Blog: Revisions in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Rule for Lead and Copper in Water and the Relationship to Lead in Water Levels in Illinois

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule for Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems. The purpose for these revisions are…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: Navigating Stimulus Packages for Keeping Buildings Healthier

Since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the US government has enacted three stimulus packages into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) in March 2020; the Coronavirus Response…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: OSHA Implements COVID National Emphasis Program (NEP)

Responding to President Biden’s Executive Order of January 2021, OSHA announced, effective for the next 12 months (beginning March 12, 2021), their National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19. The OSHA…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: CDC Issues K-12 School Reopening Guidance: Focusing on Implementation of “Layered” Mitigation Strategies & Assessment of “Community Burden” Provides the Greatest Protection for Students, Teachers and Staff

Under the “best-available evidence at the time of release (February 12, 2021)”, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an operational strategy that provides recommendations for in-person instruction…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: Major Scientific Organizations Release Joint Consensus Statement for OSHA, CDC to Issue Guidance on Preventing Occupational Exposure Due to Aerosol Transmission of SARS CoV-2

In response to the delays of federal agencies in acknowledging and taking action on the science confirming the capability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to spread through inhalation, the American Industrial…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: The Importance of Respiratory Protection for Your Workers Particularly in the Time of COVID-19

A local Chicago hospital finds themselves on the wrong side of OSHA, a situation that could have been avoided. As reported in the Chicago Tribune (L. Schencker, Feb. 24, 2021),…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: California, Michigan, Oregon, Virginia Set Benchmarks for Federal OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Standard

Less than 24 hours after inauguration, President Biden issued an executive order tasking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider the necessity of an emergency COVID-19 standard; to…

RHP Profile on COVID-19: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Issues Guidance on Pandemic Federal Workplace Safety

Federal Workplace Safety Guidance Memo Aimed at Protecting Workers from COVID-19 The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies…

Building HVAC System to Prevent COVID-19

RHP Profile on COVID-19: Ventilation & Air Filtration to Prevent the Spread Of COVID-19

Use Ventilation & Air Filtration to Prevent the Spread Of COVID-19 Indoors As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and businesses resume operation, emphasis on the development of an infectious disease plan…

Blog: Returning to School(?) During COVID-19

Continuing the journey of RHP’s Wendi Egan and her family of six during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Egan’s are faced with a tough decision while considering the approaching 2020 /…