Returning to Work Safely in Michigan and across the US

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As the United States slowly reopens the economy, we will see a variety of new safety measures nearly everywhere we look. Some we might have seen already, such as transparent barriers at a grocery store between you and the cashier.

With his expertise in occupational health, we asked Rick Neitzel, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, how businesses of all shapes and sizes, across all sectors, can reopen while keeping workers and customers safe and secure.

Neitzel has been working closely with other public health researchers to understand how occupational health practices can help protect us from exposure to the coronavirus as we return to work in Michigan. These principles can be applied anywhere—whether you work in the construction or hospitality industry, you will be seeing new protective measures to help you and your crew mitigate your risk of infection.

Listen to "Returning to Work Safely in Michigan and across the US 5.15.20" on Spreaker.

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Rick NeitzelRick Neitzel

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Global Public Health

Rick Neitzel is Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His research focuses on exposures to noise and other factors that damage hearing, psychosocial stressors, and injury risks in occupational and community settings.
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