We’ve all heard a lot of theories lately about what’s “safe” to do indoors with other people—specifically with regard to preventing the spread of COVID-19. You may be wondering, how exactly do viruses spread indoors? How do viruses work? The first thing you need to know is that viruse
There is further evidence to show that building science—or more specifically, how we manage it—can have a major effect on infection rates. Dr. Stephanie Taylor and her team conducted a study of 370 patients to try to identify the major cause(s) of infection. They looked at the usual s
Most of the time we’re called in to figure out how a facility (the physical environment) is causing or contributing to infection. But sometimes, we like to be on the other side of it—before the infections happen. Proactive instead of reactive, so to say. According to a new guide book
The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) says one thing—OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) says another. Sampling variance can certainly trip you up when it comes to compliance. So what exactly do you have to consider when it comes time to sample for asbestos?
Asbestos projects containing building materials with greater than 1% asbestos are regulated by the U.S. EPA. So, if your building comes back with lower asbestos amounts, you’re off the hook, right? Not so fast. Projects with any amount of asbestos are still covered by OSHA worker prot
Asbestos has been used in the manufacture of building materials and other products for centuries because of its resistance to heat and corrosion. It has especially been favored in construction for fireproofing and insulation. However, in recent years asbestos has mostly become known f
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