York County Restart Fund

Denise Gillin News

The York County Commissioners voted to allocate a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support a small business and nonprofit organization grant program. The YoCo Strong Restart Fund will be administered by the York County Economic Alliance and Community First Fund. York County will dedicate $10 million for small business support and $4 million for nonprofit support. Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $35,000 for eligible organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the grant program details provided by the York County Economic Alliance: Application will open the week of August 24 and remain open for 10 days. The program is not “first come, first served” basis.  On YoCoStrong.org you …

OSHA’s Six Standards that Apply to COVID-19

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Laurie Deitrich, CSP, ARM, HEM, Risk Control Specialist The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has outlined six federal health and safety standards that apply to the pandemic to help employers protect their workers: Personal Protective Equipment: General Requirements Personal Protective Equipment: Respiratory Protection General Environmental Controls: Sanitation Toxic and Hazardous Substances: Hazard Communication Toxic and Hazardous Substances: Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records Below, Laurie provides a brief introduction to the six OSHA standards. Contact a member of the Murray Risk Control Team at 717.327.9600 or Laurie directly at 717.735.3050 for more information.  

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Heat-Related Illnesses

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Gene Schmitt, CSP, ARM, CHST, CFPS, Risk Control Specialist Excessive heat affects many workers, particularly people performing strenuous work including firefighters, foundry workers, bakery workers, and construction workers. It’s important to recognize conditions and situations where heat-related illness might occur and take appropriate prevention measures.  Employees should learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and know how to appropriately respond. The heat wave we are experiencing brings the risk for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat cramps occur when the body loses significant amounts of salts. It’s important to stop strenuous activity and get to a cool, shaded place. Drink clear juice or a sports beverage, or water with food. Heat exhaustion is when …

Support Small Business

Denise Gillin News

Murray is proud to stand with other Small Business Champions to support small business.