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Weekly COVID-19 Update: Podcast on Codes and Training during the Pandemic, a New Report on the Packaging Industry, and More


The ANSI Federation and standardization community are stepping up with guidance, resources, and initiatives to support public health, safety, and infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak. Suggestions for news items may be submitted to [email protected]. All submissions are published at ANSI's discretion.

ASSP Releases New Podcast on How Safety Professionals Can Prepare Orgs for the Future

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has released a new episode of its ongoing podcast, The Case for Safety, featuring ASSP president Deb Roy, who shares her perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted workplace safety and health. The episode, available on demand, also covers how safety professionals can help prepare their organizations for the future. Access the episode on the ASSP website, along with recent episodes on return to work strategies and more.

New NFPA Podcast Highlights Codes, Training, and the Pandemic

A December National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) podcast on Codes, Training, and the Pandemic focuses on how NFPA has had to pivot and adapt their strategies as they focus on creating and updating codes and standards, and maintaining NFPA's professional training programs. Hosted by NFPA Journal associate editor Jesse Roman, the podcast features insights from Barry Chase, standards lead at NFPA, and Bartholomew Jae, the association's director of education and development.

Access the recent episode, available on demand on NFPA's website.

PMMI Releases New Report on the Pandemic's Impact on the Packaging/Processing Industry

PMMI has released a report providing an update on how the pandemic will affect the economy and the packaging/processing industry over the next few years. The report, entitled, Guidance in an Uncertain Economy – Moving Forward Into 2021, also covers macroeconomic trends to watch, management objectives to consider, and how to take maximum advantage of what is coming in the years ahead.

Access and download the free report on PMMI's website.

See more ANSI member efforts in the ANSI COVID-19 Resource Webpage Highlighting Standardization Community Response


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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