COVID-19 Resource Area
COVID-19 Resource Area
Current, Downloadable Resources from
F4SS Members and Industry Partners.
Webinars, News and Notices
Supply Chain on the Frontline | COVID-19 Best Practices Bi-Weekly Forum
Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m. ET: Workplace Hygiene, presented by BSI Group’s Neil Coole, Director Food and Retail Sector, Deb Jenson. Global Director Healthcare, and Charles Cortalano, East Regional Practice Lead, Industrial Hygiene.
Upcoming Webinars and Events:
Safe and Sound Week
August 10-16, 2020
A nationwide event hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Click here to register.
Previous Meeting Recordings:
July 15 Forum Recording – Remote Equipment Access, presented by Bryan Griffen, Director, Industry Services at PMMI – The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies | Christopher Hough, General Manager at ZPI.
June 24 Forum Recording – Strategic Agility and Absorbing Supply Chain Shocks. Evolving Beyond Extraordinary Reaction to Ordinary Response: A white paper presentation by Denise Byers, Executive Client Partner at Aera Technology who is with global supply chain expertise with CPG, life sciences, and industrial fortune 250 companies. Denise is known for delivering strong ROI, market share expansion and building customer loyalty.
June 9 Forum Recording – Outbreak Readiness and Improving Resilience in Supply Chains: A panel discussion hosted by F4SS, in partnership with the Contract Packaging Association and Nulogy.
Meeting Resource: Nulogy Outbreak Preparedness Guide.
May 19 Weekly Forum Recording – Virtual Audits featuring Jennifer Lott, SGS North America and state of trucking by Ryan Schreiber, Carrier Direct
May 13: Weekly Forum Recording– CBD Update: Nich Wilson, KNDLabs; Pandemic Preparedness: Meha Varier and Michelle Morton, Nulogy; Testing overview
A Vaccine is Coming: Can Employers Require Employees to Take it? An article from The National Law Review, published on 7/29/20
Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning Occupational Safety and Health Administration Access to Employee Medical Records: OSHA Guidelines, published 7/30/20
National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) Worker Tracking Program: The NIEHS has been tracking information about the COVID-19 as it pertains to protecting workers involved in emergency response and cleanup activities performed in the United States. This page contains health and safety resources for workers who may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Workplace COVID-19 Resources: Updated 7/6
Guidance from OSHA on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: Updated 6/18
NEW* National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) Worker Tracking Program: The NIEHS has been tracking information about the COVID-19 as it pertains to protecting workers involved in emergency response and cleanup activities performed in the United States. This page contains health and safety resources for workers who may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Workplace COVID-19 Resources: Updated 7/6
The USDOL/OSHA and the CDC/NIOSH have several short videos available on YouTube which provide information on a variety of topics which can be used as training tools as part of your COVID-19 training efforts. Topics include respirators, respiratory protection, donning and doffing PPE, and the difference between respirators and surgical masks.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: Updated 6/18
OSH Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Publishes 11 New Translations of OSHA Poster To Help Prevent Workplace Coronavirus Exposure. The press release contains links to the posters in all languages.
OSHA has issued a Memorandum on Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, which will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice. OSHA understands that some employers may face difficulties complying with OSHA standards due to the ongoing health emergency. Widespread business closures, restrictions on travel, limitations on group sizes, facility visitor prohibitions, and stay-at-home or shelter-in-place requirements may limit the availability of employees, consultants, or contractors who normally provide training, auditing, equipment inspections, testing, and other essential safety and industrial hygiene services. During the course of an inspection, OSHA Area Offices will assess an employer’s efforts to comply with standards that require annual or recurring audits, reviews, training, or assessments, and evaluate whether the employer has made good faith efforts to comply with applicable OSHA standards and, in situations where compliance was not possible, to ensure that employees were not exposed to hazards from tasks, processes, or equipment for which they were not prepared or trained. This guidance is intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis.
Publications on COIVD-19 as well as additional safety and health subjects on the OSHA publication web page: https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html
Other OSHA resources:
Testing guidelines – CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
General testing information: https://www.goodrx.com/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-updates-methods-cost-availability/
Temperature checks for testing: https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-temperature-checks
A Guide to Employee Temperature Checks (SHRM): https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/eeoc-coronavirus-temperature.aspx
Risk Management and Business Continuity: A series of guidelines, furnished by BSI, including:
Continuity and Resilience
- PD CEN/TS 17091:2018 Crisis management: Building a strategic capability
- BS EN ISO 22301:2019 Business continuity management systems — Requirements
- BS EN ISO 22313:2020 Business continuity management systems. Guidance on the use of ISO 22301
- ISO/TS 22318:2015 Guidelines for supply chain continuity
- ISO 22316:2017 Organizational resilience. Principles and attributes.
- BS ISO 31000:2018 Risk management — Guidelines
- BS 31100:2011 Risk management – Code of practice and guidance for the implementation of BS ISO 31000
- BS ISO 22319:2017 Community resilience – Guidelines for planning the involvement of spontaneous volunteers
- BS ISO 22330:2018 Guidelines for people aspects of business continuity
- BS ISO 22395:2018 Community resilience. Guidelines for supporting vulnerable persons in an emergency
- BS ISO 22320:2018 Emergency management. Guidelines for incident management
Masks and PPE
Dave Preikszas, Clorox: If masks are in shortage, there is information on the internet about the possibility of disinfecting and re-using masks. For example, some companies are collecting masks, putting them bulk into boxes, and then sending them to a sterilization contractor such as Sterigenics or Steris. Each company would need to figure this out for themselves. Here is an example article: https://www.syracuse.com/
Hershey’s rules on personal masks and inspection:
National Guidelines to Reopen: http://swift911v4.swiftreach.com/Public/Attachments/200986/files/Guidelines%20To%20Reopen.pdf
Transportation and Logistics
Truck Park: Drivers struggle to find safe parking, and right now the problem is worse even though there are fewer trucks on the road. TruckPark is providing discounts to waive their fees, and individuals and companies can pay for a night of parking for a specific driver, or for a driver at random.
Truck park flyer
- Dynamic Appointments: For the development of a dynamic appointment scheduling platform. This is taking the visibility tools they are already using to the next level, to dynamically understand inbound and outbound truck arrivals in real time, to reduce dwell time, and maximize labor efficiency.
- Visibility Insights: This is a little more basic, and is more granular data on shipping flows, dwell times, which allows companies to understand bottle necks and overages of labor.
If interested in either initiative, please email us at email@example.com.
Small Business Relief and Assistance
Floor markings and physical barriers at Hershey’s:
Social distancing at Hershey’s:
Article: Remote Audits – How to Prepare
Industrial Hygiene and Other Resources
Work from Home tips: https://www.runtastic.com/
Pennsylvania Department of Health Public Health Safety Measures for Business: Includes information on temperature screening, masks, communicating in multiple languages, and much more. PA EO Worker Safety protocols essential services 4-15-20
Industrial Hygiene Best Practices: Articles, white papers and questionnaire, furnished by BSI
OSHA | CDC Meat and Poultry Processing Guidance: relevant information for any industry.
Employee Handbook and Poster Examples: Compliments of Kerry Corporation.
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