COVID-19 Safety Updates
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Updated November 19, 2020 @ 2:45 PM
OSHA Issues Guidance for Workplace COVID-19 Ventilation Improvements
One of the primary pathways for spreading COVID-19 is the release of droplets in the air when talking, coughing, or sneezing by an infected person. These droplets may travel up to 6 feet, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said that smaller COVID-19 particles can travel longer distances in enclosed spaces that have inadequate ventilation. Therefore, enclosed areas and offices that do not have proper ventilation can pose an increased infection risk to employees.
Gary A. Jones is the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at PRINTING United Alliance in Fairfax, VA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all domestic and some international government levels. He provides representation on behalf of the printing and specialty graphic imaging industry. In doing so, Mr. Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. He also provides membership assistance on EHS compliance and sustainability programs through a variety of approaches including responding to inquiries, presentations, writing, and consulting services.
Mr. Jones is also supporting PRINTING United Alliance’s efforts for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP). SGP is dedicated to assisting printing operations respond to the customer demand for sustainable printing.
He holds a BS in biology from LaRoche College and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.