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In California, assisted living residence The Kensington Redondo Beach helped "lift" spirits in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and shelter-in-place orders.


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In California, assisted living residence The Kensington Redondo Beach helped "lift" spirits in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and shelter-in-place orders.

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Construction Lift Helps Friends Celebrate 91st Birthday Despite Coronavirus

In California, assisted living residence The Kensington Redondo Beach helped "lift" spirits in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and shelter-in-place orders.

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Facility Executive Announces 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

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BOMI International Opens Applications For J. Bradley Kennedy Scholarship

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U.S. EPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List

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COVID-19 Pandemic: 5 Tips To Help Employees Work From Home

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OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces For Coronavirus

OSHA offers guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.

Miami Leads Second Annual Top 50 Termite Cities List

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Do Cigarettes Litter Your Landscape?

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Getting Up To Speed On Cooling Tower Designs

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Which Common Workplace Injuries Are Recordable?

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IFMA Names New President And Chief Operating Officer

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“Red Flag” Law In California Expands To Workplaces And Schools

In the state, the authorization to seek a restraining order to remove firearms from possession of an individual who is deemed a threat is now expanded to employers, coworkers, and teachers.

Coronavirus And HVAC: ASHRAE Releases Guidance Material

ASHRAE has released information to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it relates to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems.

Chesapeake College Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

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U.S. Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard Highlights An Industry Transforming

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Top 3 Workplace Hazards: Existing Technologies Can Save Lives

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DesignLights Consortium Seeks Comment On Networked Lighting Controls Proposal

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100 Products That Can Help Stop The Spread Of COVID-19 

The Center For Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has published a list of 100 ready-to-use, dilutable, and wipeable biocidal products that are approved by the EPA as effective at killing viruses like the 2019 novel coronavirus.

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