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Iowa Occupational Safety & Health Advisory Council 2021 Scholarship Program

The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council (IOSHAC) is offering five scholarships to deserving Iowa college students.  One scholarship of $3000, two scholarships of $2250, and two scholarships for $500 will be granted to five selected students during the Iowa Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference on November 1st and 2nd. The conference will be conducted at The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona, Iowa.

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Hawkeye Chapter Elects Officers for 2021 – 2022 Chapter Year

  • President: Nathan Berry
  • Vice President: Cody Christie
  • Secretary: Josh O’Brien
  • Treasurer: Lindsay Gomez
  • Membership Chair: Katie Black
  • Student Liason: Margret Meade
  • Government Affairs: Kyle Wilkins
  • Delegate: Mike Chow
    (Non-Elected Postions)
  • Past President: Joe Korpi

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing in Healthcare during COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Donald J. Trump’s memorandum on the availability of respirators during the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new temporary guidance regarding the enforcement of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard. This guidance is aimed at ensuring healthcare workers have full access to needed N95 respiratory protection in light of anticipated shortages.

“The safety and health of Americans are top priorities for the President. That’s why the Administration is taking this action to protect America’s healthcare workers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Today’s guidance ensures that healthcare workers have the resources they need to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

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