(HealthDay)—Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but some people find them awkward, uncomfortable or downright unbearable to wear. There’s another good option available for people who just can’t get used to strapping on a face mask while out in public, experts say.Plastic face shields offer another means of deterring COVID-19 that some might find easier, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in Baltimore.
They’re clear plastic or plexiglass shields that cover the entire face, from the forehead down to the chin or lower. An elastic headband holds the shield in place. Shields offer a number of benefits over masks, but also a few drawbacks, experts said.
Because they extend down from the forehead, shields protect the eyes as well as the nose and mouth, said Dr. Frank Esper, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center. Viruses can enter the body through the eyes.Adalja noted that face shields also can be more comfortable for people to wear. “It feels less obstructive on their mouth and nose than a mask,” he said.
Esper pointed out that “you don’t get to feel the breeze on your face, but you do get some fresh air, rather than trying to breathe through a cloth mask.” Person-to-person communication is better with a face shield. People can see your whole face through the shield, making it easier for folks to talk, Adalja said.
Kris Davenport is pleased to announce that Mr. Darryl Braaten has joined Xi Safety as Vice President and Senior Advisor for HSE Services and Products.
As a major project safety professional Darryl has overseen the development of project safety management systems that have resulted in successful oversight of multiple projects within various industries.
Mr. Braaten is a significant addition to the company and will focus on new product development and client services including project health and safety plans for all sized companies for COVID 19 reopening phases.
With over 20 years’ experience in the emergency response sector, Darryl has a proven track record of developing, implementing, and managing safety management systems based on Canadian federal, provincial and USA standards, acts, regulations, and codes. His expertise includes hiring, managing and providing expert leadership to field teams of HSE personnel on a variety of projects.
In these times of challenge and opportunity due to the Covid 19 pandemic, many small businesses are faced with new government regulations for re-opening their place of businesses. Although there is free information available for business owners, we at Xi Safety can offer you help and expertise in this time and ensure you have met all the requirements so that you can focus on what you do best, run your business. We offer many business sectors assurance that we can provide you with an oversight auditor to ensure the required forms are completed and ready for inspection. We include OHS compliance to new Worksafe BC legislation regarding compliance in the workplace and can assist you with for BCs restart plan phases 2 and 3 including a Covid Safety Plan. Give us a call, we are here to help.
We are happy to announce the promotion of Kristien Davenport to the position of President for Xi Safety and Labor Services. Ms. Davenports’ experience includes corporate communications, business development, investor & public relations, marketing, project management and administration. Kris has worked on a diverse number of projects and clients from different industries, including the resource sector, bio-tech, high tech, new media, software and the safety training industry. She has been responsible for business development, investor relations, human resources, media coverage, press releases and sales. During her career she has worked with public & private companies and has been involved in raising over $500 million through outside investors and government grants for clients and employers. Ms. Davenport joined the company a year ago in the role of Business Development Manager where she has played a key role during our establishment of our newly opened Vancouver office.
Kris thus brings a wealth of experience to the position as President and we are excited about her new role at the company.
Xi Safety specializes in customized online Safety Training. We have been providing Safety Services and Safety training since 2012.
Most of our courses are conducted online as a learn as you go exercise. It takes patience and persistence to master the classes as there are no shortcuts in the learning curve of knowledge. Students must master each module by completing a passing grade before being allowed to advance to the next segment. Classes can be tailored for a single user or multiple user license is available for companies seeking to train large numbers of personnel.
In today’s economy many companies are faced with enormous challenges. We understand that clients are looking at deploying capital strategically to mitigate downside risks, control costs and remain competitive in a tight margin market, yet still deliver on the project.
Major Projects: Facility, Pipelines, Oilsands (Construction & Maintenance), Transmission & Distribution, Exploration, Drilling and Completions, Civil & Highway Projects.
Commercial & Small Contractor Services: Bronze, Silver and Gold Contractor Packages (including SECOR, COR & ISNET Registries.
First Nations Partnerships & Alliances: XI Safety is active with several First Nations groups and we are seeking additional joint venture partners and assist them in understanding and taking them through the required pre-qualification processes to attain potential work and demonstrating their efficiency as a safe, reliable workers and contractor(s).
Licensed Recruitment Agency: When you need temporary personnel for any short term work, Xi looks after ensuring your are receiving a vetted professional from our candidate databank. XiSafety & Labour understands your challenges in obtaining the right candidate. We look after the rest, including payroll and back office support.
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The Management Team of Xi Safety is pleased to welcome the addition of Ms. Kristien Davenport to our team as our new Business Development and Communications Manager.
Ms. Davenport has over 20 years of increasingly responsible positions in corporate communications, public relations, advertising and marketing, project management and business administration. Ms. Davenport was a partner with B&D Capital Partners for 9 years, focussing on the public market sector and worked on a diverse mix of projects and clients from several industries including mining, oil and gas, bio-tech projects and the Staffing Industry. Ms. Davenport also has a background in green technology, new media and software.