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Fifty companies have now had their plans and procedures for a healthy and safe workplace approved as part of NJBIA’s recently launched Healthy Business Certification online course.

With a new law enacted creating a rebuttable presumption that essential employees who contract COVID-19 did so at work, NJBIA is urging businesses to have formal sanitation protocols in place as they reopen to the public.

“Protecting customers and employees is a priority for business owners,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “With this new law that could result in increased worker’s compensation insurance costs, it’s even more incumbent for business owners to certify their best practices for a safe and healthy workplace.”

A Workplace Infectious Disease Prevention training course, administered by PeakPerformance, introduces businesses and their employees to the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with their work. The best practices are derived from OSHA, CDC and WHO guidance.

Attendees work with instructors to develop workplace procedures and a documented plan. At the completion of the course, they submit their plan to be certified.

An NJBIA Healthy Business Certificate is then issued, along with a safety decal to display at the location of your business.

Key Software Systems, based in Farmingdale and a developer of courier software solutions for carriers of all sizes, recently received an NJBIA Health Business Certificate.

“Although we can operate much of our business remotely, we find the best consumer service and highest development productivity can be reached with our team members onsite,” said Christopher P. Miller, partner and CTO of Key Software Systems.

“After much research, we found that the comprehensive offering of NJBIA’s Healthy Certification Course would ensure we had everything we needed – and more – in place from the start so that staff members were safe and felt safe returning to the office.”

“The NJBIA course and certification were priceless and we are thankful for the consultation and guidance which allowed our reopening to be a success.”

The three-hour course is available to NJBIA members and nonmembers alike, and for the time being, it’s limited to one employee per company per class to make it accessible to as many companies as possible.

For more information on the training course, click here.

For a training brochure, click here.

Some businesses, thus far, that have received NJBIA Health Business certification include:

Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School (Eatontown)
Allied Fire & Safety Equipment Company (Neptune)
Carl Stahl Sava Industries, Inc. (Riverdale)

cyberThink (Bridgewater)
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ
Immunomedics (Morris Plains)
James Alexander Corporation (Blairstown)
Kessler Foundation (East Hanover)
Key Software Systems (Farmingdale)
Kumon Math and Reading Center (Howell)
Lamatek, Inc. (West Deptford)
LAN Associates (Midland Park)
Larken Associates (Branchburg)
Logotech/Tadbik (Fairield)
Methfessel & Werbel (Edison)
PRAB (New Brunswick)
Preferred Behavioral Health of New Jersey (Brick)
Progressive Hydraulics (Saddle Brook)
Riviera Produce Corporation (Englewood)
Senior Spirit of Roselle Park (Roselle Park)
SOAR Physical Therapy (Sea Girt)
SOSH Architects (Atlantic City, Philadelphia)
Specialty Systems Inc. (Toms River)
Stavola Companies (Tinton Falls)

Stillwell-Hansen (Edison)
STORIS (Mount Arlington)
The Toa Reinsurance Company of America (Morristown)

TFH Publications & Nylabone Products, Inc. (Neptune)
TimberRidge Construction (Cranford)
USA Architects, Planners & Interior Designers, Ltd. (Somerville)
Westmont Associates (Cherry Hill)