Mask Test Uses Fire To Prove Point

July 30, 2020

Forgive me readers, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. Two-and-a-half months to be exact. While the pandemic has slowed down life in terms of extracurricular activities, my workload has kept me busy and away from certain duties like regular blogging.

But I have been working on other worthwhile stuff. Because in-person events have gone way of the dodo for now, our webinar series has flourished (See "Webinars Round Out New Normal"). I’ve also been busy hosting and producing the Process Safety With Trish & Traci podcast series. We’ve covered safety concerns during COVID and what can be done to mitigate those risks. Check out the podcast library for great episodes on varying topics related to safety. And I’ve been staying on top of news during this time. Certainly all news isn’t pandemic-centric, but there is enough to warrant a page dedicated to the coverage. You can shuffle through alerts from companies on how they are helping as well as read about the economic impact this global crisis is having on industry.

Speaking of helping, there are two pretty straightforward things we can do to stem the spread of this virus: wash our hands and wear a mask. If you’re like me, you’ve encountered great debates on whether masks really do protect us. I came across this short video that puts masks to the test. It involves fire, so it’s exciting. At least I think so. 

Traci Purdum is Chemical Processing’s Senior Digital Editor. Her hobbies include socially distanced get togethers, collecting festive masks and enjoying the slower paced world with her husband and dogs. 
About the Author

Traci Purdum | Editor-in-Chief

Traci Purdum, an award-winning business journalist with extensive experience covering manufacturing and management issues, is a graduate of the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent, Ohio, and an alumnus of the Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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