two talc-containing eye shadow palettes, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.
|05/15/2020 - 05:18||
Jason Habinsky in Xpert HR Podcast: COVID-19 Employer Reopening Compliance Challenges
Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jason Habinsky was featured on an Xpert HR podcast about the legal issues New York employers should consider as they prepare to reopen their worksites.
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