Building owners reopening vacant buildings as stay-at-home orders expire may need to flush plumbing fixtures weekly to prevent harmful organisms from growing in plumbing, according to a pre-press research study.
The COVID-19 outbreak is at top of mind for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals nationwide.
California employers now must protect worker from both COVID-19 infections and heat illness as the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued extreme heat warnings for several parts of the state. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminded employers they must assess each worksite and protect their workers from heat illness while also […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing workplace safety and health requirements as states throughout the country begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions and workplaces reopen. The changes include updated requirements for recording cases of COVID-19.
As state stay-at-home orders begin to lift and workplaces reopen, are you ready for employee concerns about their safety and health in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? How will you respond if an employee files a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or a state workplace safety and health agency? Employers must […]
Reopening businesses and returning employees to traditional work environments post-quarantine will be the most nuanced and complex actions American employers will undertake in the coming months. To help them prioritize safety during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Safety Council (NSC)—based on recommendations from the SAFER task force—identified the 10 universal actions every employer […]
As state stay-at-home orders begin to expire, employers should take steps to protect employees at higher risk of severe illness before reopening, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued guidelines for long-haul truckers concerned about their health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines cover both steps truckers can take themselves and practices employers should adopt to protect the health and safety of their employees.
On May 11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert for dental practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA alerted employers and workers to increased risk of occupational exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
When we started the Faces of EHS series back in January, we envisioned it as a bi-weekly series where we could chat with professionals who are on the front lines of environment, health, and safety (EHS) work. It was our goal to get myriad perspectives on the breadth and scope of what EHS pros are […]
There’s a whole lot of information currently floating around about the COVID-19 pandemic. The trouble for those of you in Environment, Health, and Safety roles is that it can be difficult to hunt through all the noise to find actionable steps you can take now to prepare your organization to safely reopen to your workforce […]