Webpage Highlights CDC Guidance for Chemical Disinfectants
A new NIOSH webpage, Hazard Communication for Disinfectants Used
Against Viruses, provides information on health hazards that could be
caused by cleaning products and disinfectants. Also included are
recommendations for barriers and respiratory protection that workers can
use to protect themselves from these hazards.
Strategies for Protecting K-12 School Staff From COVID-19
published Strategies for Protecting K-12 School Staff
From COVID-19, focusing on keeping K-12 school staff safe and
healthy. This guidance is a supplement to existing CDC considerations and
is intended for K-12 school administrators preparing school programs for
staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (EDT): Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the
Experts will share information about COVID-19 and lessons learned while
operating mine locations during the pandemic. A panel discussion will
focus on new processes and procedures mine companies have adopted in
response to COVID-19, including how they were implemented, monitored, and
sustained to protect the health and safety of miners during essential
operations. The webinar is hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and
Exploration. Registration is required.
26–27, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (PDT): Virtual International COVID-19 and Diabetes
Diabetes Technology Society is hosting this free event to discuss risk reduction by
harnessing the potential of digital health, telemedicine, sensors, and
pharmacology. The summit will feature frontline clinicians, scientists,
engineers, and social scientists to address the question: How can we
protect patients with diabetes from COVID-19? NIOSH’s Dr. David Weissman
will speak about the protection of healthcare workers on August 27 at
11:20 a.m. (PDT). Registration is required.
2–3 p.m. (EDT): Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has added to many people’s
anxiety and stress. Understanding how to respond to these emotions is
important for safety on and off the job. This webinar, part of the Center
for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)-NIOSH COVID-19 Webinar
Series, will discuss how to recognize and manage job stress and where to
go if you need help. Registration is required. Questions may be
submitted at the time of registration.