Executive Directive 18

Executive Directive 18

On September 1, 2021, Executive Directive 18 (ED 180) will take effect. Due to the growing threat from the highly contagious Delta variant, Governor Northam issued ED 18 to help protect Virginia’s workforce. ED 18 addresses disclosure of vaccination status, testing, and masking. These directives are directly applicable for state employees, and your organization could… [Read More]

Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance from the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance from the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

Changes to Inspection Practices for Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Changes to Inspection Practices for Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

The U.S. Department of Labor is updating their practices for inspections of workplace injuries and illnesses. The Site-Specific Targeting Directive will now look at the employer-submitted Form 300A for the three previous years. Reviewing data collected over three years can help identify patterns that lead to illness and injuries. These changes can also allow for… [Read More]

Remembering Dr. Jan Thomas, CSP

Remembering Dr. Jan Thomas, CSP

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Dr. Jan Thomas, CSP, a long-time friend and business associate on the weekend of August 14, 2020. Her sudden passing has been a shock to me and all who knew her. The first time I met Jan, she was a Virginia OSHA inspector inspecting… [Read More]

Statewide Emergency Workplace Safety Standards

Statewide Emergency Workplace Safety Standards

The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board held a series of emergency meetings to create a Statewide Emergency Workplace Safety Standards. Circle Safety’s Managing Director Anna Jolly is a board member and helped develop these guidelines for safer workplaces. These measures have been adopted by Governor Ralph Northam and can found on the Department of… [Read More]

Amy Daniell, CIH Interviewed for Article on Restaurant PPE

Amy Daniell, CIH Interviewed for Article on Restaurant PPE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every industry faces questions regarding the safety of their workers, clients, and community. One of the most affected industries is restaurants. Caroline Hatchett, a restaurant industry writer, recently interviewed Circle Safety and Health Consultant’s Senior Occupational Safety and Health Consultant Amy Daniell, CIH for an article on PPE as restaurants… [Read More]

Surface Sampling for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Surface Sampling for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Recently published studies suggest that SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) may remain viable on different surfaces for up to 72 hours. This emphasizes the need for companies to ramp up their cleaning and disinfecting protocol to minimize the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak at their facility. Cleaning… [Read More]

AIHA’s Back to Work Safety Initiative

AIHA’s Back to Work Safety Initiative

  The AIHA’s Back to Work Safety initiative offers education and guidance for numerous business sectors to safely re-open. These efforts have been recognized by the CDC and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NPR, Washington Examiner, and CNBC, among others. The AIHA’s COVID-19 Re-Open America Guidelines Task Force has developed documents for the… [Read More]

Order your company’s COVID-19 written program today!

Order your company’s COVID-19 written program today!

Contact Bob Thompson at 804-355-7255 or bob@circlesafety.com for additional details.

Respiratory Protection Training and Qualitative Fit Tests

Respiratory Protection Training and Qualitative Fit Tests

“If you use a respirator at work, you must be trained at least every 12 months. This annual retraining will refresh your memory on the information and skills you need to use a respirator correctly. It gives you a chance to practice with a respirator and to ask questions and discuss worksite-specific respirator use with… [Read More]

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