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Reduce legionella bacteria after COVID-19 shutdown

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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers a reminder that Legionella bacteria, known to cause Legionnaires’ disease, can be present in water systems shut down due to COVID-19. His article provides tips for dealing with the risk.

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Strategies for reopening your fitness club

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reopening-club

The June edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers tips for health and fitness facilities as they reopen after shutdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Adapt your business continuity plan for COVID-19 conditions

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With hurricane season now upon us and the risks of wildfires increasing every day in the summer heat, planning for natural disasters is an inevitable and necessary part of every disaster preparation or business continuity plan. But how effective will these plans be in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic?

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Fireworks: Resist dangerous temptation

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fireworks-display

It is hard to deny that fireworks during Independence Day are as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie! For many people, celebrating our country’s independence includes setting off fireworks on and around the Fourth of July. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing cancellations of some organized fireworks displays, more people will be motivated to set off their own fireworks at home. While a spectacular fireworks display is both impressive and entertaining, remember that fireworks are explosives best left in the hands of professionals.

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COVID-19: Have a project restart strategy

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Construction projects that shut down production in the short term deserve careful consideration when it’s time to restart operations. Contractors must recognize the need to create a plan for resuming work after restrictions imposed during the pandemic are lifted.

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4 tips to assist struggling subcontractors

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A subcontractor experiencing trouble can cripple a project; knowing about their difficulties early is better, but it doesn’t eliminate the risk of default.

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Reducing fires and burns in the kitchen

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cooking-fires

With the dine-in restaurant world shut down, we are cooking more at home – and we have the grocery bills to prove it. But with more cooking and more time being spent at home comes the very real potential for kitchen-related fires and burns, including to children.

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Tips for conducting remote, virtual meetings

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The current coronavirus pandemic has many workers doing business using online meetings and virtual presentations – a difficult transition if you pride yourself on personal service and customer care. But there are ways to keep web conferences or presentations friendly, professional and productive.

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New employee leave provisions apply to small businesses, too

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If your business employs fewer than 500 workers, you may be subject to new requirements for employees who take leave for COVID-19-related reasons. Even if you are a business with less than 50 employees these new requirements apply to you.

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Job-seekers: Beware of online employment scams

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job-search

Scammers are taking advantage of job applicants by sending fictitious job offers in the name of several major companies. But beware: It’s a hoax designed to get your personal information.

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