For 50 years, BCI has been supporting members of the lead battery manufacturing and recycling industry. We are always here for you, especially during times like these. Our promise - to support the industry and provide resources to members - remains strong and we are dedicated to making sure that you have the resources to keep you informed regarding the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Below is a list of state, federal and global resources that we have gathered through our partnerships, relationships and industry peers. If you have anything that you need assistance with, please contact us at any time.
Below are links to government and private-sector resources. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, many of these pages are updated daily, so please check back frequently.
EEE blog post on the essential nature of the industry.
Fact Sheet: Lead batteries are essential to our lives.
Resources from BCI Partners
Wiley Rein's COVID-19 Resource Center
Resources for Business
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
NAM Consolidated List of Resources
Including links to state and regional resources from the National Association of Manufacturers.
Health and Safety Guidelines for Suppliers in a Coronavirus Environment
Guidelines and best practices for when it's safe to return from the Original Equipment Suppliers Association's (OSEA).
Federal and International Daily Briefings
Daily Situation Reports from WHO
CDC Situation Summary
CDC guidance on responding to situations where critical infrastructure workers may have had exposure to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The measures include more active health screening, monitoring, PPE use, active social distancing, and extra sanitization of shared spaces.
FEMA Daily Updates
Updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA Fact Sheet
Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Environmental Health and Safety
Latest Updates from OSHA and EPA
OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
OSHA Information Portal
OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019
EPA Enforcement No-Action Policy
EPA and CDC: Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
Training Video and Poster: Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work
Customs and Border Patrol Newsroom
Updates and announcements.
Small Business Administration
Guidance and Loan Resource
The Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs are now open. Details on the SBA loan program for small businesses.
Guides to State Restrictions and Resources
State-restriction tracking spreadsheet.
State-by-state dashboard of executive orders and restrictions.
NAM Daily Snapshot of State Actions
California Resiliency Alliance COVID-19 Resources
Ohio Guidance on Temperature and Health Screening Protocols