World Mosquito Day is August 20, CDC
August 18 – Learn more about the mosquitoes that spread ZIKA and where they are located. ZIKA spreading mosquitoes prefer to target humans, and seeing the maps, it might be a little shocking to see how far they have spread. Keep yourself safe by following the steps recommended by the CDC.
OSHA to Hold Second Public Meeting to Solicit Suggestions for Growing, Strengthening Voluntary Protection Programs
August 14 – OSHA will be holding the second of two meetings on August 28 in New Orleans, LA to continue the discussion around the direction of the Voluntary Protection Program. OSHA is determined to reshape and enhance the VPP program to ensure its long-term success and growth initiatives. You can register by 8/23/17 by following the links in the article.
HHS awards nearly $105 million to improve health center quality
August 15 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that nearly $105 million has been awarded to 1,333 health centers in the U.S. and its territories for quality improvement. For the communities that they serve, quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of the overall programs will get attention and focus.
Trump to sign executive order Tuesday on infrastructure projects
August 14 – It is well known that throughout the country, our infrastructure is aging. Whether is be the highway system, rural roads, or the thousands of bridges used beyond their engineering capacity, we need help. This past week, Trump signed an executive order to establish and shape the process so moving forward these projects can receive focus and get moving. Construction contractors get ready!