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COVID-19 Activity Level Data Dashboard

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) launched a new data dashboard today designed to give Wisconsinites the tools they need to most effectively respond to COVID-19. “Our fight against COVID-19 isn’t over. Folks need to remember that this virus continues to spread in our state,” said Governor Tony Evers. “We want to make...
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DHS Announces COVID-19 Population Health Studies

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) and Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) , the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) , and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct two population health studies that will…(see release)
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DHS Awards $1.2 Million to Local Programs to Support Innovation in Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Children

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Through a $675,526 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded to Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is partnering with the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association to provide crisis counseling services to people experiencing anxiety and stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic . “The COVID-19 pandemic...
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More Wisconsin Residents Can Now Qualify for Food Assistance

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Design Thinking and UX are like two peas in a pod!

In large companies, design sounds risky and introduces a myriad of questions. How does design fit into business? How does collaborative design function effectively at the enterprise level? How do we design at scale while avoiding the risks and uncertainties? For many organisations, design thinking has provided a good solution to this problem space. ...
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  As part of our aim to support events advancing new innovation in life science or healthcare, the Pistoia Alliance was delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Virtual Medicine conference’s virtual hackathon, co-supporting the Grand Prize with a $1000 prize. Over 80 people joined the virtual event over the period, David Proudlock acted...
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A Briggs & Stratton employee who pushed for more coronavirus restrictions in the workplace died from the virus

A Briggs & Stratton employee who pushed for more coronavirus restrictions in the workplace died from the virus

(JSONLINE) In response to his death, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of the immigrant and workers rights advocacy group Voces de la Frontera, said the group sent a public letter to the company and filed a complaint with the regional Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The letter and complaint list specific requests, including greater access...
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America fails the Covid-19 pandemic marshmallow test for society.

America fails the Covid-19 pandemic marshmallow test for society.

( Paul Krugman ) One way to think about the Covid-19 pandemic is that it poses a kind of marshmallow test for society. At this point, there have been enough international success stories in dealing with the coronavirus to leave us with a clear sense of what beating the pandemic takes. First, you have...
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Review of 16 cohorts found 40-45% of people who tested positive with RT-PCR using nasopharyngeal swabs are asymptomatic

Review of 16 cohorts found 40-45% of people who tested positive with RT-PCR using nasopharyngeal swabs are asymptomatic

Review published in Annals of Internal Medicine https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-3012 and covered by Time  https://time.com/5848949/covid-19-asymptomatic-spread/ This can profoundly impact the utility of COVID-19 screening for symptoms before clinical procedures such as pulmonary function testing since, even though the asymptomatic people appear to shed virus at the same rate as symptomatic people, they will pass the symptom...
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EPA Adds More Indoor Air Quality Questions and Answers to our COVID-19 FAQ Webpage

EPA Adds More Indoor Air Quality Questions and Answers to our COVID-19 FAQ Webpage

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is on everyone’s mind as we spend more time inside our homes. EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have guidance for states & territories, tribes, and local governments (including public health agencies), homeowners, business owners, schools, and others to address questions about risks, exposures and protection...
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Free ACOEM Webinar on Prevention of COVID-19 in Construction Workers

Free ACOEM Webinar on Prevention of COVID-19 in Construction Workers

The ACOEM Webinar “Prevention of COVID-19 in Construction Workers” is posted at the link below.  It will be next Wednesday, June 17 at 12 noon Eastern. It is free, but those interested must register here: https://connect.acoem.org/s/lt-event?id=a1U3m00000L1UgQEAV&_ga=2.135510833.1093704035.1591976357-1419543086.1591729216
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First Reported Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Companion Animals

First Reported Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Companion Animals

What are the implications for public health practice? Human-to-animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally occur. Animals ar e not known to play a substantial role in spreading COVID-19, but persons with COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals. Companion animals that test positive for SARS-CoV-2 should be monitored and separated from persons and other animals...
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Trends in Pneumoconiosis Deaths — United States, 1999–2018

Trends in Pneumoconiosis Deaths — United States, 1999–2018

What is already known about this topic? Pneumoconioses are a group of occupational lung diseases caused by inhaling organic dust and inorganic mineral dust particles. From 1968 to 2000, death rates for all pneumoconioses decreased with the exception of those for asbestosis. Although preventable, deaths continue to occur. What is added by this report?...
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Respiratory protection for health care workers: A 2020 COVID‐19 perspective

