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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers from Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an emergency temporary standard to protect healthcare workers from contracting coronavirus. Read More …

CDC to Address COVID-19 Impact on Legionnaires’ Disease, Present New Prevention Tools at Legionella Conference

Two speakers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will headline a virtual special session of the annual Legionella Conference on March 9-10. “Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens During an Emergent Health Crisis” will feature Read More …

VA Telehealth Access Points Resume

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced five Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations  sites in select Walmart stores have resumed clinical services to veterans in rural areas. Read More …

Temporary Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey Completed in Record Time

Together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bergen County and FEMA, the project team, which included Holt Construction and RSC Architects, completed a temporary hospital in just two weeks at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. Read More …

New Modular Construction Solution Addresses COVID-19 Hospital Bed Shortage

A critical care solution to the shortage of hospital beds due to the coronavirus pandemic has been introduced by collaborators in the healthcare construction market. The STAAT Mod (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment) is a prefabricated modular solution designed by HGA and constructed by The Boldt Company for Read More …

Henderson Engineers Shares Guidance for Negative Isolation Rooms, Responding to COVID-19

As a society, we are all watching the coronavirus updates, intently looking for information. We have seen information provided by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and the American Society for Health Care Engineering. As designers in the healthcare setting, we are constantly reminded Read More …

Legionella Conference 2020 Moves to Chicago with Healthcare Focus

Legionella Conference 2020: Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care will be held in Chicago, Illinois Aug. 19-21, 2020, with an emphasis on preventing deadly outbreaks in hospitals and healthcare settings. NSF Health Sciences, an NSF International company, and the National Read More …

CMS Issues Directive Requiring Medicare Certified Healthcare Facilities to Implement, Maintain Legionella-Prevention Policies

To reduce cases of Legionnaires’ disease in healthcare facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a directive for Medicare certified healthcare facilities to develop and maintain water management policies and procedures in order to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic Read More …

ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves as Basis for New CDC Toolkit

ATLANTA, Ga. – Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for legionella, is the basis of a new toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control.

The toolkit, Read More …

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