Creating More Resilient Healthcare Facilities: Steps to Take Today to More Rapidly Prepare for a Winter COVID Surge

  |  January 18, 2021

The winter surge of the COVID-19 pandemic is here. This time there is no epicenter, the spread of the virus has accelerated across the United States. Some healthcare systems just this summer were able to transition from COVID-dedicated spaces back to general patient care areas. Now they are faced with converting back again to respond...
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How to Effectively Manage a COVID-19 Positive Case in the Workplace

  |  September 17, 2020

As essential businesses continue to operate and other businesses prepare to return to work, employers will need to interpret and implement guidance from public health authorities on how to manage coronavirus risks in the workplace. A critical need many employers will face is how to effectively and compassionately deal with employees who have been confirmed...
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Research with SARS-CoV-2: Safety Considerations for BSL-2 and BSL-2+ Laboratories

  |  August 25, 2020

Research into therapies and vaccines for COVID-19 is exploding across the globe. Laboratories looking to begin research involving SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, must rapidly assess whether their facilities, policies and training are sufficient to protect their employees and the surrounding community. SARS-CoV-2 is a new pathogen and we learn more about it every...
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CDC and ASHRAE HVAC Guidance for Commercial Buildings: Beware of creating new problems when modifying systems for COVID-19

  |  July 1, 2020

Across the country employers and building owners and managers are working to ready their buildings to welcome back workers and visitors after the COVID-19 shutdown. Maintaining health-protective workspaces is key for controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) during the pandemic and to help minimize the “second wave”. Building systems can play...
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COVID-19 Management Planning: Questions Employers Must Be Able to Answer Before Returning Employees to the Workplace

  |  May 27, 2020

Across the U.S. states are beginning to lift restrictions that will allow businesses to reopen. While this brings hope, it also presents an enormous task and responsibility for employers. Employers will need to coordinate with multiple groups to prepare their workplace for re-occupancy and establish plans for how they will safely manage their workforce and...
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