National Safety Stand-Down (Construction Falls)

National Safety Stand-Down (Construction Falls)

Did you know that 7 million U.S. construction workers visit job sites each day? While safety protocols and procedures have improved across nearly every category, construction workers still face many risks on a day-to-day basis. Check out this great new Safety Guide from the Lanier Law Firm for more info and tips on keeping construction… [Read More]

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]

What is Safety Leadership for Supervisors Training?

What is Safety Leadership for Supervisors Training?

  Safety leadership is the process of defining an organization’s desired safety values and creating a team that can effectively implement those values. It also includes a range of specific efforts intended to engage employees in maintaining the behaviors needed to reach the organization’s safety goals. Safety leadership training is an essential component of an… [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]

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