Tag: masks

Study: Mask Supplies, Policies Lowered COVID-19 Risks

National COVID-19 occupational safety and health guidelines that include providing face coverings or personal protective equipment (PPE) and instituting face covering policies were associated with lowered COVID-19 risk, according to a new study. Brigham Young University researchers looked at how closely COVID-19 occupational safety and health guidelines in 36 countries conformed to recommendations from the […]

NIOSH Finds Evidence Supporting Universal Masking

While universal masking alone provided a reduced level of exposure to infectious particles, researchers with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found evidence supporting a layered approach—physical distancing, ventilation, and masking—to control the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Results of a study out of NIOSH’s Health Effects Laboratory in […]

COVID-19 Variant Surges: 11 Key Questions and Answers for Employers

Like you, we had hoped COVID-19-related issues would have waned by now and we could all move forward with a return to “normal.” Not so fast, apparently, as the disease’s delta variant has surged, and tensions between the pro- and antivaccination contingents have heightened. More employers are taking charge of the coronavirus narrative at work, […]

Where Are We on Masks and COVID-19?

As guidelines continue to evolve, you may be wondering if you can ditch your supply of disposable face masks. While they became fixtures of the pandemic, disposable face masks are not government-approved personal protective equipment (PPE). But isn’t the pandemic in our rearview mirror? Aren’t we done with masks already? If you’re in the transportation […]

Ask the Expert: Face Masks and Summer Heat

Our experts at EHS Hero® recently received a subscriber-submitted question regarding guidance to prevent heat illness, specifically for those workers who are wearing masks as a means of COVID-19. Read on to see what our experts had to say. Q: With summer temperatures on the rise and a growing focus on heat related illness, is there any […]

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CDC Mask Guidance: Employers Should Not Overreact

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can shed their masks in many settings, including indoors, no doubt came as welcome news to mask-weary workers, but employers are warned not to relax rules too quickly.