ASHRAE Approves Groundbreaking New Standard

During the pandemic, many employers were faced with the daunting task of preparing their facilities for employees returning to the workplace.  As we all navigated the ‘new normal’ of living and working in the COVID-19 era, controls such as social distancing, face coverings, reduced occupancy, and more frequent and robust cleaning regiments were implemented to […]

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Ventilation for COVID-19: How Does Your Facility Stack Up?

Face coverings, physical distancing, hand washing, and surface disinfection are well documented actions to minimize potential for occupational transmissions of the virus causing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).  But let’s consider how these proven tactics align with the hierarchy of controls from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the use of […]


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Mike Palmer, Board of Directors Vice-Chair

Employer Guidance for Keeping Workers Safe

With many stay-at-home orders lifting and businesses reopening, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is asking employers to take the following six steps to reduce the risk of worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in their workplaces: Develop an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan Prepare to Implement Basic Infection Prevention Measures Develop Policies and Procedures […]

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Returning to Work Amid COVID – Our Top Three Recommendations

We’ve spent the last few weeks answering questions for clients planning a plant closure, curtailment, or reduction of hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigating the shut-down process is especially difficult, so we shared our “COVID-19 Shutdown Regulatory Checklist” to help. Now we’re beginning to hear questions from clients about how to safely return employees […]

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