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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.


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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.

Health and Safety

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


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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Tips For Touch-Free Plumbing Retrofits

Touch-free plumbing fixtures provide a more sanitary option for facilities of any size and provide a quality option to improve public health

PUREClean Service Program Supports Reopening

The Flagship Facility Services/Flagship Aviation Services PUREClean four-pronged approach to protecting employees in their workplace, and the traveling public in airports, is designed to support full, partial, or staged reopening of businesses and states.

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.

Celebrating Facility Management… Buildings’ Essential Workers

Facility managers and maintenance workers have been working to maintain buildings during the COVID-19 crisis and to ensure they are ready for reopening.

Back To Work: How To Reboot In A Post-COVID-19 World

As lockdowns begin to ease and pressure to restart the economy ramps up, companies need to determine how to keep employees safe as they go back to work.

CARVART Creates Protective Screens

CARVART has created glassSCREENS>Shield, a new collection of ¼" tempered glass protective screens that can be ordered and installed on the frontlines quickly for protection from COVID-19.

ASSE International Releases Standard For Water Dispensers

Water dispensers covered by Standard 1023 include an integral electrically powered heater or cooler.

Partnership Helps People Living With Diabetes Thrive In The Workplace

Cintas is joining forces with the American Diabetes Association to help those living with diabetes thrive in the workplace by offering a variety of approved first aid products.

Keeping Virginia’s Seniors Safe, Warm, And Out Of The Dark

A new law enhances backup emergency power generation requirements for assisted living facilities in the commonwealth.

Employee Engagement For Workplace Safety

While it may seem impossible, a Zero Harm Culture for workplace health and safety can be achievable by following five key steps.

15 Cities Most Likely To See Termite Infestation

Mobile, AL leads this list of U.S. cities that should be on high alert for termites during 2017.

Baby-Changing Station Law Doubles Diaper Duty

With the signing of the "BABIES Act" in October 2016, facilities (at least those controlled by the federal government) have twice the number of stations to clean and maintain.

PURELL Surface Disinfecting And Sanitizing Products

Featuring EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Certification, these products feature quick overall disinfection times for bacteria and viruses.

Minimizing Mosquito Populations To Combat Zika Virus

Facility executives and their service providers can address this health threat with diligent inspection of buildings and grounds.

Leadership Support Linked To Workplace Well-Being

Nearly three-fourths of employees with senior managers who show support through involvement and commitment to well-being initiatives said their organization helps employees develop a healthy lifestyle.

Three Contractor Orientation Mistakes, And How To Avoid These

It is important for facility managers to ensure their contractors are educated on the organization's on-site policies and safety procedures.

Zika Virus: 5 Things To Know, Plus Pest Control In Offices

CDC states that with the recent outbreaks, the number of Zika virus cases among travelers visiting or returning to the U.S. will likely increase.

Question Of The Week: Health And Wellness Strategies

This aspect of sustainable facilities is moving to the forefront.

Web Exclusive: Ice Machine Or Toxic Breeding Ground?

Proper cleaning and safe handling of ice machines help prevent illness, such as Norovirus and Legionnaires' Disease.

Question Of The Week: Automated Restrooms… Friend Or Foe?

A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his liking.

Question Of The Week: Ebola And Cleaning Practices

Facility cleaning procedures play a part in preventing the spread of Ebola. Are yours addressing the threat?

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Clorox Urine Remover from Clorox Professional

This cleaning agent is intended to remove odors from porous surfaces, such as grout and concrete, while also effective on soft surfaces.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fresh Wave IAQ by OMI Industries

Suitable for a variety of odor abatement situations, this product line is engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that includes water, lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Locus by Focal Upright Furniture

This new workstation fosters healthy movement.

UL Environment Revises Odor Control Standard

The updated UL 2796 helps to protect health while still ensuring effective odor control.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaners by Clorox

A line of non-bleach cleaners uses a patented activated hydrogen peroxide formula to eliminate germs on a variety of surfaces.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 445-VBRRCF by Chicago Faucets

This service sink faucet is designed to protect the potable water supply in commercial buildings.

Keeping Germs At Bay

Occupant behavior coupled with effective disinfection practices helps to minimize the spread of illness.

EPA Approves Latest Refrigerant Substitutes

The three hydrocarbon substances can be used in small commercial refrigerators and freezers.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: HYGEN Clean Water System by Rubbermaid

This system promotes cleaner mops and facility surfaces with a water filter integrated into the mop bucket.

Worker Summer Safety Tips

Grainger shares several tips to help workers in and around facilities stay cool this summer.

How Do Your Health Practices Measure Up?

Submit your facility's hygiene initiatives to be considered for The Healthy Workplace Project Award from Kimberly-Clark Professional.

ASHRAE Standard On Legionellosis Open For Comment

Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water systems.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cleaning For Environment And Health

This Q&A with Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses pursuing sustainability and health goals through cleaning products and practices.

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