COVID-19 Articles

  • Claims Trends Watch: How COVID-19 is Impacting Incidents by Industry

    Every industry has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – but some have clearly been impacted more deeply than others. Grocery stores saw soaring sales as customers stocked up on supplies. Revenue from sports venues, on the other hand, came to a crashing halt. A look at incidents by industry tells a similar tale. Riskonnect examined the U.S. property and casualty incident data of over ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • About COVID-19 | Coronavirus Cleaning and Disinfecting

    The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (SARS Cov-2). The virus known as ‘coronavirus disease 2019’ (COVID-19) is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or an object that has the virus on it and ...

  • Delft, The Netherlands, 05 Jun 2020 Coping with flood disasters: new lessons from COVID-19?

    Has COVID-19 compounded the risk to the people affected by floods? Flooding (fluvial, pluvial, tidal and storm surge) affects the lives, livelihoods and socio-economic activities of millions of people every year and displaces them from their homesteads, communities and socio-cultural setting. During extreme events, people are forced to move to shelters where they have to share space and ...

  • The race to a vaccine - unintended consequences?

    A gold rush is on to find a vaccine for COVID-19. According to the World Health Association (WHO) in early May, there are more than 100 projects around the world centered on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus. Eight candidate vaccines are already being tested in people in clinical trials. Once an effective vaccine (or vaccines) has been identified, it will need to be produced ...


    By Vistex Inc

  • Lessons Learned: How the COVID-19 Pandemic can Help Chart the Future of Healthcare

    It was still early in the pandemic when caretakers at a Florida nursing home realized they had an urgent problem. Ten residents became ill with COVID-19 at the same time and had to be hospitalized. The nursing home needed to find places for them quickly. The staff turned to their local hospital, Tampa General Hospital, for help. The hospital used an AI-powered system that tracks things like bed ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Lessons Learned: How the COVID-19 Pandemic can help Chart the Future of Healthcare

    It was still early in the pandemic when caretakers at a Florida nursing home realized they had an urgent problem. Ten residents became ill with COVID-19 at the same time and had to be hospitalized. The nursing home needed to find places for them quickly. The staff turned to their local hospital, Tampa General Hospital, for help. The hospital used an AI-powered system that tracks things like bed ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • COVID-19 Update: The Virus and the Vaccine?

    Flatten the curve is a term we’ve become all too familiar with in the past few months, and some countries have done better than others in that regard. On Jan. 1, the World Health Organization asked China for information on a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases in Wuhan. Around the same time, an Australian biotech company called ...


    By Sphera

  • Infographic: Key Facts about ISO 45001 Certification

    Benefits, reasons, deadlines and planning implementation ISO 45001 is the first cohesive worldwide standard for corporate management systems focused on occupational health and safety (OH&S MS). The standard was first published on March 12th, 2018 and replaces OHSAS 18001, which will be retracted at the end of the transition period. ...


    By Quentic GmbH

  • Will COVID-19 be the Catalyst for a Reshoring Movement?

    Wuhan, China, the presumed epicenter of COVID-19, was barely a blip on most people's radar before the virus breakout. It wasn't until much later did we begin learning just how important a global manufacturing hub Wuhan is. For decades it's been a pivotal area of modern industrial manufacturing for high technology and engineering industries including: 20 companies in the ...


    By Connexion

  • Covid-19 is disrupting the Residential Housing Market - what action should housebuilders take?

    House sales have slowed dramatically in many countries, so housebuilders are wrestling with what they need to do to ensure their future success. As countries come out of lockdown house sales volumes will start to pick up but will they recover to pre-COVID-19 levels? We have also seen house prices drop since the COVID-19 crisis started so the next question is—will they recover or are ...


    By IFS

  • Employers Might be Convinced the Workplace is Safe - But are Employees?

    As lockdowns slowly ease, it’s clear that employees are not rushing back to their offices. Employers are doing their part to maintain social distancing, minimize touch points, and step up visible cleaning and disinfection routines. Company cafeterias are closed, coffee makers are unplugged, and desks are separated by plastic. Elevators might take just one person at a time, and hallways and ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • An Inside Look at Pandemic Preparedness at Healthcare Organizations

    Healthcare provider organizations were at the bullseye of the pandemic. As providers of care, a pandemic was something most organizations planned for. But the size and scope of COVID-19 still appeared to catch many off guard, with endless news stories about equipment shortages and overburdened staff. To find out how the view looked from the inside, Riskonnect surveyed healthcare provider ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • How effective is fogging in fighting Coronavirus?

    Infections in care homes and other social care settings can adversely affect the most vulnerable in society, including those who care for and support them. With a prevalent virus which scientists are still learning about and no vaccine yet available to combat the spread, what control measures can managers put in place to mitigate the spread from COVID-19? The Spread of Covid-19 ...

  • Guest Blog: Requirements for AC Systems after COVID-19

    Our latest blog comes courtesy of Vent-Tech, an experienced ventilation provider and an approved EcoCooling installer. This topical post quashes the unqualified rumours about the safety of air conditioning systems and COVID-19. What’s the truth about air conditioning and COVID-19? There have been a lot of posts on social ...


    By EcoCooling Ltd

  • Understanding COVID-19`s Impact on Wastewater Budgets

    Wastewater industry professionals have carried on much the same during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that essential services are getting the attention they need to provide for communities. But while the specific needs of sewer systems haven’t shifted much, the industry’s financial situation has, forcing departments across the United States to reevaluate and rebudget. Adjustments in ...


    By CD Lab AG

  • Providing critical oxygen delivery system to Dragon’s Heart Hospital - Case Study

    Project: Dragon’s Heart Hospital Principality Stadium Client: N G Bailey / Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Timing: April 2020 Value: £1.6M Without oxygen the Dragon’s Heart Hospital, conceived as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, could not ...

  • EHS Leads Companies` COVID-19 Response

    The EHS function is at the center of their company’s response to COVID-19, and EHS leaders are uniquely prepared to take on the management challenges created by this pandemic. Rick Taylor, Vice President of EHS & Sustainability for Parker Hannifin, ...

  • Sustainable Wastewater Treatment & Reuse in the Age of Covid-19

    Due to vulnerability to water stress and drought conditions, commercial & industrial companies are taking control of their water management with an increased investment in water recycling to reduce operational risk by focusing on sustainability wastewater treatment through decentralized recycling solutions. Industrial facilities typically consume the highest volume of water, accounting for ...

  • Getting Back To Work—Safely!!

    Posted by atlanticei If you need COVID-19 Recovery assistance discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or e-mail us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate. Written By:  Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, ...

  • COVID-19 Shutdown Impacts on the Grid

    COVID-19 Impacts on the California Grid In an effort to slow down the rapid spread of COVID-19, states across the U.S. have issued stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines (with exceptions for essential services). California was the first to issue a stay-at-home order on March 19, 2020, and now  ...


    By Aurora Solar Inc.

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