Summer is here, which means our HVAC systems will be working hard to keep us cool and comfortable. While your HVAC system can help you and your employees beat the heat, did you know that systems running in damp/humid conditions pose significant health risks? Well, they do, including mold, bacteria...
Staying safe during a storm and what to do once the storm is over. During a Storm: Emergency personnel should stay at the facility only if safe to do so. Notify local authorities if personnel are staying on site. Keep names and phone numbers of your electrician, heating contractor, plumber, fire...
You can’t stop a hurricane, but you can follow the guidelines below to stay safe when a storm in on the way. Monitor and track the hurricane to remain current on the storm’s status and projected path. (National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) Shut down operations that depend on outside...
Advanced planning during the offseason directly impacts how well you can weather another hurricane season. In recent years, the U.S. mainland has experienced a sharp rise in hurricane activity. If you felt prepared last year, that’s great – keep it up! If you didn’t feel prepared, now is the time to...
On March 22, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) revoked the Virginia Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus that Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220. This legislation was the first and only state-implemented standard for protecting employees from the SARs-CoV-2...
As the world becomes more equitable for all, the topic of bias cannot be ignored. In today’s world, emphasizing ethical values and practices is not only the right thing to do; it’s also critical for your bottom line. Whether conscious or unconscious, bias and inequalities can lead to significant...
Ransomware has dominated recent news cycles, and all types of organizations are at risk of an attack. From major fuel lines to healthcare entities, ransomware attacks affect victims in a variety of industries and can wreak havoc on our everyday lives in many ways. While today's cybercrime threats...
As in-person operations resume for many institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a host of new challenges awaits. Resuming normal operations and complying with CDC and state health department guidelines for pandemic safety is a tall task. Educational institutions and other organizations need to make...
Most people understand the exposure to fire in occupied buildings. However, they may not be aware of the increased hazards resulting from the construction process for new building projects, renovations or demolitions. According to research from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “local...
What you need to know: As the COVID-19 pandemic forced employers to quickly pivot to a remote working environment, many did not have time to develop formal telecommuting guidelines. While some employees will return to onsite work when local guidance allows it, others will continue to telecommute...