According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the dental profession is one of the most dangerous, because of the typical working conditions and chances of breathing in harmful contaminants. But some of the dangers affecting dental lab workers aren’t because of dust coming from the substrates they work with—germs, bacteria and viruses affect workers, too. […]
Another fall, another flu season. Last year’s flu season was particularly harsh, and some are predicting this season will match or exceed the severity of last year’s. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is asking everyone over the age of six months old to get inoculated against the flu. According to the CDC, […]
These days, facility managers have more responsibilities. More occupant interaction, more belt-tightening decisions—and more opportunities to truly affect change in their facility. This is why the director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, Joseph Allen, Ph.D., stated that a facility manager has more of an impact […]
It seems like every news cycle is dominated by talk of air pollution and poor indoor air quality. There are ways, however, to influence the quality of indoor environments. Here are four quick changes that facility managers can make to improve indoor air quality. 1. Boost ventilation. One simple way of helping alleviate air issues […]
Recently, a researcher affiliated with Harvard said facility managers do more as “healthcare workers” for a workforce than physicians. The thinking: people spend the majority of their day in workplaces, and facility managers can influence that environment. Joseph Allen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Exposure Assessment Science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the […]
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