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July 31, 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.

General Resources

NIOSH Science Blog Post: The Role of Organizational Support and Healthy Work Design
A new NIOSH Science Blog post focuses on organizational support to reduce employee stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog is part of a series of blogs by the NIOSH Healthy Work Design (HWD) and Well-Being Program on issues impacted by the pandemic.

Carpooling Infographic
CDC has published an infographic with suggestions for how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when carpooling to and from work.

Industry-Specific Resources 

Checklist for Seafood Processing Worksites  

A Checklist for Seafood Processing Worksites is now available to help seafood processing worksites align their COVID-19 assessment and control plans with CDC/OSHA Worker Protection Guidance. Information on the guidance webpage will help both seafood processing workers and employers stay safe.


Fact Sheets for Public Health Inspectors

CDC has published new fact sheets for public health inspector employers and employees. The fact sheets provide specific measures to protect staff against COVID-19 while at work.

Considerations for Commercial Drivers Working Over the Road During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Recorded Podcast Series

Recorded July 24 for the Teamster Nation Podcast, this podcast series presents three discussions with a NIOSH expert on 1) COVID-19 prevention and some ways drivers can protect themselves and reduce COVID-19 exposure, 2) cleaning and disinfection, and 3) high-risk workers. Access the podcast series through the link above.


Upcoming Webinar


August 4, 3–4 p.m. (EDT): Reopening America: Return to the Workplace Safely

Presenters, including from NIOSH, will discuss the background on COVID-19, steps to prevent and reduce transmission, and how to maintain a healthy work environment and business operation. A Q&A session will take place at the end of the presentation. Register for this free webinar hosted by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association


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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