May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in the United States, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis and a suicide epidemic, on top of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, approximately 47,000 Americans die by suicide. It is a preventable public health problem and one of the leading causes of death across […]
Category: Health and Wellness
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 […]
In our most recent episode of EHS on Tap, host Justin Scace spoke with Lorraine M. Martin, the president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC) about the NSC’s recently launched Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) Task Force.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jointly issued interim guidance for meat- and poultry-processing facilities to protect workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-accident drug testing is one of the most persistent problems for occupational health and safety managers. The issue has been complex for some time, but the recent patchwork of state regulations surrounding the legalization of cannabis (or marijuana) adds a whole other level of potential confusion. So for today’s episode of EHS on Tap, sponsored […]
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued guidance on COVID-19 infection protection in childcare services. Employers must update their Injury and Illness Protection Programs (IIPP) to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19, according to Cal/OSHA.
It’s impossible to avoid at this point, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is on everyone’s mind. Sports leagues around the world have shut down, companies are going fully remote, and colleges have switched to being exclusively online.
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought a renewed focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus—referred to as 2019-nCOV or SARS-CoV-2—first identified in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019.