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How to Cope with COVID-19 Burnout

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

COVID High Rise SafetyPart 2 of a 2-Part Series

In a blog post we published earlier this month; we began a two-part series about overcoming COVID-19 burnout. Click here to read part one, which focused on ways to ease misgivings and regain a feeling of control by making disaster plans at home. This week, we conclude the series by offering suggestions for overcoming Coronavirus burnout by developing disaster plans for high-rise buildings. (more…)

How to Avoid COVID-19 Burnout

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

COVID-19 BurnoutPart 1 of a 2-Part Series

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified COVID-19 Burnout included in a class of “International Diseases.”  WHO officials explain the definition and associated symptoms as follows: “COVID Burn-out is characterized by three dimensions:

  1. feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
  2. increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
  3. reduced professional efficacy.

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Mental Health & COVID-19

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Mental Health COVID-19As COVID-19 cases increase, most people are adapting to life in the “new normal.” Unfortunately, others are experiencing anxiety, fear, and depression. Millions of people are facing newfound emotions brought about by the pandemic. These result not just from Coronavirus symptoms and the lives lost. They also stem from social isolation caused by lockdowns, mask requirements, social distancing measures, severe economic downturn, and a break from normal routines. (more…)

National Safety Month June 2020

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

June is National Safety Month 2020Part 1 in a 2-Part Series

As a result of the Coronavirus, workplace health and safety are top of mind for building owners and managers around the world. In the United States, where the Allied Universal Fire Life Safety Training System is based, we observe National Safety Month each June. Even so, the National Safety Council reports that one worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. What’s more; emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere – not just in the workplace between the hours of 9 and 5. In years past, the awareness event shined a spotlight on safety-related topics such as mental health, ergonomics, building a safety culture, and driving. But perhaps more relevant this year is the focus on everyone’s minds – how to keep people safe during a pandemic. (more…)

Now is the Perfect Time for Online Training

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Man doing online trainingNationwide lockdowns associated with COVID-19 have driven millions to desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones to pass the time. Chief among their digital pursuits is online training. At Allied Universal, we can confirm the upward trend relative to our own online fire life safety training. An influx of subscribers has started taking advantage of our training modules, which are available 24/7. (more…)