Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance from the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance from the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

On April 5, 2021, the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force released the following statement: “Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is significant and should be controlled. Changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.” This statement is an update from the previous understanding that airborne transmission was “sufficiently likely”…. [Read More]

How Rivanna Authorities Implemented Affordable Engineering Controls That Improved Worker Safety and Eliminated Enrollment in a Costly OSHA Program

How Rivanna Authorities Implemented Affordable Engineering Controls That Improved Worker Safety and Eliminated Enrollment in a Costly OSHA Program

Rivanna Authorities handles the water, sewer, and solid waste management for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Project Highlights Client: Rivanna Authorities Application: The client needed help getting in compliance with the OSHA Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Challenge: Full implementation of such a program is an annual expenditure that can be quite costly, challenging… [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]

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]

Reopening of Restaurants During COVID-19

Reopening of Restaurants During COVID-19

Tired of carry out? Cold food? Eating at home…again? Everyone wants our restaurants to reopen so that they can support the local economy by enjoying a meal outside the home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this must be accomplished carefully to minimize the health risks to restaurant workers and customers. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)… [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]

Top Ten Violations for 2019

Top Ten Violations for 2019

Every year, OSHA publishes a list of its top ten most frequently cited standard violations. Even though these numbers only reflect the violations as of August 15th this year, there have already been over 245 respiratory protection violations and 140 PPE violations per month in 2019. Most companies think that they have sufficient safety practice;… [Read More]

Interview with Anna Jolly, JD, CHMM

Interview with Anna Jolly, JD, CHMM

Photo of Anna’s father John Jolly’s work badge. Interview conducted by Pauline Kerwath   How did you get started in occupational safety & health? Why did you decide to pursue a career in it? A billion years ago my undergraduate degree was in environmental health, and we did a class in Industrial Hygiene, which was pretty cool. Then… [Read More]

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