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The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.


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The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.

Coronavirus

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Coronavirus articles below.


OSHA Awards $11M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants

The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.

Armstrong Healthy Space Solutions Available to All

Facility managers seeking healthier, safer indoor spaces can turn to new Armstrong Ceiling Solutions to ease COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

Access Control For The Future Of Healthy Buildings

Before the pandemic, access privileges were determined and managed based on security. Now, occupant health considerations are part of the access control equation.

Electrical Industry Group Shares eBook On Limiting Touchpoints In Buildings

Powering Chicago, the voice of the unionized electrical industry in and around Chicago, highlights technologies to create "The Contactless Office".

Frost & Sullivan Awards Enlighted, Inc. For Innovative Building IoT Tech

The Enlighted IoT platform captures granular data about activities inside facilities, and this year the company applied its technology to help minimize exposure risk in the workplace.

Indoor Air Quality A Top Concern Among People Returning To Work

Americans are worried about their health and safety when returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, according to a new study by Aeroseal, LLC.

Carrier/EMSI Facilities Are China’s First WELL Health-Safety Rated Workplaces

The WELL Health-Safety Rating helps organizations prepare their spaces to address health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Cough And Sneeze Shields Help Prevent Spread Of COVID-19

Cough and sneeze guards have PPE qualities contributing to germ transmission slowdown—even if no masks are being worn.

Transformative Wave Introduces Enhanced Ventilation Mode

Transformative Wave's eIQ Platform now allows facility managers to automate ventilation adjustments to comply with COVID-19-related CDC recommendations.

Green Seal Launches Hand Sanitizer Certification

Green Seal’s new hand sanitizer certification standard screens for carcinogens, reproductive toxins, skin irritants, phthalates, parabens and contaminants.

University Of AZ Working With County, City To Slow COVID-19 Spread

University President Robert C. Robbin, along with Campus Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. surgeon general, provided an update on progress and procedures aimed at mitigating COVID-19.

Schools, Universities Urged To Use EPA-Approved Products, Disinfectants

Schools and universities are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting their facilities by using only products on EPA’s List N.

FAQs On Disinfecting Schools

Infection control in schools is always a concern because of influenza and bacteria such as MRSA and C. diff, but COVID-19 presents new questions.

Versteel Launches Five New Products To Support Healthy Space

Designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Versteel’s Healthy Spaces range of customizable products help reimagine how we work, learn, and live.

NFPA Highlights Remote Inspection Steps

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an infographic emphasizing five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs: procedures, communication, technology, verification, and completion.

Most High Schoolers Concerned About Coronavirus, Returning To Class

Nearly half of high school students surveyed are worried there won't be enough time to wash their hands at school.

PPE Recycling Through TerraCycle Regulated Waste Division

The general public are using PPE on a regular basis. Without traditional recycling options, these items are likely to end up in landfills.

Facility Management Brings Building Data To The Boardroom

As businesses focus on protecting their employees from COVID-19, facilities teams can provide operational data to help guide decisions.

EasyTask GrabBox Refillable Cleaning System

Hospeco Brands Group introduced the EasyTask GrabBox Refillable Cleaning System in response to widespread shortages of some cleaning supplies.

Garland Provides D7 Disinfectant For Missouri School Reopening

Garland’s subscription plan provides monthly deliveries of D7 materials, ensuring customers will never be without critical disinfection products and allowing for the frequent use of D7.

New WorldGBC Strategy Tackles Climate Issues In Post-COVID Facilities 

Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere tackles the climate emergency, health and wellbeing, and resource efficiency issues in the built environment.

Protective Disinfectant Coating Kills Pathogens

SurfaceWise2 is a long-lasting protective disinfectant coating approved by the EPA to kill and prevent pathogens from living on surfaces. APEX Surface Care is trained and capable of applying its application.

Inpixon And FSI Team Up To Combat COVID-19

Businesses can visualize areas of their facility that have poor air quality or contaminated assets, dispatch workers, and quickly indicate air filters to replace or areas to sanitize.

Massachusetts Coalition To Safely Reopen Schools Cites Concerns

Due to lack of appropriate planning, funding, testing, PPE, environmental safeguards, and staff education, coalition calls for phased approach, with no in-person learning at this time.

ICC Publishes Guideline Document For Remote Virtual Inspections

The International Code Council document outlines guidance for RVIs, which are useful when buildings are inaccessible during a pandemic, but also for dangerous environments or other circumstances.

Hygiene360 Tackles Spread of Germs

Hygiene360 is a suite of full-service solutions that tackle the spread of germs on surfaces, person-to-person, and in the air.

Intelligent UVC Disinfection Products From Safe Space Technologies

Safe Space Technologies uses UVC disinfection and a GPS-enabled robotic device to provide effective solutions for safer environments in less time.

Increased Demand To Tighten Physical Security At Food Plants

In food handling facilities, sophisticated physical access control and surveillance systems can offer a cost effective solution to reducing public and operational risk.

Five Tips For Hygienic Restrooms

Public spaces are scrutinized more than ever for cleanliness, and commercial restrooms are a big focus.

Yankee Stadium First Sports Venue To Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating

The Yankees used the WELL Health-Safety Rating to strengthen strategies the team already had in place in response to COVID-19, and to document and verify these actions.

Hand Dryers For Restroom Hygiene

Excel Dryer provides a touchless hand drying solution to help prevent potential cross-contamination between restroom surfaces and wet hands.

How To Create Welcoming Outdoor Spaces At Your Facility

In welcoming back employees and customers against the backdrop of COVID-19, take advantage of outdoor spaces on your site for people to recharge and reconnect.

HVAC Systems And Reopening Buildings Amid COVID-19

Examine your facility's HVAC systems with airflow, filtration, and humidity conditions at the forefront.

Network Surveillance Solutions Help Business Adjust To Health Crisis

Network surveillance solutions based on sight, sound, and analytics can help businesses better enforce guidelines and obtain key insights into consumer behavior.

Assessing Slip And Fall Risks In Facilities

Take the time to walk through your facility and find out where the potential for slips and falls may have increased as a result of COVID-19.

Senior Living Industry Report From ICAA Looks To The Future

With input from 150+ thought leaders, the International Council on Active Aging document aims to assist stakeholders in senior living to forge a path towards "next normal."

Did You Miss Our “Retiring Facility Staff” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn about the importance of implementing forward-thinking technology to improve operational efficiency and attract new talent.

Making Polling Places Safer Through HVAC Systems

As election season continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force is offering HVAC and water supply system guidance for polling places.

COVID-19 And Accessibility

Here are five practical areas for consideration to ensure that people with disabilities in your facility are respected, included in the planning process, and provided the required and appropriate safeguards.

Social Distancing In High-Traffic Facilities

Plan, quantify, reinforce—a strategy for keeping people moving in densely occupied spaces.

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