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The Monthly Newsletter of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

July 17, 2020

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As part of NIOSH’s efforts to keep our stakeholders up to date on the CDC and NIOSH COVID-19 response, below is a summary of new information posted this week.

Industry Specific Resources

New Summary Strategies to Optimize the Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During Shortages 
This quick reference table summarizes CDC’s strategies to optimize PPE supplies in healthcare settings and provides links to CDC’s full guidance documents on optimizing supplies.

New Translations for Manufacturing Facility Resources
CDC has translated two quick reference guides for manufacturing facilities: Key Strategies for Employers and Tips for Employees. Now available in 13 languages, these guides provide recommendations and strategies for preventing COVID-19 in manufacturing facilities. These printable one-page flyers may be found on the Manufacturing Facility Assessment Toolkit webpage.

Upcoming Webinars

July 23, 2–3 p.m. (EDT): COVID-19 Safety: How to Restart Operations and Maintain a Healthy Workplace  

Presenters, including from NIOSH, will discuss safe approaches to preparing for and maintaining a healthy workplace, including office building guidance. Learn more and register here.


July 30, 2 p.m. (EDT): CPWR-NIOSH-OSHA COVID-19 Webinar Series: Addressing COVID-19’s Health Disparity

Join a panel of speakers from NIOSH, CPWR, and OSHA as they discuss how to address minority and ethnic groups at risk for COVID-19 with effective health and safety messaging. Learn more and register here.

For More Information 

For more information, please visit the COVID-19 webpage. To stay up to date on new developments, sign up for the COVID-19 newsletter.


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