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

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

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

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)

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]

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