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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.

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


The N95 Shortage: OSHA Issues Guidance For Respiratory Protection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.

Siemens Works With Georgia Tech To Provide Face Shields

Through partnership with local manufacturers EIS-Fabrico and Underwood Mold Company, the production of these face shields is expected to reach 100,000 over the next month.

Zurn Pledges $1M In Hygienic Product To Healthcare Facilities

Products donated to help healthcare facilities in their fight against COVID-19 include sensor faucets, soap dispensers, flush valves, sinks, and hand dryers.

COVID-19: Surface Disinfection As Prevention Strategy

Effective disinfection of surfaces requires not only an effective product, but also effective practice.

Social Distancing Reminders Promote Safer Retail Store Shopping

SmartDome heightens real-time awareness of social distancing in retail stores – especially in areas frequented by multiple shoppers.

ASHRAE Establishes Epidemic Task Force

The task force will address the challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the effects of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems on disease transmission.

Green Seal Evaluates Green Cleaning Products

With coronavirus prompting more frequent use of cleaning products (and more inhalation of cleaning chemicals), here’s a window into Green Seal’s performance requirements for certified green cleaning products.

STARC Systems To Provide Critical Isolation Rooms

To protect patients and healthcare workers from COVID-19, "essential" manufacturer STARC Systems is increasing production of instant isolation rooms.

The Coronavirus Pandemic: “Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, President Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

Duro-Last Retools To Manufacture Medical PPE

The roofing membrane manufacturer's engineers, product development and manufacturing staff have utilized their expertise in manufacturing flexible PVC and fabrics to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Empire State Building Lights Up The Night

Starting March 29 and through April 2, Empire State Realty Trust and iHeart Media are partnered to beam a light show synced to the modern era anthem of NYC, Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind.

Johnson Controls Helps Support Critical Infrastructure During Crisis

The company first responded to the developing crisis in Wuhan, China where its local personnel worked to fulfill the urgent need for new hospitals.

Survey Shows Dire PPE, Hand Sanitizer Shortages Across U.S.

Lack of N-95s, masks, face shields threaten workers in healthcare facilities in every state, in every size facility. Only 12% have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.

IFMA Conducting Global Work-From-Home Survey

The Work-from-Home Experience Survey will help identify the global impact of COVID-19 on how and where people are working.

Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19

Approximately 79% of organizations reported already experiencing negative impact of COVID-19, according to a S&P Global Market Intelligence survey.

In Michigan, STI Deemed Essential Supplier And Remains Open

Earlier this week, Safety Technology International, Inc. received notice the company is considered an essential supplier for safety and access control products.

Avocado Green Mattress Repurposes Factory To Make Face Masks

Organic mattress maker refocuses part of the cut and sew department at its Los Angeles factory to produce face masks in light of COVID-19 mask shortage.

AkitaBox Helps Healthcare Institutions Battle COVID-19 Crisis

AkitaBox's facility and infrastructure management platform will help healthcare providers identify units within their facilities which could be converted to COVID-19 units.

VuWall2 Visualization Tool Offered As Free Software Download

VuWall has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a free visualization tool to help coordinators on the front lines.

5 Ways To Support Your Staff During COVID-19

As your employees adapt to changing circumstances, here are several ways to provide them support and keep operations going.

ZOLL To Increase Ventilator Production To 10,000 Per Month

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZOLL Medical Corporation will increase production of ventilators 25-fold over recent production volumes.

How Is Your Company Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your company is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

ASIS International, Security Industry Association Form New Partnership

Security associations join forces to deliver increased services to global security leaders as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.

How Healthcare Facilities Can Prepare For COVID-19

The director of healthcare design at Chicago firm Skender shares advice based on her experience during the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

Hand Dryers And The Coronavirus

Some news outlets have reported on matters surrounding hand dryer efficacy, but CDC, WHO, and scientists from Johns Hopkins University have reported hand dryers do not spread the coronavirus.

Most Employees Are Working From Home Due To COVID-19

In an attempt to balance employee needs with financial realities, organizations are employing a variety of approaches to time-off policies in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19: HVACR Organizations Promote Essential Status

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the HVACR industry has requested "essential business" status for its technicians and engineers.

Data Centers: Best Practices In Challenging Times

As impacts of COVID-19 continue, an advisory report produced by Uptime Institute shares best practices to reduce risk associated with operating critical infrastructure facilities.

3D Printed Hands-Free Door Opener Eliminates Contact With Door Handle

Materialise's 3D printed door opener makes it possible to open and close doors with your arm, removing the need for direct contact with door handles.

Auto Industry Giants Enhancing COVID-19 Protections For Workers

UAW, GM, Ford, and FCA are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies.

PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The first in a bi-monthly series shows how CFOs and finance leaders plan to react to COVID-19, and what impacts they expect to see on their companies.

Four Ways To Address The Threat Of Coronavirus In Facilities

A senior application engineer for 3M shares what facility management teams can address in their cleaning protocols to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Friday Funny: Are We Ready To Work From Home?

Many employees are suddenly working from home to try to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. The Internet is ready with the memes.

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

Does your organization urgently need employees to work from home due to COVID-19? Try these five helpful tips.

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.

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.

Indoor Humidification Can Reduce Coronavirus Transmission, Infection Risk

A study from Condair shows raising air humidity by humidification reduces the risk of virus spread in hospitals and other buildings at low-cost and without causing negative effects.

Coronavirus Spurs Construction Of Emergency Hospitals In Wuhan

The building of Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital and Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital is an emergency measure in response to the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

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