Tag: infection prevention

Preventing Infections in Schools

CDC Releases Guidance For Preventing Spread Of Infections In Schools

CDC offers steps K-12 schools can take to prevent and control the spread of respiratory and stomach viruses, such as influenza and norovirus, and bacterial illness, such as strep throat.

The Critical Role Of School IAQ During Cold And Flu Season

A K-12 school's indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a critical role during cold and flu season, as it is not only essential in well-being but also for learning.
Hospital Safety

Infection Rates Improve Following COVID-19 Pandemic Spike

More than 85% of hospitals improved performance on at least one of three dangerous infections, according to new Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group.
Legionella

Preventing A Legionella Outbreak

Found in 50% of all large buildings, Legionella, which causes Legionnaires’ disease, is still the largest threat in America’s water systems.

An Air Cleaning Alternative For The 21st Century

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an air filtration technology that catches and kills pathogens with up to 99.9% efficiency.
Healthy Facility

Summer Cleaning: Ensuring A Healthy Facility For 2023 & Beyond

Summer is a great time to conduct an internal audit of your facility's health and safety protocols, formalize best practices, and begin preparation for the rest of the year.
Environmental Services (EVS) technicians

Is Your Healthcare Facility’s Environmental Services Tech A Superstar?

To celebrate outstanding EVS staff in acute or long-term care facilities, Cintas is accepting nominations for the 2022 C.A.P.E. Awards.
Airborne Bacteria

WellAir’s Defend 400 Reduces Airborne Bacteria

When used in an urgent care outpatient facility, WellAir’s Defend 400 significantly reduced airborne bacteria, according to new study.
Seal Shield LLC silicone keyboards

Seal Shield Introduces Waterproof, Fully Sealed Silicone Keyboards

Study finds 96 percent of keyboards are contaminated with bacteria: Seal Shield's Seal Silk Glow and Seal Silk Mini keyboards are waterproof, submersible, washable, bleach safe.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York

New York MTA Achieves GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York has a new map for cleanliness and infection prevention with accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
COVID-19 vaccination policies

Breaking News: SCOTUS Blocks Biden’s Workplace Vaccine, Testing ETS

The Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration does not have the authority to impose workplace vaccine or testing requirements, blocking an OSHA ETS. 
infection prevention

Cleaning And COVID-19

As facilities maintenance teams move forward, the industry has learned several lessons.
airstreams

DLX-N Inactivates Pathogens On Surfaces and In Airstreams

The DLX-N high output, dual lamp ultraviolet NEMA-4 fixture disinfects HVAC/R airstreams, cooling coils, and drain pans, inactivating infectious diseases such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
contracting COVID-19

Are Men More Concerned About Coronavirus Than Women?

The Bradley Corporation's Healthy Handwashing Survey revealed some interesting differences between men and women when it comes to concern about getting COVID-19.
commercial restrooms

Five Tips For Hygienic Restrooms

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

Seven Necessities For Reopening The Office: A Checklist

The risk of spreading COVID-19 remains relevant as facilities reopen. These proactive measures will help ensure the safety of your visitors and staff.
COVID-19 response

Powerhouse To Offer Allied BioScience’s SurfaceWise2

Powerhouse is adding SurfaceWise®2, which removes pathogens from surfaces for months with a single application, to its suite of COVID-19 response services.
infection prevention

New Facilities Achieve Gold Standard Of Cleanliness

GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations.
face masks

Which Face Masks Reduce Transmission Of COVID-19 Most Effectively?

Using flow visualization, FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers qualitatively tested commonly-used facemasks and social distancing.
healthcare flooring

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.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

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This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .