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Resources by Topic: Occupational health and safety

UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns
Resources and tools to help address healthcare workforce challenges related to the COVID-19 emergency. Addresses training, licensure, scope of practice, liability protection, workforce protection, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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FDA: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information and guidance from the FDA related to COVID-19. Provides information on diagnostics, personal protective equipment, and therapeutics, including information targeted to healthcare professionals. Also covers FDA monitoring of products with fraudulent COVID-19 claims.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Food and Drug Administration
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IHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Addresses testing, access to personal protective equipment, funding, emergency planning, and service delivery.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy: Accelerating Progress Towards Reducing COVID-19 Disparities and Achieving Health Equity
Provides an overview of the CDC strategy to improve health outcomes for populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including people living in rural and frontier areas, racial and ethnic minorities, and other populations. Describes four priorities: expanding the evidence base; addressing testing, contact tracing, isolation, healthcare, and recovery; supporting essential and frontline workers to prevent transmission of COVID-19; and developing an inclusive workforce to address the diverse U.S. population.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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Update: COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ― United States, April-May 2020
Provides data from 28 states on the number of meat and poultry processing facilities affected by COVID-19, characteristics of affected workers, and COVID-19–associated deaths among workers. Data on cases and deaths through May 31, 2020 were obtained from 239 affected facilities. Also describes interventions and prevention efforts at these facilities.
Author(s): Michelle A. Waltenburg, Tristan Victoroff, Charles E. Rose, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(27), 887-892
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Provides guidance and resources from the CDC for healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities related to COVID-19. Includes information on patient care, protecting patients and workers, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides national, state, and county-level resources to help emergency medical services (EMS) agencies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information on N95 masks; funding; webinars and trainings; news updates; documents, such as EMS protocols and policies; and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association
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