COVID-19 EHS&S Resources
Resources to help EHS professionals benchmark their company's emergency response, worker safety practices and EHS best practices during COVID-19
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Emerging From a Long Winter: Things Your Business Needs to Know to Manage Risk in a Post-COVID-19 WorldCost: FREE thanks to the support of Cority
As organizations slowly emerge from a COVID-19 hibernation, they find themselves in a world vastly different from the one that existed just a few months ago. Join this webinar to hear what critical safety and technology tools your organization can implement to plan ahead.
This webinar offers the industry’s first data-driven look at the impact of COVID-19 on the EHS function, based on NAEM’s benchmarking survey of how COVID-19 is reshaping EHS budgets, staffing, program goals and operations.
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Tips to Getting Your Business Ready to Re-Open In Person and Keeping Those Already Working In-Person SafeWebinarThis webinar will help anyone who plans to have employees working in-person with safety measures. It’ll cover a number of digital solutions, such as facial recognition, thermal scanning, and movement models to create resilient safety measures and optimize worker flow.
WebinarWhat remote technologies can be most effectively leveraged to accomplish EHS tasks, particularly during extreme situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic? Learn about a range of applications for these technologies, along with what's needed to implement them, and get a practical demonstration of their capabilities.
Key Policies, Practices and Preparations for Employee Re-Entry
EHS leaders are currently leading their companies’ strategic response to the COVID-19 crisis. As the business community transitions from responding to crisis to coping, there are new challenges for managing in a prolonged pandemic environment.
To ensure employees already on-site and those re-entering are protected, there are many decisions and execution plans to put in place about the employee working environment, reorganizing the physical layout of facilities and offices, and monitoring complex regulatory mandates.
To make this happen, EHS leaders are working their teams and collaborating with many other business areas to ensure a wide range of systems are in place. “COVID-19 has elevated the profile, need and value proposition of EHS and risk management” says Mike Miller, Vice President, Risk, EHS & Sustainability at Advance Auto Parts Inc. “Now EHS is key for the operation and survival of the business.”
Based on benchmark research and conversations with members, the following checklist represents the key issues that NAEM members felt belonged on any EHS leader’s re-entry agenda.
- Perform a critical staffing analysis to determine essential and non-essential staff
- Assess risk tolerance for reintegrating employees and customers
- Monitor local, state, national, and international mandates for social distancing and PPE
- Develop employee screening policies and procedures
- Establish company-wide minimum requirements for social distancing, PPE and physical barrier requirements for specific distancing conditions
- Create cleaning or sanitizing practices of shared and/or high traffic spaces
- Design layout and markup with diagrams to visualize appropriate social distancing in shared spaces
- Restroom and locker room policies to limit contact
- Consider upgrades to internal facility HVAC and other systems to limit the spread of the contagion
- Design and post easy-to-understand flow maps to guide employee movement
There are many more detailed plans underway in companies, so please let us know of key policies, practices and preparations you are putting in place.
EHS leaders are utilizing their knowledge and competencies to ensure safe and healthy workplaces and add value to their respective organizations.
We invite you to join this conversation and hear Mike speak more about Advanced Auto Parts’ response to COVID-19 at NAEM’s first virtual conference next Thursday, May 21.
A benefit for NAEM corporate members, Quick Polls allow fast, confidential benchmarking within the NAEM corporate member network. Quick Polls related to the COVID-19 response include:
- Returning to Work After COVID-19
- Coronavirus Telecommuting Protocols
- Coronavirus Temperature Screening
- Coronavirus and Future Sustainability Goals
- Coronavirus Protocols
- Coronavirus: Disinfecting Workplaces
- Coronavirus Testing and Green Cleaning Products
- Coronavirus Travel Restrictions
- Coronavirus Screening
- Coronavirus in China and Southeast Asia