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AEM Develops Event Health and Safety Guidelines

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is working to establish health and safety guidelines for its exhibitions and events.

A task force of six association staff members will create a universal set of health and safety guidelines for the association to use in the planning and execution of all AEM meetings, conferences, and seminars, AEM said in a May 7 press release. The Health and Safety Task Force will consider the experiences of visitor groups, vendor roles, the implications to contracts, the communication of practices to stakeholders, the cost and revenue impact, as well as execution, the release said.

The initial set of guidelines will focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing the potential risk of infection for AEM staff and visitors to association events and exhibitions. But once the pandemic passes, “the team will craft a revised set of guidelines for implementation at the appropriate time,” AEM said in the release.

The guidelines will be in place prior to AEM’s Product Safety & Compliance and Liability Seminars, scheduled for Aug. 24-27, 2020, in Itasca, Illinois.

AEM’s Health and Safety Task Force members are Brittany Weltcheff, the team lead, Helen Horner, Carla Mann, Rebecca Kettlewell, Allison Nieskes, and Caroline Roberts.

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