March 26, 2020 - Latest Trends and Best Practices, provided by KPA (ARA's Automotive Recycling Educational and Training Resource Partner)
2020 Research: Where Poor EHS Performers Fall Short
KPA’s State of the Industry report shows poor performers face more EHS challenges than average companies do—and struggle harder to respond to those challenges. Read more »
How to Prevent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Infection in the Workplace: Best Practices
The coronavirus may be novel but infectious diseases are nothing new. Many of the same methods used to control other infections can stop the spread of COVID-19. Read more »
The Link Between Safety and Good Housekeeping
Housekeeping is a crucial part of any EHS program. See how cleaning improves safety and learn what hazards to look out for in your organization. Read more »
Use This List of COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
We’ve compiled a list of the most helpful coronavirus resources we could find to help you navigate this public health crisis. Read more »
COVID-19 Resource Center
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we’re committed to helping you keep your workforce healthy. KPA will be sharing free EHS expertise and best practices here. Continue to check this resource page for updates.
COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER
As always, information can be found also on ARA's COVID-19 Updates Page
Download this document to review!
MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE
Click HERE to down a sample of a “transit” letter for employees going to and from their “essential” businesses.
This downloable Word Document letter says:
[USE COMPANY LETTERHEAD]
According to [State] Executive Order [statute number], [Employee name] [Work ID #] is allowed to travel to and from [Business name] deemed an “essential business” during the COVID-19 pandemic. This business is classified as essential in the transportation sector because it provides automotive repair parts for [State] citizens and repair facilities.
In addition, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, dated March 19, 2020, “automotive repair and maintenance facilities” as well as “employees who repair and maintain vehicles” are deemed a critical infrastructure workforce and work must be continued during the current health crisis.
[Employee name] is an essential employee of [Business name].
If you have any questions, please call [Owner’s or Supervisor’s name and phone number].
REMEMBER TO ALSO PROVIDE INFOMATION FROM YOUR STATE'S DECLARATION REGARDING AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESSES AS ESSENTIAL. CALL ARA IF YOU NEED HELP LOCATING THAT INFORMATION .
ARA Phone: (571) 208-0428 | email@example.com
DOWNLOAD THIS LIST OF RESOURCES BY CLICKING HERE.
The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For updates from CDC, please see the following:
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.
To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, use the guidance described below and on the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers web page.
Below are recommended strategies for employers to use now. In-depth guidance is available on the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers web page:
• Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
• Separate sick employees
• Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
• Perform routine environmental cleaning
• Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps
• Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. Specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from designated countries with risk of community spread of Coronavirus, and information for aircrew, can be found on the CDC website.
Additional Measures in Response to Currently Occurring Sporadic Importations of the COVID-19:
Common Issues Small Businesses May Encounter:
Download the "SBA GUIDE to COVID-19" offers guidance for businesses and employers. It offers links to information and agencies to keep you informed.
MORE LINKS FOR YOUR INFORMATION
U.S. Department of Labor Workplace Safety Guidance CLICK HERE
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 CLICK HERE
Small Business Administration (SBA) resources and information for businesses CLICK HERE
Center for Disease Control and Prevention CLICK HERE
The President's Coronavirus Guidelines CLICK HERE