Archive May 2020

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Message From the President

2020 Focus Forward: Lead with Passion and Serve with Purpose.

Teaming Up with Tim Wells & Mel Jones: EEOC's Pandemic Guidance for Employers

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated strategies and recommendations to the interim guidance for businesses and employers responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In addition to a table outlining the engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) that employers may use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The CDC also provided clarity around those seeking to resume normal or phase business operations including:

SHRM Spring Mentoring Program Update

The SHRM Saint Louis mentoring program kicked off our spring class this week with six pairs of mentors and protégés beginning their year-long work together.

Member Spotlight: Mel Jones, VP of Membership

This month I had a chance to talk with Melissa “Mel” Jones, the chapter’s Vice President of Membership. She is like a bright ball of happy energy that devotes time to helping grow our membership numbers and find ways of taking care of our current members.

Welcome New Members

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings!

Changing Safety Operations as an Essential Business During COVID-19

by Erika Plumlee

We have always known that our employees are essential to our business. And this year, we learned how essential we are to the economy. Lyons Blow Molding manufactures plastic bottles for the food, beverage and sanitation industries. I am their Human Resources Manager and “Department of One.”