BARRINGTON: The demand for N95 respirators has never been higher than it is now during the global pandemic. Many organizations are creating N95 respirator designs and desire to manufacture quickly to compete in this hot market. However, they are unaware of how to navigate the complexity of the Government approvals process.
For several years Barrington RI based 3Comply has been helping organizations build compliance into their businesses to obtain N95 - approvals for their respirators (masks). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. NIOSH mandates strict requirements and testing for N95 respirators to ensure the safety of the American worker, including front line healthcare workers. 3Comply has spent an extensive amount of time working with NIOSH directly and has the expertise of navigating the specific requirements and developing the quality systems needed to gain approval from NIOSH. 3Comply calls its perfected approach “Comply Simply”.
Recently the 3Comply team presented a webinar through Venture Cafe called: “So You Want to Manufacture N95 Masks?” The recording of the session is available on youtube here: https://youtu.be/aAPT5PMP0Aw
Manufacturing Rebounds: U.S. Factory output rose by the most in 74 years in June, Reuters reports. The numbers: “The Fed said manufacturing production jumped 7.2% last month, the largest gain since March 1947, after climbing 3.8% in May.”
“Despite two straight monthly increases, factory output was 11.1% below its level in February. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast manufacturing output rising 5.6% in June.”
Auto production accelerates: Manufacturing production in June was boosted by a 105% surge in the output of motor vehicles and parts, which was on top of a 120% rise in May. Still, auto output remained nearly 25% below its
$600 Unemployment Boost Dispute:RIMA is seeing the struggles many companies are having to get their workers back to their facilities. Staffing agencies are having difficulty filling positions. While we agree the initial $600 was needed, a debate rages in Washington DC about the next steps. Discussion about incentive to get people back to work, various options being debated. One of the concerns is the workshare program where one works 32-hours, state pays the 8-hrs and on top of that the individual also gets $600.00 for losing 8-hours of work. That is not right and it creates havoc for the company to explain to those who are not on workshare.
Trade War on Copper:On Monday, June 29, the Office of the USTR opened the public comment portal to begin accepting input on whether they should impose up to 100% tariffs on imported copper based alloys from the EU, including copper bars and rods. The EU in the coming months will also likely begin imposing tariffs on U.S. exports as part of the EU-US Airbus-Boeing dispute. This will prompt another round of retaliation from the U.S. where we could see tariffs increased on existing items and/or expanded to those pending, such as the copper based alloys if they are not imposed under the current action this summer. The EU is essentially shutting down many interactions, at least high level public ones, with Trump until after the elections as they do not want to appear as props in a victory celebration ahead of November. This means that the threat of tariffs is real, right now and through the rest of the election and possibly into next year if President Trump is re-elected
A Special Congratulationsto
Melissa Travis and
For being selected by
PBN as winners of the
Achievers and Leaders award
Both have contributed so much to our state and our sector
Well deserved !!!!!
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association would like to congratulate and recognize the RIMA members who are recipients of this years
RIMA has contacted the State Legislature and our Federal Delegation urging passage of protection for our members and other businesses. The legislation extends crucial COVID-19 related liability protection for manufacturers and essential businesses.
Any Rhode Island employer that is deemed to be in good faith compliance with applicable regulatory standards for business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, as promulgated and enforced by the Rhode Island Department of Health, shall thereafter enjoy immunity from any civil liability in connection with any claims by employees that they were infected with the coronavirus, or that they contracted COVID-19, as a result of workplace exposure, unless it can be demonstrated that the employer acted with gross negligence or engaged in willful misconduct.
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OSHA Launches Covid-19 FAQ Webpage:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new FAQ webpage for pressing COVID-19 issues. Topics addressed include employer requirements, face coverings, cleaning and disinfection, return to work and testing. You can view the FAQs here
The Governor announced several initiatives available for your review in this pdf.
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Greg Nanigan will be facilitating a one hour live-streamed workshop. The topic is “How to Protect & Grow Key Accounts”. It will take place on Wednesday July 22nd from 12 noon to 1:30pm via Zoom Live Stream.
He will train on a specific type of phone call called the 5X4. This approach is used to win more business from existing clientele while not sounding at all like you are selling; completely disarming and highly effective. Time permitting this fun and educational virtual workshop will address sales challenges related to selling as we come out of the pandemic. Some topics could include selling against tough competition, accelerating the sales cycle, navigating the complex sale, getting through to people on the phone, by e-mail and in-mail, dealing with price objections, stalls, “put-offs” and “think it overs”.
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