New OSHA guidance targets pandemic flu

first_img OSHA pandemic influenza guidancehttp://www.osha.gov/Publications/influenza_pandemic.html The guidelines, released Feb 6 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), were developed with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and offer advice for all types of work settings, from retail stores to hospitals. The 47-page document is part of a national pandemic preparation effort detailed in President Bush’s pandemic strategy, the DOL said in a press release. The guide also discusses personal protective equipment for employees. It explains the capabilities and limitations of masks and respirators and walks employers through various respirator options, from disposable N95 masks to models that resist industrial oils. Former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, who frequently coaches businesses on pandemic preparations in his current role as chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, praised OSHA for issuing the new guidance. Recommended prevention measures range from supplying workers in lower-risk settings with soap, sanitizer, and other supplies to outfitting employees in high-risk jobs with appropriate respirators. “I’m surprised and excited that OSHA is stepping into this,” Thompson told CIDRAP News, adding that speaking at business conferences puts him in close touch with the concerns business executives have about workplace safety in the event of a pandemic. “The guide is very apropos to what businesses are looking for,” he said. See also: “The more information we have and the more planning we can do, the better off we’ll be,” Thompson said. “This is a good step forward.” Feb 8, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Labor (DOL) has introduced workplace health guidelines to help businesses understand their pandemic influenza risks and what they need to do to prepare. The centerpiece of the guidance is a four-level pyramid that stratifies workplaces by pandemic flu risk zones and links each zone with suggested preventive steps. For example, a data-entry office with little contact with the public would be classified as a lower-risk zone, while a dentist’s office where aerosol-generating procedures are performed would be a “very high” risk zone. The guide walks employers through several pandemic preparation steps, such as stockpiling infection control supplies and providing employees with a central source for pandemic flu information. The document details what businesses should include in their pandemic plans and offers employers several suggestions about how to maintain business operations during a pandemic. Examples include installing plastic sneeze shields in customer-contact areas to minimize exposure to the virus and expanding Internet, drive-through, or home-delivery customer service strategies. Feb 6 OHSA press release “In anticipation of a flu pandemic, our top priority is protecting the safety and health of America’s working men and women,” said Edwin G Foulke Jr, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. “Employers and employees should use this guidance to help identify risk levels and implement appropriate control measures to prevent illness in the workplace.”last_img read more

Giorgio Chiellini hands Juventus injury boost

first_imgSarri hopes to have Chiellini ready to return as soon as the experienced centre-back feels physically comfortable, with Juve entering a potentially decisive part of the season in which they play five games in 16 days.The Bianconeri head to Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday before two games next week, including a Coppa Italia clash with Milan on February 13. The first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Lyon is on February 26.“He’s proceeding as scheduled. Giorgio is alternating between individual and team training,” Sarri said to reporters.“The progress that he is making is very important. The most important thing right now is to listen to what he says to us. Clinically, he is totally healed. All that matters now is how he feels.”Maurizio Sarri hopes to have Giorgio Chiellini available soon, although he will not rush back the defender. https://t.co/iGBx30oBzh #football #soccer #Football— Sportskeeda Football (@SK_Football) February 7, 2020Sarri has no concerns about the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo, who turned 35 this week and struggled in the first part of the season with a knee problem.“Cristiano was in excellent condition in today’s training and has been ever since he got over his knee trouble,” he said.Sarri plans to give more playing time to Adrien Rabiot, who has started four Serie A games in 2020 after starting just five times in the league before the turn of the year.However, he insists Blaise Matuidi will have an important role to play during the remainder of the season. Read Also: Ronaldo wishes himself happy 35th birthday as Juventus superstar defies his age“Rabiot is improving a lot and is in a very good moment, so I’ve picked him rather than other midfielders, but we can’t forget who Matuidi is and what strengths he has,” said Sarri.“In the long run, Matuidi is one of those players who is always useful. This is just one period; there are lots of games to play.“But now, I honestly think we have to give this guy [Rabiot] some consistency. He’s finding confidence and form. I think he can improve further. I think it’s important now to let him play four or five games to find consistency.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Maurizio Sarri hopes to have Giorgio Chiellini available soon, although he will not rush back the defender. Giorgio Chiellini is close to making his Juventus return, head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.Advertisementcenter_img The 35-year-old had surgery in September on a ruptured cruciate ligament and was ruled out for six months. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Richards-Porter Happy Earning From Chess

first_imgWhile some Jamaicans may not earn a comfortable living from their professional sporting pursuits, Woman International Chess Master Deborah Richards-Porter says that chess has taken her places and has given her a business from which she can live comfortably. Richards-Porter is the first Woman International Chess Master in the English-speaking Caribbean. Besides playing the sport she loves, she operates her own business, teaching chess to over 100 students. It is set up at different schools, while during summer and Christmas holidays, she has specific programmes tailored for her clients. “I have a chess business; I have chess as a profession, and seasonal programme for students who are interested in learning every day,” Richards Porter told The Gleaner. “You can make a decent living from chess, because I graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI). I was doing research, and I stopped it to come and teach chess,” she outlined. Like most things, however, the flag-bearer says it depends on who you are and how you go about marketing and doing it. “It (chess) takes up a lot of my time, most of my life is chess right now, and working is more fun than work for me,” she reasoned. NOT ENOUGH RECOGNITION According to the veteran, Jamaicans need recognise chess as a sport. “No, I would not say I have gotten adequate recognition as a player. I think most people don’t know what is happening in and round chess. More has to be done from our side in terms of pushing sports that are not track and field and football so that we can get our recognition,” she underlined. The player began her career at 16 and described it as kind of a coincidence” how she started, as she was a former table tennis player. “Seven months after playing, I became national champion, and about a month after that, I was on my first plane ride going to Slovenia to play the chess Olympiad at the time,” she continued. Richards Porter added, “I found out within the first year that chess could take me places.” She has represented Jamaica at five Chess Olympiads, dating 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. She was named the RJR Sports Foundation Woman Chess Player of the Year. – S.F.last_img read more

James White motivated by Phoenix’s early exit last conference

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And White plans to use those teachings as he immerses himself with the Fuel Masters for the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup and try to replicate the success he had in Kia with Phoenix.White was the import that led the Enforcer to their first and only playoffs appearance after finishing the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup with a 6-5 record.“I get motivation from my teammates, they went through a lot of things, a lot of adversity,” said White, referring to Phoenix’ failed playoffs bid in the Philippine Cup.The furthest the Fuel Masters got in the Philippine Cup was a playoff for the 8th seed where they lost to TNT.“They got a playoff only to be knocked out so I think that emotion carried over and now we’re motivated,” said White. “We’re just getting motivated to keep moving forward and keep pushing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When James White first entered the PBA, the then 22-year-old was just few months removed from his time with Georgia Tech.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UAAP football: UST clinches Final Four spot at expense of UE White, though, had seamless adjustment to the life in the Philippines, thanks to legendary Manny Pacquiao, who was the player-coach of Kia back in 2016.A couple of years have passed since White and Pacquiao shared the same uniform, but the teenage-looking import hasn’t forgotten the lessons the eight-division boxing World champion had taught him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The biggest lesson he gave me is to keep working hard no matter what, even though you’re in a situation where you don’t want to work, you just got to keep going,” said White, who is now part of Phoenix, said after practice at Upper Deck Sports Center.“You should work harder on the times when you don’t want to work.”last_img read more