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Laura Myers

OSHA’s Guidance on Reopening Non-Essential Businesses

OSHA’s Guidance on Reopening Non-Essential Businesses

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to make its impact around the world, economies are slowly but surely emerging from a standstill—which means that many non-essential business owners are looking for guidance as they ask their employees to come back to work again. OSHA recently released recommendations, called “Guidance on Returning to Work,” that aims

Food Safety: Protecting Processing Workers from COVID-19

Food Safety: Protecting Processing Workers from COVID-19

Food processing facilities, such as ones that process meat and poultry, are considered to be critical infrastructure in the food and agriculture industry. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, all processing facilities that are continuing operations should take measures to protect their workers from being exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace. Recent outbreaks at facilities such

Protecting Agriculture Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Protecting Agriculture Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Every industry faces unique challenges when it comes to protecting their workers as COVID-19 makes an impact around the world. Employees on farms, ranches, and other agriculture production worksites are considered to be essential, but the agricultural sector especially faces difficulties; by the of nature operations, it can be hard to implement social distancing, and

Protecting Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers During the Pandemic

Protecting Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers During the Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus makes its impact around the world, frontline workers have been acknowledged and appreciated. Rightly so, retail workers have been regarded as essential alongside healthcare workers and first responders. Retail employees that work in stockrooms and on loading docks especially play an important role in ensuring that people continue to receive the

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact countries around the world earlier this year, non-essential healthcare procedures and elective surgeries were postponed partly to ensure that sufficient supplies were kept available for hospitals to treat coronavirus patients. Surgery and other medical care is deemed “elective” if the procedure can be delayed, without causing significant

Reopening Gyms: Health + Safety Tips for Fitness Clubs

Reopening Gyms: Health + Safety Tips for Fitness Clubs

As more businesses are given the green light to reopen, health and fitness clubs are beginning to plan how they will safely welcome their members back. Although it’s exciting to work out again, this is a gradual return under specific circumstances. Any reopening of fitness centers must include health and safety protocols that are applicable

Reopening Retail: Social Distancing for Shoppers

Reopening Retail: Social Distancing for Shoppers

Brick-and-mortar retailers have been hit particularly hard by the current coronavirus pandemic. As states slowly begin to allow certain workplaces to reopen, retailers need to bring their employees back, keep customers safe, and adapt operations to a new normal, all while adhering to local government guidelines. It’s a time of uncertainty, but there are a

New Year’s Resolutions for Staying Safe in 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for Staying Safe in 2020

The beginning of the new year offers a great opportunity to not only evaluate our personal performance, but our professional performance as well. It’s possible to create a better quality of life in the workplace; there’s always room for improvement, bad habits to kick, and small changes to make. Consider the year that’s now behind

New Changes in GHS Revision 8  (Published 2019)

New Changes in GHS Revision 8 (Published 2019)

Every two years, the United Nations’ GHS Purple Book receives an update. The Purple Book is the official guiding document for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). It provides framework for GHS adoption, defines the system for hazard classification, and includes guidance on labeling requirements. The 8th revised edition of

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