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AIHA Backs Vaccination as COVID-19 Control Strategy

August 16, 2021

AIHA voices its support for employers who find innovative ways to encourage vaccination among workers or develop workable programs to mandate vaccination in the workforce where warranted. In consideration of the COVID-19 delta variant’s aggressive spread and potential to overwhelm hospitals and healthcare systems, AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and…

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Mitigating Risks, Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

August 3, 2021

By: Barbara Nessinger, Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace OSHA recently published guidance intended for employers and workers, in workplace settings outside of healthcare, to help identify risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19. Also designed to help employers determine appropriate control measures to implement, here is an overview of OSHA’s detailed guidance.  …

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EXPERT ALERT: AIHA Voices Urgent Concerns about OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on Occupational Exposure to COVID-19, Welcomes Progress

July 27, 2021

What: AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, welcomes the publication of an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on occupational exposure to COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, AIHA expresses concerns related to several aspects of…

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AIHA Issues Guidance to Protect Volunteers from COVID-19 During Natural Disaster Response and Recovery

May 25, 2021

The guidelines provide volunteers with information about how volunteer organizations operate during a response to severe natural disasters AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring OEHS in the workplace and community, announced recommendations designed to protect unpaid natural disaster response volunteers from COVID-19. The free guidelines also provide volunteers with…

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Air Sampling Verses Dispersion Modeling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 19, 2021

Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr., CIH, CSP, FAIHA, Contributor As the American economy recovers and workers return to work, there is concern the air may contain the SARS CoV-2 virus. This is especially of concern if it is found there is no long-term immunity from recovered individuals. People in various industries may work and/or live in…

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Air Sampling Verses Dispersion Modeling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 2, 2021

Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr., CIH, CSP, FAIHA, Contributor As the American economy recovers and workers return to work, there is concern the air may contain the SARS CoV-2 virus. This is especially of concern if it is found there is no long-term immunity from recovered individuals. People in various industries may work and/or live in…

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Avetta receives global recognition for efforts to educate supply chain partners during the pandemic

February 12, 2021

The Stevie® Awards honors Avetta’s innovative efforts in sales, customer service and content marketing during the outbreak Avetta®, the leading provider of supply chain risk management software, is receiving global honors for taking an early initiative to educate supply chain partners regarding challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. Avetta will receive recognition for its content marketing campaign at…

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Ergodyne Emphasizes Importance of Proper Face Covering in Pending Covid Surge

February 10, 2021

Leading safety work gear innovator Ergodyne issued a statement today on the importance of continued diligence in proper face covering ahead of another predicted Covid-19 surge. With the potential spread of more contagious Covid-19 strains looming, epidemiologists are persistent in their messaging that the pandemic is far from over. Vaccinations are a major step, but…

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Should Employers Require Covid-19 Vaccinations?

February 3, 2021

Vaccines approved under Experimental Use Authorizations (EUAs) will be available soon. In theory, this should make re-opening businesses easier. As immunity develops within the population, the case-count will drop, and the many restrictions will be eased. Realistically, individual immunity will require about 2-3 months following the initial vaccine dose to develop fully. At best, in…

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Innovations in safety during the COVID-19 era

February 3, 2021

Sean Stinson, Contributor Responding to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic brought about several, once-unthinkable challenges to the safety industry. Along with protecting workers from the daily risks of an industrial worksite, organizations were suddenly faced with continuing operations— while also keeping their people healthy and safe from a rapidly spreading disease. At the onset of the…

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