5/7 Manufacturing Council Meeting: Inside COVID-19 – Operational Protocols
May 7, 2020
The Partnership hosted a special Manufacturing Council meeting on safe operating practices in the wake of COVID-19.
Safe facility and operational management are critical focal points for both the remainder of the New York State on PAUSE order and the wider reopening of the regional economy to come.
Participants heard from Abigail Bassett, Senior Director of Operational Excellence at MacLean-Fogg, as she shared the company’s COVID-19 related protocols and safety measures. With factories across the nation and globe, MacLean-Fogg has documented its operational protocols, which can add value to manufacturers of all sizes and industries.
Watch the Full Presentation Here:
Thank you to Maclean-Fogg for their expertise.
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The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the future of COVID-19 related governmental financial assistance and lending opportunities for local businesses.
The federal government is supplementing the original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and new United States Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) guidance is released on a continuous basis.
The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting for all local employers, especially in the manufacturing sector, who are concerned about facility safety standards and employee safety in an ever changing business and regulatory climate.
The Partnership hosted a webisode to review reopening guidelines and the safety business plan template.
NYS released industry specific guidelines for the reopening of businesses, which include a Business Safety Plan Template. Having a clear and available safety plan will be a critical part of the reopening process for businesses.
The economic impacts of COVID-19 are affecting Buffalo Niagara businesses and their workforce. Fortunately, there are state programs to help – The NYS Shared Work Program helps employers avoid some of the problems caused by a layoff.