Aug 31, 2020

New CDC data shows 94% of people who died with COVID-19 had underlying health conditions

New data released by the CDC shows 94% of Americans who have died with coronavirus also had other underlying health conditions.

The report shows that COVID-19 was the only cause of death listed in 6% of deaths.

On average, those who died with other underlying conditions had 2.6 additional conditions of causes of death. Those underlying conditions include respiratory diseases, influenza, pneumonia, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, dementia and more.

Read the entire report here:

Aug 19, 2020

Free Air Permitting Webinar on August 20th - Improve and Streamline Air Permit Compliance with These Best Practices

Air permit compliance is complex and unique to each facility, making it a common challenge for EHS professionals. Because air permits can be so individualized, it can be difficult to find best practices and solutions for your specific needs. You don't want a cookie-cutter approach - you need something tailored to your permit.

That's why GT Environmental and ERA Environmental have joined forces to take a deep dive into air permit compliance monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting and discuss solutions aimed at simplifying compliance, including how manufacturers can automate specific parts of their data collection and report generation to reduce the effort that goes into compliance.

The presenters will examine some of the most complicated permit requirements they've encountered and discuss how monitoring and recordkeeping can be automated and improved. Our experts will also cover the fundamentals of air permits.

Event Details
When: August 20, 2020 at 2-3pm EDT
Panelists: Katie Milk (GT) and Erin Manitou (ERA)
Registration is free. Seating is limited.
Attendees will receive a recording of the session for their organization
Here's what the experts will cover in their presentation:
  • The top metrics used in air permit compliance
  • Challenges in air permit monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting and how to overcome them
  • Which parts of your compliance program can benefit from automation
  • Experience from their decades of air permit compliance, including real-world examples and unique scenarios

Here is the link to register for the free webinar:

Aug 12, 2020

Respiratory protection training for HCWs in low-resource settings

This is a six-part training program for respiratory protection for English-speaking healthcare workers in low resource settings that features elastomeric respirators with cartridge filters. You can access the powerpoint slides and the handouts from the link at the end.