Respiratory protection for health care workers: A 2020 COVID‐19 perspective

Abstract: As the US health care system began to respond to the coronavirus disease‐2019 pandemic, demand for respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) increased precipitously, as did the number of users. This commentary discusses ensuing deviations from accepted respiratory PPE program practices, which potentially increased risk to health care workers. Such lapses included omitting user...
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Subject: US EPA Announces Anaerobic Digestion Funding Opportunity

US EPA has announced a competitive grant funding opportunity with an estimated $3 million available to increase anaerobic digester (AD) capacity in the United States. US EPA anticipates awarding 10 to 40 projects, with each individual project eligible to receive between $50,000 – $300,000. Applications must achieve one or more of the following objectives:  Support...
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OSHA Releases Summary List of Guidance Documents Taken to Protect Workers During COVID-19

OSHA Releases Summary List of Guidance Documents Taken to Protect Workers During COVID-19

On May 28, 2020 OSHA released a comprehensive list of guidance documents, statements, and actions they’ve taken to help protect workers during the coronavirus pandemic.  The list is categorized into the following primary topic areas.   They are: Respirator Guidance Protecting Workers in High-Risk Industries Enforcing Safety in the Workplace Offering Clear Direction for...
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CDC released new statistics yesterday.  One of the more sobering for the health care community are the number of cases and the number of fatalities within the health care community. This is made even more significant by the fact that CDC only has the mortality status for only 56.4% of the cases among health...
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OSHA Will Examine if Employers Determined Whether Employee COVID-19 Cases are Work Related for Purposes of Recording Workplace Injury and Illnesses

OSHA Will Examine if Employers Determined Whether Employee COVID-19 Cases are Work Related for Purposes of Recording Workplace Injury and Illnesses

On May 19, 2019, OSHA issued another enforcement guidance memorandum (https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-05-19/revised-enforcement-guidance-recording-cases-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19) regarding recording COVID-19 cases that rescinds the prior guidance and obligates employers to make at least some work-related determinations regarding employees who contract COVID-19. The new memorandum goes into effect May 26, 2020, and will remain in effect until further notice. By way...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $67 million funding opportunity to stimulate technology innovation, improve the energy productivity of American manufacturing, and enable the manufacturing of cutting-edge products in the United States. “As we move into the future, energy competitiveness...
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The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department (WOPHD) released the “Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties” The Blueprint provides broad guidance for reopening the economy safely and incrementally after Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order is lifted. http://www.washozwi.gov/Services/Communicable-Disease/Blueprint-FAQ
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DHS Releases Names of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin with Active COVID-19 Public Health Investigations

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released the names of skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes) with active COVID-19 facility-wide public health investigations. On May 13, 2020, there are 38 nursing homes with active public health investigations in Wisconsin. People who live in nursing homes are among our most vulnerable when it comes...
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This Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides information on a new requirement imposed by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) to report certain accidental releases of chemicals. The CSB requires reporting of any accidental release into the ambient air that results in a fatality, serious injury, or substantial property damage....
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Employer Workplace Prevention of COVID-19 Airborne Transmission:Applying OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls Maintain a safe work environment by learning about personal protection for infectious diseases, COVID-19 airborne prevention and recommendations for engineering work-practice. Provide a safe and healthful work environment to your employees as required by OSHA’s General Duty Clause law. Complimentary Webinar presented by...
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In Vizag, the 11 deaths so far and hundreds of affected people in hospital indicate that styrene must have escaped in extremely high concentrations and affected the nearby population. Thirty six years after the Bhopal disaster, it is distressing to see accidents from hazardous industries. The fields of occupational and environmental medicine, toxicology, and...
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Today the Department of Health Services along with the State Emergency Operations Center launched hospital gating criteria as part of the Badger Bounce Back Plan . The criteria, developed with input from the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, sets hospital metrics to be able to move into Phase 1 of...
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  By Ilaria Maresi, The Hyve and Ian Harrow, the Pistoia Alliance   Data for drug discovery and healthcare is often trapped in silos which hampers effective interpretation and reuse. To remedy this, such data needs to be linked both internally and to external sources to make a FAIR data landscape which can power semantic...
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Governor Evers Suspends Rules to Ensure Patient Care, Coverage Continues During COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Tony Evers and Secretary-designee Andrea Palm have issued another emergency order suspending some administrative rules for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Department of Safety and Professional Services. This allows health care and emergency services workers to maximize the time and resources they can dedicate to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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(BloomBerg) A decade ago, solar was more than $300 a megawatt-hour and onshore wind exceeded $100 per megawatt-hour. Today, onshore wind is $37 in the U.S. and $30 in Brazil, while solar is $38 in China, the cheapest sources of new electricity in those countries. Battery storage is also getting more competitive. The levelized...
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Wisconsin to Provide Temporary Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals

