infection prevention

Resource pages for "infection prevention"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


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.
Disinfecting Service Program

Planned Companies Introduces COVID-19 Disinfecting Service Program

Materials include commercial and residential reopening and rapid response guidelines, and a disinfecting procedure booklet.
cleaning

COVID-19: How To Disinfect Your Buildings According To CDC and EPA Guidelines

Cleaning procedures can reassure occupants that your spaces have been properly disinfected to eliminate COVID-19 and other contagions. Here’s the easiest way to standardize your organization’s cleaning processes and enable a safer return for everyone in your facilities.
employee screening

Employee Screening Tool Detects Early Signs of COVID-19

CAREMINDr solution alerts employers and healthcare organizations of potential coronavirus symptoms before work shifts begin to prevent spread within workplaces and communities.
COVID-19 Prevention

Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Poster Now Available In 13 Languages

In addition to English and Spanish, OSHA offers “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 more languages.
healthcare facilities

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.
disruptions

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.

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