NSC/SAFER Recommendations – Opening: A Can of Worms

The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization established by Congress in 1913, recently formed the “SAFER task force” (Safe Actions For Employee Returns) which identified the 10 universal actions employers must consider for healthy buildings before reopening after coronavirus shutdown, and released a series of playbooks with in-depth recommendations for doing so safely. “Reopening businesses […]

Healthy Office Buildings – HPIs and the Hierarchy of Controls

“Sick Building Syndrome” has always been associated with dust, smoke, mold, asbestos and chemicals, coupled with inadequately performed air changes. Until now, there has not been a sudden, universal, untraceable and potentially deadly intrusion of airborne viral particulates coming from building occupants themselves. Existing buildings, whether open or closed during the pandemic, compel consideration of […]