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Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today’s Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: May 4 - May 8
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings and stronger organizations.
 

IWBI webcasts

May 8 at 12pm ET: Places matter for stress and immunity

UPS Supports Edwards Lifesciences’ Distribution of Critical ICU Monitoring Equipment and Other Medical Technologies

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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced as part of its longstanding relationship with Edwards Lifesciences, it continues to help the med-tech company get necessary equipment to hospitals around the world in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator partnerships seek to develop, deploy innovations to stem pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.

Safe at Work: COVID-19 Healthcare Toolkit from Tork

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Hand hygiene

As new and former healthcare workers are entering the workforce to meet increased demand, it's more important than ever to reinforce proper hand hygiene to control the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

According to the World Health Organization’s “My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene” approach, it is important to use hand sanitizers or wash hands with soap and water to maintain proper hand hygiene. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important to perform hand hygiene, including:

Medtronic: Virtual Training, Remote Monitoring Solutions Provide Safety and Support

Medtronic technology helps healthcare professionals and patients adapt
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As COVID-19 patients began flooding into hospitals around the world, it became apparent that healthcare providers would need additional ventilator training. In the age of social distancing, however, in-person training was no longer an option.

Fortunately, Medtronic had a solution.

Read more.

Tork Launches “Safe at Work” Toolkit to Help Front Line Healthcare Workers Carry On

Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In connection to World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5, Tork, the leading global professional hygiene brand, is launching the Safe at Work: COVID-19 Healthcare Toolkit. This free, downloadable toolkit offers resources and guidelines for front line healthcare workers to implement effective hand hygiene, surface hygiene and hand sanitizer dispenser placement practices to support continued efforts to protect patients and staff.

“I Really Felt Like I Had a Duty to Come Back.”

Chief Medical Officer at Johnson & Johnson recently returned to a Brooklyn ER to work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.
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“I really felt like I had a duty to come back.”— Dr. Ed Kuffner, Chief Medical Officer, Consumer Health, Johnson & Johnson, who recently returned to the emergency room at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York to work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Kuffner’s inspiring act was made possible as part of the J&J COVID-19 Medical Personnel Leave Policy, which allows employees to donate their time and expertise on the frontlines.

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 3: Why is COVID-19 Hitting Minority Communities So Hard?

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This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

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