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American Society of Safety Professionals Presents COVID and the Multicultural Workforce
As part of its complimentary webinar series covering COVID-19 topics, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) recently launched an on-demand episode, "COVID-19 and Your Multicultural Workforce." Speaking from his own experience and background, expert Hector Escarcega, CSP, ARM, MIH, president of Bilingual Solutions International, a bilingual consulting and training firm specializing in corporate training and risk management services, explains the challenges that COVID-19 creates for multicultural workers and shares strategies to better support this group of workers. Tim Fisher, ASSP's director of standards and technical services is the host.
Access the episode on the ASSP website. Additional webinars covering "Risks and Mental Well-Being during COVID-19," "COVID-19: ANSI/ASSP Z10 and Worker Engagement," and more are available on the ASSP COVID-19 webinar page.
Honeywell and Partners Kick Off Vaccinations in a North Carolina Football Stadium
To speed up vaccination efforts in North Carolina, Honeywell, in a public-private partnership effort with Atrium Health, Tepper Sports & Entertainment, and the State of North Carolina, with support by Governor Roy Cooper, helped transform a football stadium to a medical site.
Similar to showing a game day ticket on their phones, patients pulled up a QR code on an app built by Honeywell to confirm their appointment on site. The Bank of America stadium became a pharmacy as part of the process, as documented in Honeywell's recent article.
“Honeywell is world renowned for managing highly complex logistics, information technology and operational issues, and we’re looking forward to helping streamline the vaccination process to deliver as many vaccinations as efficiently as possible to our community,” said Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell.
“Getting vaccines in people’s arms as quickly and equitably as possible is a top priority for North Carolina,” said Gov. Cooper in an earlier announcement of the partnership. “Partnerships with businesses, health providers and government like this can help get it done.”
See more ANSI member efforts in the ANSI COVID-19 Resource Webpage Highlighting Standardization Community Response.