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Fred Hosier

Fred Hosier, editor of Safety News Alert, is a Group Publisher for Progressive Business Publications’ Compliance Group of newsletters. He is the managing editor of the online and print publication Safety Compliance Alert. He is also the Managing Editor of the Environmental Compliance Alert. Previously at PBP he was editor of the newsletter Communication Bulletin for Managers and Supervisors.
Fred’s been in the communications business since 1985, including 11 years at WILM Newsradio in Wilmington, DE, where as News Director he and his team were the recipients of multiple awards from The Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio/Television News Directors Association, including the Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence of a broadcast news organization.
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These facilities became virus hot spots: Avoiding a similar fate

On April 15, 2020, the Smithfield Foods Sioux Falls, South Dakota, plant became the No. 1 coronavirus hot spot in the U.S. with 761 positive tests.  [Read more…]

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Coalition releases re-opening framework, urges federal adoption

A coalition of safety groups, businesses and government agencies, led by the National Safety Council, has released a framework for employers during re-opening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. [Read more…]

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5 most effective safety controls when it’s finally time to re-open

How do you work together when everyone is farther apart?  [Read more…]

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New group to lead efforts to ensure worker health through pandemic

The National Safety Council (NSC) will lead a new task force that will guide employers through the process of resuming work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. [Read more…]

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Re-opening after coronavirus: Safety checks before work starts

The closure and production cuts for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented. [Read more…]

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What would emergency OSHA infectious disease reg look like?

Some members of Congress and professional associations have called on OSHA to initiate an emergency, temporary infectious disease regulation due to the coronavirus pandemic. What could an emergency regulation include?  [Read more…]

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OSHA offers more guidance for N95 respirator shortage

As further guidance during the N95 respirator shortage, OSHA released a list of standards from other countries for alternative respirators and filters certified outside the U.S. [Read more…]

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COVID-19 symptom testing available online

To help alleviate some of the strain on the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed an online assessment bot for patients. [Read more…]

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Study suggests possible alternative during N95 respirator shortage

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looks at a potential alternative to N95 respirators in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and had favorable findings.  [Read more…]

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Infographic: What you need to know about COVID-19

There’s a lot of information out there on the coronavirus – unfortunately, some of it not accurate. Here’s a resource with all the basics.  [Read more…]

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