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EPA takes action to protect public from coronavirus protection scam

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EPA Region 2 (N.J., N.Y., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and eight Native-American nations) has issued 29 advisory letter and eight notices of warning to entities operating in New York and New Jersey to address pesticide products and devices that were found to be marketed with unsubstantiated claims of efficacy against the novel coronavirus (the cause of COVID-19) and other…

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The epidemic lurking in the shadow of the pandemic

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Twenty-seven hundred dead through July. Not coronavirus. Opioids, according to Tucson.com.  In the first seven months of 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported over 2,700 newly suspected opioid overdose deaths in Arizona. What makes this figure more startling is that there were just over 3,800 suspected opioid deaths in the preceding 30 months. The problem is escalating, and rapidly.  While navigating…

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States submit COVID-19 vaccine plans to CDC

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After the October 16 deadline, states have submitted their plans for distributing the coronavirus vaccine per the CDC’s request, according to Occupational Safety and Health magazine. States such as Texas, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Maryland and California rolled out distribution plans that vary in detail. California: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on October 19 that California will review the safety of coronavirus vaccines…

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Beyond Sustainability: Companies begin to pursue regeneration

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In recent years, U.S. manufacturers have taken major steps to make their supply chains more sustainable to fight climate change, according to an article in Forbes. Levi Strauss is shaking up the apparel sector by committing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions within its own facilities by 90% by 2025. Earlier this year, GM appointed its first chief sustainability officer…

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2020: Confronting wildfires, weather extremes & the pandemic

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By Dave Johnson, Phylmar newsletter editor EHS professionals are confronting a series of crises in 2020 that impact – and expand — their job responsibilities unlike anything encountered before: COVID-19 has infected more than 7.4 million U.S. citizens, caused approximately 210,000 deaths, and forced at least 163,000 businesses to close their doors since March 1, with 60% of those operations…

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5 Crucial Attributes of Learner-Centered Online Training

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“Learner-centered training” has been a popular term in the learning and education field for decades. Why, one might ask, should training be learner centered? Isn’t content more important? Of course, content is important.  But if your learners speak mostly Spanish and your content is entirely in English, how much do you think they will learn?  If your workers are high…

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