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Weekly COVID-19 Update: Essential Worker Updates, Video Highlights Health Retail as a Public Health Partner


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's Safety News Covers Essential Worker Needs, OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda and COVID-19 Vaccinations  

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) latest “Safety News You Need” link roundup includes news helpful to workers navigating the pandemic. Find out how OSHA is considering the best approach to protect workers from infectious disease exposures. The news also includes practical tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to help workers avoid digital eyestrain as they continue to work from home, and insights from an American Psychological Association survey, which found that 75% of essential workers wish they had more emotional support from their employers during the pandemic. Also, as COVID-19 vaccination ramps up across the U.S., many are looking for guidance on rights and responsibilities related to workplace vaccination programs. The roundup features advice from a legal expert.

Access additional ASSP Safety news.

NSF International Releases New Video Highlighting Health Retail as a Public Health Partner

NSF International's new video examines the role that retail is playing in the effective and safe distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. NSF International’s global vice president of health sciences, Martin Lush, recently sat down with Salesforce’s vice president and general manager for retail, Rob Garf, to discuss how retail can introduce “rebel thinking,” or bold, diverse ideas, into government and traditional health care systems, and the values of resiliency and agility in light of the pandemic.

The video is part of NSF's new executive video series entitled, "Setting the Standard with NSF: An Executive Conversation." Access the full video and additional synopsis on the NSF International website.

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


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