PGMS® COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

PGMS® understands the difficult situation our members are facing during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Society has developed a resource document, providing key considerations, recommendations, what members around the country are doing, and other resources. This document can be accessed by clicking the button below.


Additional information will be updated on this webpage. PGMS® encourages members to use the “COVID-19” thread in the “Ask A Professional” section of their member portal to share what their institutions are doing and to post questions. To log into your member portal, please click the button below.


Resources Provided by PGMS Partners in Professionalism

Hunter Industries
Hunter Industries’ online training program has been online for more than eight years and has worked with many professional organizations to refine their training to industry standards. Any user can take the training by signing up for a free Hunter account. All courses have to be completed with 80% or above to pass and grades are saved to the user’s profile. There are a variety of training options available:


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Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements 
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements is committed to providing science-based education and training on equipment, products, and treatment strategies that advance tree healthcare. To view webinars, application videos, and more, visit:


Additional Resources

Return to the Workplace Safely Using Total Worker Health® Strategies—Recorded Webinar
NIOSH speakers discussed the most up-to-date science, strategies, and recommendations for returning to work safely as organizations meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers also discussed how businesses in other sectors can apply NIOSH guidance to safely reopen. The recorded webinar can be accessed through the above link.

SARS-CoV-2 Testing Strategies: Considerations for Non-healthcare Workplaces
CDC guidance is now available to provide employers of non-healthcare workplaces with strategies for how to incorporate testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, into a workplace COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plan.


Important Links:

OSHA Back to Work Guidelines

Green Industry Pros & GIE+EXPO

CDC – Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning

CDC – Coping with Job Stress and Building Resilience

CDC – Fatigue in the Workplace Fact Sheet

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Lear Corporation: Safe Work Playbook – An interactive guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

How Members Are Modifying Operations

US Department of Labor: Paid Sick Leave Press Release

“Products Approved to Fight Coronavirus”

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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