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For Stanley Black & Decker, Safety and Compliance During COVID Takes Teamwork

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As the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Stanley Black & Decker, Janet Link is used to working under immense pressure. Staying on top of every rule and regulation and being in compliance go with the territory.

When COVID hit in the spring of 2020, unprecedented times brought business-as-unusual challenges for Link and her 100+ member team.

In an interview with Law360 Pulse, Link shares what they did to help the world’s #1 tools and storage company continue operating while ensuring the utmost safety of its employees across the globe.

Mohawk Group Achieves Well Health-safety Rating for All Showrooms and Design Studios

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CALHOUN, Ga., April 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group has officially achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all of its commercial showrooms and design studios through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). As one of the first flooring manufacturers to earn this distinction after completing a rigorous review process, Mohawk Group is proud to lead with transparency and welcome customers and visitors back safely.

Abbott's BinaxNOW™ Rapid Antigen Self Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Asymptomatic, Over-the-Counter, Non-Prescription, Multi-Test Use

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  • FDA Emergency Use Authorization permits asymptomatic, non-prescription, over-the-counter self use for people with or without symptoms
  • The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test is identical to the professional-use test, used since August 2020, bringing the most studied and widely used rapid antigen test to retail shelves across the country
  • BinaxNOW Self Test will be available nationwide and in large quantities at major food, drug and mass merchandiser retailers nationally and will be priced affordably, similar to common over-the-counter (OTC) tests
  • Together with vaccines, serial testing of asymptomatic people will help restore a sense of safety in everyday settings where people gather
  • Asymptomatic multi-test authorization also applies to BinaxNOW professional-use test

 

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  • FDA Emergency Use Authorization permits asymptomatic, non-prescription, over-the-counter self use for people with or without symptoms
  • The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test is identical to the professional-use test, used since August 2020, bringing the most studied and widely used rapid antigen test to retail shelves across the country
  • BinaxNOW Self Test will be available nationwide and in large quantities at major food, drug and mass merchandiser retailers nationally and will be priced affordably, similar to common over-the-counter (OTC) tests
  • Together with vaccines, serial testing of asymptomatic people will help restore a sense of safety in everyday settings where people gather
  • Asymptomatic multi-test authorization also applies to BinaxNOW professional-use test

 

GP Pro Product Named Best Workplace Solution Of 2020

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Originally published by CleanLink

The world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, CBRE, has honored GP PRO’s KOLO Smart Monitoring System with a 2020 Best Healthy Workplace Solution award.

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Alkermes Kicks Off Alcohol Awareness Month

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Today kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month. Did you know that about 14.4 million adults are living with a disease called alcohol use disorder? Be sure to check back as we’ll be sharing more information and resources throughout the month.

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Four Viruses, One Swab, One Report

Abbott’s assay received FDA EUA to detect COVID-19, flu A and B, and RSV with one swab, easing the testing process.
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Waking up with a runny nose wouldn't be cause for alarm in "normal times." However, that's all changed thanks to COVID-19. Now the slightest runny nose or cough can cause alarm. Is it COVID-19? Is it just a cold? The flu? Amid this pandemic, distinguishing one respiratory illness from another has never been so important.

How We're Tracking COVID-19 Variants

Our scientists have analyzed viruses for decades. Now, their work is in the spotlight as COVID-19 variants emerge.
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Viruses mutate. They’re tenacious. We know this. It's why our monitoring remains vigilant.

Now, as COVID-19 variants emerge across the globe, Abbott scientists — Virus Hunters to us — are helping the global effort to track known variants and identify new ones.

We asked Mary Rodgers, Ph.D., principal scientist and head of Abbott’s Global Viral Surveillance Program, to walk us through how this crucial work is done.

Lessons Learned

Here are the top five things Medtronic learned from the pandemic and why we won’t forget.
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When news of a mysterious, pneumonia-like disease spreading in China first broke in early 2020, few realized life was about to change for everyone. But that’s exactly what happened as cases of COVID-19 erupted everywhere and caused a global health pandemic.

Hundreds of Built Environment Experts Applaud WHO's Release of Roadmap Document on Better Indoor Ventilation to Fight COVID-19

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2021, /3BL Media/ - In August 2020, 680 built environment professionals from 51 countries petitioned the World Health Organization (WHO) to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices proven to help protect building occupants worldwide from the spread of COVID-19. On March 1, 2021, WHO did just that, issuing its  Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19.

What We've Learned One Year Into the Global Pandemic

Leadership Perspectives on Building a Resilient Business, Adapting to Client Needs and Prioritizing Employee Wellbeing
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Like many firms in the Engineering and Consulting Industry, 2020 proved to be a challenging business environment for us. Employees were forced to work from home, much of our routine work was put on hold or delayed, and clients quickly required a new set of services to help them navigate COVID-19-related business challenges. A year into the global pandemic, we asked executive leadership to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we’ve managed to weather the storm, while also providing a glimpse of what’s in store for the future.

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