Potential Impact of Isaias on Businesses

July 29th, 2020|

Isaias is currently a tropical storm with the potential to become a Hurricane impacting Florida's West Coast Businesses.  Business interruption from Hurricanes can be detrimental and is not limited to flooding or property damage.  Prolonged power outages, supply chain disruptions, and the evacuation of key personnel are common scenarios during major storms.  Planning and

Are Masks Necessary?

July 20th, 2020|

There is an aggressive debate going on whether cloth masks are necessary. Are they meant to protect you from getting the virus? COVID-19 spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks through respiratory droplets. These droplets land in the mouths or noses or get inhaled by others who are in the vicinity. Cloth

Hurricane Preparedness

May 2nd, 2020|

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30. The time to prepare for a hurricane is now, before hurricane season begins. Now is a great time to ensure your plans and preparations are in order and to check and re-stock your hurricane kits. This week we are sharing

Florida’s Plan for Re-Opening

April 30th, 2020|

On April 29, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase 1 of his "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step." Plan to Re-Open Florida. Most non-essential businesses will be permitted to re-open starting on Monday, May 4 in every county except Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward, where most of the COVID-19 cases in the state have been reported.

Georgia Businesses Reopening

April 25th, 2020|

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has announced new guidance allowing more businesses the option to reopen on April 24 and 27 if they follow Minimum Basic Operations and specific health and wellness guidelines. Read the Executive Order here. Some businesses, such as bars, nightclubs, amusement parks, public pools, and live performance venues, will remain closed.

White House Issues Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

April 25th, 2020|

In an effort to revive America's battered economy, The White House has released Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. The plan entails a three-phased approach with recommendations for state and regional officials, employers, and individuals, and is implementable on a statewide or county-by-county basis at each state's Governor's discretion. Prior to proceeding to Phased

Tips for Wearing Masks and Gloves

April 15th, 2020|

The CDC now recommends Americans wear cloth face coverings in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This recommendation comes after research findings which show that asymptomatic people, those who are not experiencing any symptoms, can spread the virus. While staying home is the best way to avoid spreading germs, there are times

COVID-19 Positive: A Recordable Illness for Employers

April 13th, 2020|

OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for Employers OSHA is already receiving complaints related to the Coronavirus Pandemic currently impacting our Nation.  In fact, WJHL news out of Tennessee reported on April 8th that one Tennessee OSHA office had a total of 164 complaints related to COVID-19 in just one month.  Most of the complaints included

Organizational Risk: The Wrong Companies for Coronavirus Disinfecting

April 1st, 2020|

Overview Many companies have recently decided to add coronavirus cleaning, disinfecting, sterilization, or decontamination to their list of services offered.  Janitorial companies, carpet cleaners, and pest control companies that have received calls for “deep cleaning” or “fogging” have entered the marketplace with dollar signs in their eyes and an “I can do

The Importance of Handwashing

March 26th, 2020|

We asked a Registered Nurse what is the best way to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus. Here's what she had to say: Facts Not Fear As we know, if we properly wash our hands with soap and water for about 20 seconds, we are actively participating in the promotion of health