In a COVID-free world, more than 400,000 Wisconsin children receive free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program while attending school. To ensure that those same students continue to have access to nutritious meals while staying safer at home during the pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is providing more...
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DHS Releases Data About COVID-19 Public Health Investigations and Outbreaks Across Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released new data today on its website about COVID-19 facility-wide public health investigations and outbreaks in areas across the state. On April 29, 2020, Wisconsin has 187 COVID-19 facility-wide public health investigations and outbreaks in the five public health regions of Wisconsin (Northeastern, Northern, Southeastern, Southern, and...
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In a major effort to prevent underage drinking, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today launched Small Talks, a campaign to reduce the number of kids who drink alcohol before the age of 21. This statewide effort, unveiled in conjunction with Alcohol Awareness Month, encourages adults – especially parents and caregivers – to...
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COVID-19: Safer at Home is Working

People across the state of Wisconsin have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 by changing the way they work, play, and interact with friends and family. By staying Safer at Home , practicing physical distancing, and continuing to wash hands and cover coughs, Wisconsinites are making a difference and beginning to flatten the curve....
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that more than 215,000 FoodShare households will be receiving additional benefits. These benefits will help those Wisconsin families stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The effects of the pandemic have been hard on all Wisconsinites, but especially hard on the most vulnerable people in our...
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David Proudlock, Innovation Consultant at the Pistoia Alliance shares his experience of judging the Virtual Medicine Conference Virtual Reality Hackathon and explores the potential of AR/VR in life science and digital healthcare   The advent of extended, augmented or virtual reality has seemingly been on the cusp of mainstream adoption for many years, there...
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Dr Michael Osterholm, head of CIDRAP, weekly podcasts on covid-19

In case you haven’t heard these, Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of CIDRAP (Univ of MN Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy), has spent his life working with epidemics and he’s been giving weekly podcasts on covid-19 for 5 weeks. They are listed here:         Episode 1: How We Got Here...
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Just released OSHA memo on decontaminating N95 respirators

This memo was released by OSHA Friday evening….. https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-04-24/enforcement-guidance-decontamination-filtering-facepiece-respirators-healthcare
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WEBINAR | COVID-19 and Your Workplace: Getting Back to Work Safely

COVID-19 and Your Workplace: Getting Back to Work Safely Here are three simple questions: Does your organization have an updated infectious disease control program? Does your organization have training modules for supervisors and employees to understand COVID-19 exposures and best practices? Do you know the recordkeeping requirements for COVID-19? If you answered “no” to...
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EPA Publishes Scope Documents for 20 Risk Evaluation Chemicals

(PAINT.ORG) This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published 20 draft scope documents for high-priority chemicals undergoing Risk Evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These are the 20 high priority chemicals that EPA designated for TSCA Risk Evaluation in December 2019. EPA is accepting comments on the first 13 scoping documents,...
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New class action launched over Pfas toxic firefighting chemicals used by defense

New class action launched over Pfas toxic firefighting chemicals used by defense

Lawyers have launched a new class action on behalf of tens of thousands of residents over the defense department’s use of toxic firefighting chemicals. The case will allege defence’s use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (Pfas) had “cataclysmic consequences” for residents in Wodonga, Darwin, Townsville, Wagga Wagga, Edinburgh and Bullsbrook. The highly persistent and probable...
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U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

OSHA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports. During the coronavirus...
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Free CDC webinar on Elastomeric Respirators for U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Free CDC webinar on Elastomeric Respirators for U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Here is a link to details about reusable elastomeric respirator use in healthcare. This includes findings and recommendations from a compilation of ongoing studies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wd5Bx2fVDI This webinar provides an overview of respiratory protection and guidance surrounding supply shortages. This webinar also provides information on infection prevention measures, strategies for optimizing the supply of N95...
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Risk based chart on when to use masks or respirators for Covid-19

When to use masks or respirators for Covid-19 is confusing. Chart below suggests general concepts for selecting based on risk and protection effectiveness for worker using it.  From University of Arizona Occupational Medicine.
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Indonesia’s $300m geothermal play risks being undercut by cheap coal

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CSB Receives Silver TELLY Award

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Yellowstone, Grand Canyon Join National Parks Set For Limited Reopening

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“Clean Energy Has Shed Nearly 600,000 US Jobs Due To Pandemic: Report”

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