COVID-19 offers great opportunity to consider OHS entrepreneurship. If your OHS job has not been subject to lay off, furloughed, or elimination – or some other drastic change – it likely will be in the coming months.
Whether businesses and facilities are preparing to reopen after the COVID-19 shutdowns, or they are performing ongoing efforts to keep their space as clean and sanitized as possible, Goodway Technologies is offering some tips to keep surfaces and the indoor environment safer and cleaner for its occupants. Goodway, which manufactures specialized cleaning and sanitation equipment, has been implementing these steps as they continue to produce solutions for the wide array of industries seeking solutions to keep their employees, customers, and any building occupants safe and healthy.
The CEOs of the nation’s three leading safety organizations teamed up for an insightful discussion about how the occupational safety and health profession is evolving and expanding its presence as industries recover from COVID-19. The free webinar, “COVID-19: A Safety and Health CEO Perspective,” features Jennifer McNelly of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Lorraine Martin of the National Safety Council (NSC) and Larry Sloan of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
Since health and safety initiatives and overall health and safety commentary seem to be focused towards frontline workers, Positional Leaders appear to be getting a free pass on the safety train that already left the station a long, long time ago.
Over my career I’ve had the learning experiences of being told I will not succeed and that I am not good enough to lead. While I see those comments as motivation, my real motivation is to have an impact/legacy on my profession for my family and leave a vision for the next generation.
The history of the COVID-19 pandemic is still being written. When this pandemic ends – and it will end – a new normal may last for months, years, or forever. Planning for the after-effects of a pandemic is necessary.
Among the articles in the August 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have information on creating a spill response plan, reopening workplaces amid COVID-19, advice on choosing EHS software, tips on caring for FR clothing, and much more.