Deep Breath: Respiratory Protection in the Growing COVID-19 Epidemic

Deep Breath: Respiratory Protection in the Growing COVID-19 Epidemic

Last Thursday, The EI Group’s blog addressed the importance of including the potential impact of the Wuhan coronavirus in your operation’s Business Contingency Plan. Since then, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly doubled from 28,000 to more than...
Part II: Business Contingency Planning For the Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic – Is Your Corporation Prepared?

Part II: Business Contingency Planning For the Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic – Is Your Corporation Prepared?

Just one week ago, The EI Group updated our blog recipients on the state of the emerging coronavirus. In just one week, mortality has vastly exceeded the SARS virus (349 versus 560 coronavirus fatalities). Reported cases of the coronavirus have eclipsed...
Part I: Business Contingency Planning For the Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic – Is Your Corporation Prepared?

Part I: Business Contingency Planning For the Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic – Is Your Corporation Prepared?

News about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), commonly known as the “Wuhan Coronavirus,” was first reported in the Wuhan Province of China and has dominated the headlines for days.  Over 4,500 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have now been confirmed in...
Simply Put: First-Aid, CPR and AED Training Saves Lives

Simply Put: First-Aid, CPR and AED Training Saves Lives

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating and without immediate assistance, the person will ultimately die where they fell. SCA is far...
Beyond the Ambulance: On-Site Paramedic Staffing

Beyond the Ambulance: On-Site Paramedic Staffing

The face of occupational health and safety is changing. Many manufacturing facilities have realized that having a paramedic on-site has many benefits. Paramedics today are stepping into the occupational health setting by staffing on-site clinics and providing medical...
OSHA’s Stance on the Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones in the Workplace

OSHA’s Stance on the Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones in the Workplace

A colleague recently received a pair of noise cancelling headphones as a gift during the holiday season. In an office surrounded by the buzz of phones, printers, and watercooler discussions of the latest binge-worthy shows; I decided to mask my jealousy by researching...
Be Thankful for Your Hearing This Thanksgiving

Be Thankful for Your Hearing This Thanksgiving

As we sit around the table with friends and family this Thanksgiving listening to the stories, laughter, and maybe even the occasional groan-worthy dad joke (“What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? …… peach gobbler!”), we should be thankful for our hearing. ...