Tag: Ventilation

Validation: Beyond the Hierarchy of Controls

Jon Redmond /September 29, 2021

Anticipating and controlling exposure to hazards is a fundamental component of safeguarding public and worker health.  In both occupational and non-occupational settings, common hazards range widely, from trip hazards to…

Adaptive Reuse of Commercial Buildings

Jon Redmond /September 13, 2021

As we continue to grasp the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives, the closure of thousands of businesses across the United States is a stark reminder that…

Study Finds Wildfires Amplify Effects of Short-term Exposure to Particulate Matter on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Jon Redmond /August 18, 2021

As of August 17, 2021, nine new wildfires were reported across Montana, Washington, California, and Idaho which adds to the 104 active large fires throughout the US. In 2021 (year-to-date),…

CDC Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools: Vaccinated Teachers and Students Do Not Need Masks Indoors

Jon Redmond /July 9, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance, stating K-12 students benefit from in-person learning, and prioritizing safely returning to in-person instruction in fall 2021. The updated…

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Jon Redmond /June 16, 2021

On June 10, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) circulated a news release announcing the U.S. Department of Labor’s much awaited COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). With some…