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Emergency CalOSHA Regulations to Protect Workers From COVID-19

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We knew they were coming! 

The new CalOSHA regulations to protect California workers from getting COVID-19 in the workplace have arrived. The timing coincides with rapidly increasing case rates and a new round of statewide lockdowns.

On November 19, 2020, the CalOSHA Standards Board adopted emergency temporary standards to protect workers from COVID-19. On November 30th, the rule was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.  

IWBI, SandSI Announce Global Collaboration to Intensify Sports Industry's Response to COVID-19

International WELL Building Institute Partners with Sport and Sustainability International to Provide COVID-19 Resources to SandSI Members Across the World
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NEW YORK, December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI), announced today a joint strategic partnership to intensify the global sports industry’s health and safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Problems With Palm Oil

By: John A. Lanier
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With high international demand for a low-price commodity material produced in the developing world, the palm oil industry sprung up without corresponding procedures and oversight to limit abuses.

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With high international demand for a low-price commodity material produced in the developing world, the palm oil industry sprung up without corresponding procedures and oversight to limit abuses.

Antea Group Announces New Service Offering: Resources-as-a-Service

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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA has introduced a new service to their Health and Safety offerings called Resources-as-a-Service (RaaS). RaaS is Antea Group’s customizable staffing solution to temporary environmental, health, safety, and sustainability resourcing needs.                                                                                                                                           

Companies Refocus Efforts on Essential Workers, but More Support Is Needed

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As the United States breaks the record for most deaths in one day this Wednesday, the strain on healthcare and essential workers has become immense.

'NEXT Coalition' of Leading U.S. Engineering, Construction Firms Wins Construction Dive Magazine's Coveted Top Innovation Prize

‘Innovator of the Year’ award recognizes alliance’s push for enhanced construction safety during COVID-19 pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As the COVID-19 pandemic deepened, leading U.S. engineering and construction firms joined forces in May, leveraging their deep safety expertise and best practices in a campaign to ensure the well-being of crews and office teams facing the outbreak’s complex challenges.

Now for that push with pilot projects already in play, the NEXT Coalition is being honored, winning Construction Dive magazine’s coveted “Innovator of the Year” award.

Black & Veatch, Oncor Consulting Launch Passport™ Certification Program to Enhance Workplace, Commercial Property Safety

Certification effort will leverage Black & Veatch’s COVID-19 services suite as a platform to provide new facility, population health solutions to commercial property, franchise owners and education sites
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – There’s a need to forge alliances and working groups to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. Oncor Consulting is among those leading the charge, collaborating with Black & Veatch through their health and safety solutions alliance to deliver a holistic approach to managing population health and creating healthy spaces to work and learn.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

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While most office-workers have been working from home for much of this year, there is a slow but growing trend towards opening office spaces for limited numbers of employees to gather and collaborate. Employers recognize the value of in-person meetings for building stronger teams and sparking innovation. Of course, going into the office during a pandemic is quite different. We now know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced through talking and breathing.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Announces $50K USD Pandemic Response Prize

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More than ever, we, Cisco, believe in the power of technology to solve global problems. In recent history, never have we been more in need of innovative technology solutions that positively impact nearly every aspect of society. From public health and food systems to the world of work and unemployment, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the global landscape. Over 1.3 million people have lost their lives.

Ecolab Receives First EPA Approval for Biofilm Disinfection in Drains

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ST. PAUL, Minn., November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, is the first to receive EPA product approval for disinfection of biofilms[i] in wastewater drains for its Virasept™ product – an important part of a comprehensive environmental hygiene program designed to help effectively combat bacterial growth in hospitals.

Virasept (EPA Reg. No. 1677-226) is a patented, peracid mixture, ready-to-use cleaner, deodorizer and hospital disinfectant. 

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