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Stress in the Workplace: Safety Topics - April 2020 - Week 4
The coronavirus has affected nearly every person, either directly through illness or by the precautions put in place to prevent the spread of the illness. These circumstances and changes can lead to increased stress in your workplace. Awareness of the effects of stress and how to cope in a healthy manner is important. This week we will discuss what stress is, commons signs of distress, how to help each other, and what steps you can take to care for yourself. Lastly, we will have an open discussion about your thoughts and feelings regarding current circumstances and how to get through this as a team.
Safety Masks: Weekly Safety Topics - April 2020 - Week 2
Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed an increased amount of people wearing masks in public. There has been a lot of conflicting and sometimes confusing information provided by social and news media. This week we will discuss when it’s necessary to wear a mask, how to properly handle a mask, and the different types.
Covid-19 FAQs: Safety Topics - April 2020 - Week 1
Over the past few weeks, there has been a barrage of information regarding the virus causing COVID-19. Most of this information has produced more questions than answers. This week we will focus on answering a few of the most commonly asked questions, specifically for the workplace.
COVID-19 Terms: Safety Topics - March 2020 - Week 5
Ever since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak began, new terms are constantly used by the media and health professionals when trying to communicate information to the general public. The technical name for this virus is SARS-CoV-2 and the respiratory disease it causes is coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. It is easy to hear an unfamiliar term and misunderstand its meaning so this week we will discuss the most commonly used terms, what they mean, and how you can better understand the situation in your area based on the terms used.
COVID-19: Safety Topics - March 2020 - Week 3
Many workplaces are facing challenges as a result of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With restaurants, gyms, and other entertainment centers closing across the counter, education and communication are critical tools in preparing for and reacting to this situation. This week we are going to review some commonly asked questions, discuss the preventative steps workplaces can take, and provide resources to help you gather more information.