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What We're Talking About This Week - September 18th

A growing number of studies are raising concerns about exercising after recovering from COVID-19, suggesting it might not be healthy. As K12 schools continue to reopen, many students with special needs are left behind, met with a new set of challenges. Next-Gen transportation isn't going anywhere without data, with transportation experts weighing in on the future of mobility innovation. Telehealth is key to Massachusetts response efforts, with hospitals transitioning many services to telehealth. Industrial Distribution compiled 3 ways manufacturers can improve employee safety amid the pandemic. 

Key Points: 

  • Manufacturers must go the extra mile to ensure their employees are up-to-date and informed on new protocols and guidelines
  • Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, manufacturing was an industry filled with risks — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 342 fatal injuries and 395,300 non-fatal injuries in the manufacturing industry in 2018
  • To develop emergency plans, facilities must undergo a risk analysis assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses of their space, and evaluate what safety measures must be taken to keep everyone inside safe
  • All emergency plans — whether coronavirus related or not — should be easily accessible to employees, whether that be through an online safety portal or app, or posted throughout the facility

This Week From The Rave Team 

Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog

Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Facilities: How Enterprise Architecture Plays a Role

Manufacturers across the globe are continuously looking for ways to improve their manufacturing processes, increase resiliency in supply chains, save money on technology licensing costs, keep employees and the workplace safe, and strategically guide IT investments. The list does not end there. A recent Industry Today article discusses the way several manufacturers have leveraged enterprise architecture as their ‘secret weapon’ for digital transformation implementation, putting them way ahead of their competitors. 

The Benefit of SMS Virtual Wellness Checks for Employees


Virtual wellness checks for employees are regarded as an effective way to keep on top of employees' physical and mental health when they are working from home. However, when your business has a large remote workforce, extracting the truth about employee wellness can be a challenge.


Key Takeaways From the CDC Enhanced Communications Guidelines For K-12

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In August, the CDC issued enhanced guidelines for K-12 schools, encouraging administrators to bolster communications amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance was issued in response to school reopening plans across the United States, and while each community will make an individual decision on whether to pursue in-person, remote, or hybrid learning, a communication strategy is essential.

News From Rave Mobile Safety

Cloud-based emergency response platform RapidDeploy has integrated with hardware and software from dozens of other companies, trying to create a shared ecosystem for legacy and cutting-edge tech. Rave Mobile Safety will connect its building floor plans, facility information, Panic Button and other communication tools to RapidDeploy’s platform. 

Read the whole story here. 

Mary Kate McGrath
Mary Kate McGrath

Mary Kate is a content specialist and social media manager for the Rave Mobile Safety team. She writes about public safety for the state & local and education spheres.

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