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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.


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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.

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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. Healthcare-Facilities articles below.


Realty Trust Group Offers Guidance On Healthcare ETS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.

Despite Growth, Boston Hospitals Slash Carbon Emissions

New report finds that Boston health facilities cut emissions by 18% from 2011 through 2019, despite serving more patients and expanding healthcare facility space by 10%

Investing Into Health Care Infrastructure

A sector burdened by deferred facilities maintenance faces more challenges amid COVID-19.

OSHA Issues ETS To Protect Healthcare Workers From COVID-19

OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

Interface Debuts Vinyl Sheet Flooring For Healthcare Facilities

New vinyl sheet products — Interlaced™ Collection and Continual Woodgrains™ — expand company’s carbon neutral product portfolio.

Starnet Commercial Flooring Announces Healthcare Design Awards

This annual competition highlights outstanding projects completed by its contractor members in partnership with architects, designers, and Starnet-aligned manufacturing partners.

Updated Healthcare Facility Ventilation Standard Published

The updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to healthcare facilities designers.

Aurora Offers Healthcare A Safe, Comfortable Flooring Solution

New from Ecore, Aurora is a hygienic, easy-to-clean flooring system with enhanced ergonomics and slip resistance ideal for patients and frontline healthcare workers.

A Look Back At 2020

Over the past year, facility management played a major role in keeping people safe from COVID-19. Here are the lessons learned, challenges, and achievements.

How To Design Circadian-effective Lighting For Schools, Hospitals

Guidance for designing circadian-effective lighting in K-12 classrooms and hospital patient rooms, while avoiding increased energy use, is now available from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Maternity Campus Becomes North Carolina’s First COVID-19 Hospital

Cone Health transformed its former women’s health campus into a designated COVID-19 hospital, protecting patients and care teams with innovative solutions.

What Are You Doing To Get People Back To Work?

Safe-T Workplace Products is a one-stop resource to create a COVID-19-secure environment for people working in commercial and institutional spaces, healthcare and assisted living, and education.

Are Hospital Facility Managers Prepared For Virtual Surveys?

During a webinar presented by ARC Facilities, half of attendees indicated they are not prepared for virtual document review sessions by hospital accreditation surveyors including The Joint Commission.

Yale New Haven Health Recognized For Facility Management Excellence 

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has awarded Yale New Haven Health its 2020 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award.

North Carolina Hospital Honored For Rethinking Energy Use

ASHE has named the Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team its 2020 Energy Champion for leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility.

Are Trees A Focus For Your Healthcare Facility?

For the second year, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Healthcare program will recognize healthcare facility campuses fostering community wellness through tree planting, education, and engagement.

Upgrade Your Doors To Open Hands-Free

From entrance to exit, and everywhere in-between, doors are one of the most touched surfaces throughout your building. Learn easy methods for upgrading doors to open without the slightest touch – reducing germ transmission.

High-Speed Facility Management: 6 Lessons From The Pandemic

Whether your project timeline is two months, two weeks, or two days, don't underestimate the power of teamwork and communication.

CertainTeed Launches Ecophon Hygiene Advance Wall

Designed for the rigors of everyday maintenance, Ecophon Hygiene Advance Wall is the only acoustic wall panel that satisfies FGI guidelines for use in restricted areas in healthcare spaces.

Senior Living: The Wellness Effect

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior living industry was evolving from a care-based business model to one that is wellness-based, with care.

Healthcare Facilities Design: Hygienic Flooring For Healthcare

Safety is imperative when designing healthcare facilities. Specifying the right materials for the floor is essential, yet can be overlooked for infection prevention.

Healthcare Facilities Design After COVID-19

Healthcare facilities designers have a leading role in creating safer spaces in a post-COVID-19 world. Here are five areas of focus to address when rethinking facility layout.

Arbor Day Foundation Inaugural Tree Campus Healthcare Facilities

Across the U.S., 16 hospitals are recognized for campus initiatives in wellness and community engagement through trees.

ASHE 2020 Vista Awards Recognize Healthcare Projects

The American Society for Health Care Engineering announces the winners of its 2020 Vista Awards for design and construction initiatives at healthcare facilities. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Art, Light, And Nature Inspire New Home For Yale Child Study Center

The biophilic approach at YCSC, shown in studies to produce positive behavioral changes, is designed to instill a sense of calm and comfort.

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.

North Kansas City Hospital Displays 20-Foot Wreath

Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.

Best Practices For Winter Carpet Care Challenges

A look at some typical winter carpet woes, along with recommendations to keep carpet looking its best during the year’s coldest months, courtesy of Whittaker. 

How Biophilic Design Impacts Wellness

Healthcare facilities that use biophilic design principles like installing a circadian lighting system can improve patient outcomes and reduce staff stress.

Building Excellence – Completing A Variety Of Projects With Job Order Contracting

Across industries and for a variety of projects, Job Order Contracting from Gordian is a trusted method to deliver construction projects on time and within budget.

Stanford Health Care Dedicates New Stanford Hospital

The new state-of-the-art hospital will accommodate the most advanced medical technology, increase capacity, and bring Stanford Hospital's facilities up to California's stringent new seismic safety standards.

As 2020 Approaches, Five Healthcare Facilities Construction Trends

NYC- based real estate investment company Simone Health observes five factors shaping healthcare facilities construction in the United States.

Woman’s Hospital Invests In Electrostatic Disinfection System

The Clorox® Total 360® System allows Baton Rouge's leading women's specialty hospital to protect patients from illness-causing pathogens and keep infection rates low.

Agfa Imaging Equipment Certified By OSHPD For Earthquake Resistance

California's Seismic Safety Act requires hospitals to meet requirements to ensure safety of the public and continued operations following an earthquake.

After Hurricane Harvey, Hospital Focuses On Power Resiliency

Learning a lesson from the impact of power failure during a natural disaster, Citizens Medical Center added emergency power to its emergency room and beyond.

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