COVID-19 safety webinar offered for small and mid-size manufacturers

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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) is hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, September 2 for small to mid-size manufacturing firms interested in minimizing the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in their facilities.

During the webinar, public health experts from consumer safety leader NSF International will share tips and guidance for manufacturers concerned about minimizing the virus that causes COVID-19 in the workplace.

The webinar will also provide details about an AMS-funded program that provides small to midsize Arkansas manufacturers with no-cost initial assessments of their COVID-19 risks. NSF is one of three organizations approved to offer the AMS-funded assessments.

“An initial assessment of the workplace is the first step in ensuring you have the appropriate COVID-19 controls in place,” said Paul Medeiros, Managing Director of NSF International’s Consulting, Training and Technical Services group. “There’s no shortage of guidance from public health authorities. People are swimming in guidance, but they need help operationalizing the guidance and applying it to their own unique workplaces.”

“Even if a manufacturer has already taken steps to deal with COVID-19 in the workplace, a free assessment from independent experts can provide additional confidence in the steps taken,” said Candy Burris of Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions (AEDC-MS). “Often, the assessment will provide additional perspective and observations that the manufacturer can use to fine tune and reinforce initiatives meant to safeguard the workforce, products and customers.”

NSF International is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment.

To register, click here.