Washington — A new safety alert from OSHA lists steps that owners of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should take to reduce worker exposure and potential transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boston — Work-related post-traumatic stress disorder is a “growing concern” for nurses, who must keep up with ever-changing workplace responsibilities while balancing demands at home, a recent study review from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests.
Washington — In an effort to better protect workers in the health care and public safety sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, NIOSH is approving a new class of powered air-purifying respirators, under an interim final rule published by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Washington — Heart attacks, strokes and other health emergencies don’t stop because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message the American College of Emergency Physicians is sharing with people who may be putting off necessary medical treatment – in some cases, emergency care – out of fear of contracting the respiratory disease.
Wuhan, China — SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, can be transmitted through the air beyond 6 feet and tracked across floors, results of a recent study conducted by researchers in China show.
Bethesda, MD — Three methods to decontaminate N95 filtering facepiece respirators for reuse are being recommended by the National Institutes of Health after researchers at the agency successfully tested their effectiveness and the repeat functional integrity of the respirator after each sanitization.
Washington — In response to a nationwide shortage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has announced further temporary easing of regulations related to respiratory protection.