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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote working as the digital world is finally at a stage where it can support technology like virtual meetings.


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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote working as the digital world is finally at a stage where it can support technology like virtual meetings.

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Has COVID-19 Opened Up A New World Of Remote Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote working as the digital world is finally at a stage where it can support technology like virtual meetings.

Socially-Distant Operation Of Critical Infrastructure

In California, a statewide order has allowed those working in critical infrastructure to continue and applies to the federal critical infrastructure sectors outlined by the federal Cyber Infrastructure Security Administration (CIFA).

BuildingReports Adds Feature To SafetyScan® For Disinfection Reporting

To assist facilities in upholding strict safety measures, the company's ScanSeries® suite now features the capability to track disinfection actions, PPE levels, and more.

KeyWatcher & AssetWatcher Enhancements

Morse Watchmans announced new touchless facial recognition access and an antimicrobial powder coating on its KeyWatcher and AssetWatcher systems.

Safety For Dormant Water Systems In Buildings

Facilities closed or with reduced occupancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic need to evaluate current water systems to ensure a healthy return to operations. Phigenics, a firm focused on water management, provides insight.

SmartXcan Touch-Free Thermal Scanner

PRG's SmartXcan is a hands-free thermal scanner that provides instantaneous feedback on up to 700 people per hour as they enter a facility about their potential fever from infection.

Airflow Model Could Help Reduce Exposure To Coronavirus Aerosols

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an online tool that could help decrease the concentration of aerosols.

Employers Should Brace For Increased Employee Substance Misuse

As the country reopens from the coronavirus shutdown, National Safety Council urges employers to prepare for a surge in addiction issues and offers guidance for proper handling.

Excel Dryer Introduces Mobile XLERATOR® Hand Hygiene Station

The company worked with R.P. Fedder Industrial, which developed a filter solution to create this portable hand drying station for expanded hand hygiene options in and around facilities.

Allsteel Presents Poka-yoke

Allsteel has embraced ​Poka-yoke ​as a guiding product-design philosophy to help employees adapt to evolved workspaces and reinforced goals, such as distancing in workstations and shared spaces, traffic flow, and safer behavior.

Signify’s UV-C Light Sources Effective In Inactivating COVID-19 Virus

Research from Signify and Boston University show the SARS-CoV-2 virus could no longer be detected after seconds of exposure; company will share its UV-C lighting technology with other lighting companies.

FogHorn Lightning Health & Safety Solutions

The Lightning Health & Safety Solution suite includes out-of-the-box solutions that can be used individually or together to create a comprehensive system that improves the safety of workplaces and helps mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Unmanned Fever Alert Temperature Scanning Terminal

Advanced kiosk supports multiple authentication options that can be used separately or in combination—temperature screening, facial recognition, protective face mask, and/or access card—before allowing entry to a facility.

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.

Pest Management For Vacated Schools

A hasty exit from schools in the wake of COVID-19 and delays in pest management efforts made some facilities a prime target for rodents and insects.

Inspect Assets with Revamped Field iD App

Field iD is a mobile app for paperless inspections that helps facilities extend equipment life, while always ensuring employees are working with safe tools, vehicles, and other assets.

The Truth About Building Inspections And Compliance (Plus A Free eBook)

[FREE EBOOK] Read the basics of building inspections and why they’re a necessary part of running a successful business. Inside, you’ll find the action items and tools you’ll need to ensure a constant state of compliance.

Most Americans Won’t Use COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Based on a June survey, 71% of Americans say they don't plan to download a contact tracing app, citing digital privacy concerns as the main reason.

Back to School Facilities Tool Kit

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) launched the “Back to School Facilities Tool Kit” through a partnership with Urban Projects Collaborative (UPC) and five leading design firms—Gensler, PBDW, PSF Projects, SITU, and WXY—to serve as a visual guide for schools preparing to reopen after COVID-19 closures.

Mobile & Touchless Access Solutions

dormakaba’s Mobile Access Solutions and Touchless Access Solutions are suitable choices to reduce hand-to-door contact in high contact public areas.

Portable Sanitizing Station Combats Spread Of COVID-19

The Sanitizing Station™ provides thermal temperature scanning, hand sanitizer dispenser, and walk thru personal exterior sanitizing mist.

Facility Safety Protocols For Outside Contractors Amid COVID-19

It's important to consider updating the safety precautions required by external teams as they enter and exit your property.

National Safety Council: OSHA Must Protect Workers From COVID-19

Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.

Schlage Mobile Access Solutions

Allegion US announced the launch of Schlage® Mobile Access Solutions—a comprehensive, secure, and flexible access control solution portfolio.

Are Employers Required To Provide Cloth Face Coverings To Workers?

OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators in the workplace.

Sirius Autonomous Patrol Bot

Alterra Robotics' Sirius Autonomous Security Rovers are designed to augment existing security teams by serving as a force multiplier, autonomously patrolling facilities using the latest AI technology.

New LEED Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.

TD-154: Decontaminating Glass Surfaces

Vitro Architectural Glass has published a new glass technical document in response to customer questions related to glass handling and safety during the COVID-19 crisis.

Alabama Automakers Adopt COVID-19 Safety Measures

In Alabama, automakers have been ramping up production following the COVID-19 outbreak, with strict new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

FDA Revises Rules Regarding Decontamination, Reuse Of Respirators

Based on an increased understanding of the performance and design of certain respirators, the FDA has decided that they should not be decontaminated for reuse by healthcare personnel.

ServiceNow Safe Workplace App Suite

The ServiceNow Safe Workplace suite is Powered by the Now Platform and includes four new apps and a dashboard designed to help companies manage the essential steps for returning employees to the workplace.

No-Touch Door Handle Cuff By Mockett

This retrofit solution for door handles offers a hygienic approach to operating traditional interior doors.

Emergency Towers Add Layer Of Facility Security Outdoors

For outdoor security, emergency stations installed around facilities and other spaces can serve as a beacon to people in distress.

Humanscale Introduces WellGuard Separation Panels

New separation panels limit the spread of airborne particles between workstations, helping to ensure a safer return to the workplace.

AtlasIED Clean Room Speaker Cover

The AtlasIED SHS Clean Room Speaker Cover is designed to help hospitals, manufacturing, and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grills.

NYC Real Estate Leaders Issue Guidelines For Reentering Office Buildings

As New Yorkers head back to work, business and labor union leaders from the real estate industry have created comprehensive office protocols to put public health and safety first.

HealthySpaces AI-Based Application Accelerates Safe Facility Reopening

The new solution from Nomad Go provides real-time data about space occupancy, mask usage, and social distancing to improve COVID-19-related compliance.

Hurricane-Resistant Fenestration Should Combat Both Wind And Debris

Proper specification and installation of windows, skylights, and related products protects facilities during extreme weather events.

Keep Workers Safer When Transferring Flammable, Combustible Liquids

The dangers of transferring flammable liquids are very real, but protecting workers from harm can be relatively straightforward with proper training, PPE, and engineering controls.

Carrier Launches Healthy Buildings Program

The expanded suite of advanced solutions delivers healthy, safe, efficient and productive indoor environments for commercial, healthcare, education, and retail facilities.

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