Quarterly News and Updates March 2020
CO Health Links Webinar: Supporting Working Parents through COVID-19: Town Hall

Monday, March 23 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST (1-2pm EST)

Join Health Links™ for a weekly town hall meeting to present the latest COVID-19 information and resources for affected employers and individuals in our communities.

On Monday, March 23rd, experts from Helpr, a family support technology company, will lead a discussion on:
  • The latest on what parents need to know about coronavirus including CDC recommendations
  • Productivity practices when working from home with children
  • Configuring backup care when you’re working from home
  • Tips for supporting an engaging, positive home life with activities

This webinar comes to you courtesy of the Colorado Center for Health, Work, and Environment, based at the UC Denver School of Public Health
Workplace Resources for COVID-19 response
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
US Department of Labor, OSHA

This document recommends steps employers can take to reduce workers' risk from Covid-19. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Additional OSHA guidance here: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website

NIOSH Science Blog: Proper N95 Respirator Use for Respiratory Protection Preparedness
This page provides descriptions and illustrations for proper fit and use, as well as strategies for optimizing respirator supply in healthcare settings

MassCOSH FAQ's on COVID-19: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities
Upcoming Events: CPH-NEW (VIRTUAL) presentations
May 31 - June 3, 2020, Atlanta, GA
PD Full day course - TWH Leadership Skills
Workshops - 1) TWH Getting Started, 2) Engaging Workers

Safety2020 Professional Development Conference ASSP
June 23 - 25, 2020, Orlando, FL
Workshop - Broaden Your Safety Program with TWH

View details and registration info on the CPH-NEW Events page.
Pilot Grant awarded to study stress among educators of color
Congratulations to CPH-NEW Pilot Grant awardees Audrey Murph-Brown, PhD, from the MTA Division of Training and Professional Learning, and Scott Fulmer, MS, from the UMass Lowell Biomedical Engineering Department (and MTA EH&S committee). Their project intends to identify and mitigate ways in which health is compromised by experiences of racism in the workplace among Educators of Color (EOC). This will be done through focus groups and workshop development for EOC and local leadership of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA). The knowledge gained from this pilot study will be used to develop educational workshops for MTA local associations, and to develop social and racial justice language for collective bargaining agreements. The project aspires to address serious problems of job stress and teacher retention for EOC in Massachusetts public schools.

View previous pilot grant projects on the CPH-NEW Pilot Grants page.
CPH-NEW is a NIOSH TWH Center for Excellence
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