Pittsburgh’s Departments of Public Works And Public safety report 16 cases of Coronavirus

The city of Pittsburgh is reporting more than a dozen confirmed coronavirus cases between the departments of Public Safety and Public Works, with 20 Environmental Service employees also off because of health issues and injuries, according to KDKA.

The city says services, especially recycling collection in some East End neighborhoods, are being affected because of “personnel issues involving COVID-19,” employees quarantining and other injuries.

Environmental Services is reporting two employees who tested positive for coronavirus aren’t at work, five are off from “heat-related health issues” or illness and 15 more are off with other injuries.

In the Department of Public Safety, the police bureau has seven employees who have tested positive for coronavirus, fire has five and EMS has two.

The city also says with more people staying home since March, the amount of trash and recycling have increased by 506.9 tons and 40.08 tons respectively.

If Environmental Services hasn’t been around to pick up your trash or recycling, you’re asked to leave it at the curb where it usually is until crews can get to it.

Share on Socials!

Related Articles

Related Articles

Proximity Trace Helps Organizations Minimize Exposure for Workers and Aims to Get Them Back to Work More Safely

In response to the need for greater worker protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, Triax Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) worksite technology, today ...
Read More

Do N95 masks really blow coronavirus into the air? What to know about the viral post

Maybe you’ve seen it — a post on Facebook challenging the effectiveness of masks to combat coronavirus, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. It’s said ...
Read More

Canadian Manufacturer Superior Glove Finds Innovative Ways to Combat Covid-19

Superior Glove, a Canadian manufacturer known for its innovations, has retooled existing facilities to manufacture several new products to help combat COVID-19 and guard against a ...
Read More

Follow Us!

Leaders in Industrial Hygiene

AccuTec-IHS
ENMET
HafcoVac
ILC
OHD

Subscribe!

Sign up to receive our industry publications for FREE!

Industrial Hygiene

Construction Safety