INDUSTRY RESOURCES FOR NAED MEMBERS
Reopening Business Resources
OSHA and the CDC provide guidance for best practices and reopening guidelines. See below links for more information. Join in the discussion with NAED members here.
Vaccine Information for Employers:
Information on State and Local Reopening:
- What will reopening look like? (Multistate article/web page)
- State and local response information (google doc)
Business Guidelines for Reopening:
OSHA Document: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (updated 6/10/2021)
CDC Guidance -Updated cleaning and disinfection guidance, updated best practices for conducting social distancing, and updated strategies and recommendations that can be implemented now to respond to COVID-19.
National Retail Foundation State level breakdown of guidelines for retail operations.
NAED COVID-19 Survey Results
To determine the effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as the overall impact on sales, operations, and the workforce, NAED conducted brief surveys from members in 2020.
Here are the results:
Week 2 Results-Curbside Pickup & Deliveries
Week 4 Results-Financial Impact & Strategizing for the Future
Week 6 Results-Preparing to Re-Open for Business
NAED Learning Center
- Business Continuity Bundle: A new bundle of courses and videos from Skillsoft, "Business Continuity" features over 80 titles on leading and managing virtual teams, managing in a crisis, adapting to change, collaboration and managing risk. These courses are available for free until June 30, 2020.
- J.J. Keller E-Learning: Two courses are now offered, Creating a COVID-19 action plan for your workplace and COVID-19: what employees need to know. Available for free to members until May 31, 2020 in the NAED Learning Center.
Industry News at Your Fingertips
Visit tEDmag.com and lightEDmag.com for the latest industry news and event information. tED magazine is the voice of top electrical distributors in North America. Visit tED for news on how the pandemic is affecting the industry as well as further event information.
tED Magazine's DistributED podcast is a must-listen. Scott Costa speaks with industry leaders and addresses these strange days.
COVID-19 Additional Resources
- AGC has partnered with Construct Connect for an interactive map that lists some project disruptions across the country
- State and Local Government Responses to COVID-19
- Distributor Action Planner: COVID-19- Indian River Consulting Blog
- Joint Statement Construction Letter-Pennsylvania
- NAHB Jobsite Map
- Google Spreadsheet: State & Local Construction Announcements
- IBHS - 5 Ways to Protect Your Building During a Temporary Closure
The Essential and True #Electricalhero in Your Company
If I had asked you before this pandemic started what was an essential employee, do you think your answer would be the same as it is today? This very unusual time in our lives has made us discover what "essential" truly means.
Before, you might have thought first responders, medical personnel, and some government employees were all that were essential.