Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

November 2, 2021


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 27 to protect workers from hazardous heat conditions in indoor and outdoor work settings. With this release, OSHA begins the rulemaking process for …

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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Best Practices for Business Facilities

October 5, 2021


With the COVID-19 pandemic causing more people to stay inside, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue that has taken on a greater significance in the public consciousness. Besides concerns about viruses and other airborne pathogens, the Environmental Protection Agency …

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Workplace “Presenteeism” and Self-Care

September 7, 2021


September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, and self-care has never been more important than it is right now. Employers can help employees embrace self-treatment and a healthy lifestyle by encouraging a self-care program as part of workplace wellness efforts. The …

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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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National Health Center Week

August 10, 2021


This week is National Health Center Week (NHCW)! This year NHCW honors front-line providers, staff and patients who have lost their lives during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. In commemorating lives lost, let us take a moment to recognize the important …

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National Back to School Month

August 3, 2021


The first day of school is around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get involved in this year’s Back to School Month! Safety is now more important than ever, especially with the COVID-19 Delta variant on the …

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Senior Care During COVID-19

May 25, 2021


During the COVID-19 outbreak, senior care facilities and nursing homes were identified as congregate settings at high risk for COVID-19 spread, which sent long-term care facilities into lockdown for months. These lockdowns have created a mental health crisis among senior …

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Protecting Against Occupational Noise Exposure

May 11, 2021


According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about two million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise each year. NIOSH estimates about 24% of hearing difficulty among workers is caused by occupational exposures to …

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