Industry Leader L’Oréal Pledges to Support Commit to C.A.R.E.
With health experts warning of the triple threat of the continued spread of new COVID-19 variants, flu and RSV, the need for employers to contain the spread of various infectious diseases among employees, and their communities is as important as ever.
Commit To C.A.R.E. (Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Equity) is helping employers who commit to pledge their support to the campaign by providing them with free tools and resources to address this continued health threat.
We are happy to announce that L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty brand, is the latest global employer to sign on as Commit To C.A.R.E. partners under its Safe@Work-Safe@Home initiative.
What is Commit To C.A.R.E.?
The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC), in partnership with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), have launched Commit To C.A.R.E.
This public education initiative provides free tools and resources addressing environmental mitigation strategies, such as engineering and administrative controls and respiratory protection for employers and their employees.
Its web portal encourages companies to commit to reducing the risk of infectious disease transmission in the workplace and surrounding communities by adopting practical measures, such as enhanced introduction of outdoor air and filtration measures.
These best practices help protect building occupants against the transmission of infectious diseases. The initiative is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For more information about becoming a C.A.R.E. partner, or accessing free multimedia resources such as checklists, posters, flyers, videos. and to take the C.A.R.E. pledge, visit: Commit2Care.org.
How Does L’Oreal Support the Program?
L’Oreal, as a Commit To C.A.R.E. partner, does not need to provide financial support to the program. They will simply share their time and influence in broadcasting these vitally important knowledge products with their members and other appropriate audiences.
Potential partners fill out a form on the Commit To C.A.R.E. website once they determine the level of support their organization will pledge to the effort. The three levels of support include endorse, endorse and share, and endorse, share, and lead. Read more about at https://commit2care.org/partners/.
Working together to mitigate the risks of infectious diseases
“The science of airborne disease transmission is complex, and these complexities can create some ambiguity about how these diseases can impact the workforce when people are working side-by-side either in a boardroom or an assembly line,” said Kenneth Martinez, Chief Science Officer at IBEC. “If there’s one thing COVID-19 has taught employers it is that the spread of respiratory diseases cannot be underestimated. Employers need to continually assess the health risks posed in their workspaces, and the Commit To C.A.R.E. resources offer a tailored approach to training efforts across a spectrum of industries.”
IBEC, the Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium strives to bridge the gap between science and real-world applications so that people can feel safe gathering together again in indoor spaces.
A membership-based organization founded in March 2020, IBEC brings together scientists, OEHS professionals, disaster response, and healthcare specialists to help accelerate the contributions of science and technology for healthily built environments. For more information, please visit www.weareibec.org.
AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards.
More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors, as well as to the communities in which they work.
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