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Business as “Usual”?

by Pete Cherecwich, President of Northern Trust Asset Servicing
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“Business-as-usual” is a funny saying these days. The reality is that we are no longer functioning in the old business-as-usual environment. The pandemic sparked the end of that era, and our “usual” has reached a state of constant evolution. How we work, interact, and lead has changed and will continue to do so.

VF Welcomes New Crew of Associates...Robots

VF is utilizing a groundbreaking form of automation—by way of robots—to heighten a safe work environment for associates that increases productivity three-fold.
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A crew of 11 robots have joined VF associates at a distribution center (DC) in Martinsville, VA, for a pilot program that launched in August 2020. The bots, manufactured by Locus Robotics, create an ergonomic workspace and help support associates by increasing social distancing in response to COVID-19. With health and safety more critical than ever and productivity up 63%, VF is looking to bring bots to DCs throughout the globe.​

LIXIL Helps to Protect Teachers Through Donation of 20,000 Face Shields

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., October 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Americas, a water technology company known for its kitchen and bath brands American Standard, GROHE and DXV, today announced plans to support teachers across the country through a donation of more than 20,000 face shields. 

The initiative is part of the company’s Community Day efforts in which LIXIL employees participate in activities to give back to their respective communities. This year, employees across North America will be provided with face shields to assemble and donate to local teachers. 

IWBI and Power the Polls Collaborate to Offer Free Safety Education on COVID-19 for Poll Workers Across the U.S.

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NEW YORK, October 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Power the Polls are pleased to announce a collaboration to offer evidence-based health and safety education on COVID-19 to the more than 650,000 people who have said they want to be a poll worker through Power the Polls. With the current poll worker shortage and health and safety a top priority this election, IWBI and Power the Polls are offering the training at no cost to help ensure both poll worker and voter safety while also boosting poll worker recruitment efforts. 

Department of Defense Study Finds Risk of Exposure To COVID-19 Is Almost Non-Existent on United Flights

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The results are in: Your risk of exposure to COVID-19 is almost non-existent on our flights (yes, even on a full flight). 

Learn more about the robotic mannequins, biodefense sensors and the results of this U.S. Department of Defense study here.

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Merck Receives Excellence in Health & Well-Being Award

Company receives platinum recognition from Business Group on Health
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Merck is honored to recognized by the Business Group on Health as a Best Employer: Excellence in Health and Well-being for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the nation.

Only Two in 10 Wash Their Hands to Protect Others, Impacting People and Businesses

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In connection to the Global Handwashing Day 2020, Essity is releasing new facts on hand hygiene from their global hygiene and health survey performed in July 2020. It is clear that COVID-19 has had major impact on people’s behavior, not the least on hand hygiene. Two out of three have changed the way they wash their hands, with 75 percent saying that they wash their hands more often. But is it enough?

Who do You wash your hands for?

Leading HSE In The Ongoing Crisis Response

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NeoConnect | Raising the Bar as We Rethink the Workspace CEU

Featuring Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
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Explore what’s next for NeoCon’s Workspace and join us through NeoConnect for the second installment of our two-part virtual program. Panelists will build on part one’s dialogue about the future definition and context of the office. Attendees will join leading minds who are actively researching why communal work is more critical to organizational success than ever, and who are developing the ground-breaking products and environments that will allow employees to safely return to the workspace.

Tork® Site Safety Guide Shares Hygiene and Safety Recommendations for Manufacturers

Hygiene and health company Essity has developed the Tork Site Safety Guide for Manufacturing to share best practices
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