Nearly 9 million people in the United States have contracted the coronavirus. It seems like now, more than ever, Americans are concerned with their health and the health of their neighbors. The information regarding testing and the treatment of this virus is updated on a regular basis. This means that the previous treatments used for this virus may not be as effective as once thought. In this article, we will discuss the cost of COVID-19 testing/treatment and what you need to be aware of when attempting to navigate your local healthcare system.
Modern technology continues to reshape and evolve the way we conduct business. In both business-to-business and business-to-customer companies, the workplace continues to shift, taking advantage of mobile tech, cloud computing and the Internet to meet industry demands. These advances in technology not only help streamline costs and scale operations, but they also help offices adapt to the new normal of doing business during a global pandemic. Here are a few technologies and apps that are helping to revolutionize how we work.
VPPPA has partnered with experts at MindWise Innovations to present a monthly Q&A article addressing questions that members might be hesitant to ask about. These columns will address your questions about mental health, substance abuse, brain injuries, family issues and more.
November 19, 2020
By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations
1. My family and I have different feelings on social distancing. How can I politely decline to attend a family gathering without upsetting anyone?
By: Jessica L. Richardson, CSP, CIT, Professional and Organizational Advancement Manager, BCSP
Clinton Wolfley, CSP, CHST, STSC, Safety Systems and Services Manager, UCOR-AECOM
J.A. Rodriguez, CSP, ASP, SGE, VPPPA Chairperson
This piece was originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of VPPPA's quarterly magazine, The Leader
In the world of construction, budgets and schedules are suggestions, not plans, or so the frustrating conventional wisdom goes. A 2018 study found that 35% of time that workers spend onsite ends up wasted on waiting for customers or managers to arrive or answer questions, hunting down misplaced materials, and other unproductive tasks, even though their labor costs still have to be paid. Depending on the size of your business, developing a more productive workforce can save thousands or millions of dollars annually. Read on to discover three smart ways you can increase productivity onsite.