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Indoor Air Quality

ASHRAE Standard 241: Control of Infectious Aerosols
January 29, 2024 Dr. Gráinne Cunniffe

ASHRAE Standard 241: Control of Infectious Aerosols

Infection Control

A new standard addresses the transmission of airborne diseases, providing guidance on how to operate buildings in a way that helps prevent the spread of airborne infectious aerosols in various indoor spaces.

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toxic chemicals, toxic cleaning products
January 29, 2024 Tyler Williams

Be Aware of VOCs in Cleaning Products

Health and Safety

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) lurk in thousands of common household and personal care products—especially cleaning products and disinfectants.

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Woman feeling ill at work
July 6, 2023 Doug Hoffman

Protecting Employees from Poor IAQ

Health and Safety

Everyone reacts differently to inside air quality (IAQ) issues: While one employee might sneeze, another might get a headache, and yet a third might have no reaction at all.

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GBACtv CDC AIQ guidelines
June 5, 2023

Cleaning Industry IAQ Experts Analyze New CDC Ventilation Guidelines for COVID-19

Infection Control

In this episode of BioTalk, a GBACtv production, ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross talks to four inside air quality (IAQ) experts to get their take on the newest ventilation guidelines from the CDC, designed to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

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Are Allergens Underfoot in Your Facility?
May 24, 2023 Jennifer Whelan

Are Allergens Underfoot in Your Facility?

Health and Safety

People or activity can kick the dust and allergens from the floor into the air—therefore into the “breathing zone” for sensitive individuals.

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Improve IAQ with HVAC Upgrades and Maintenance
May 10, 2023 Emily Wright

Improve IAQ with HVAC Upgrades and Maintenance

Infection Control

Indoor air quality (IAQ) should and will continue to be a primary focus for facility managers and building owners serious about maintaining a healthy environment.

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Indoor Air Quality Solutions - Ionization
November 23, 2022 Jeff Cross

Indoor Air Quality Solutions: Ionization

Facility Management

In this first of a series of Straight Talk! episodes on indoor air quality (IAQ), ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross talks with Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Senior Director of GBAC, and Doug Hoffman, the executive director of NORMI, to discuss IAQ ionization technology.

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Rethink IAQ: How to Blend Science and Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Facilities
November 22, 2022

Rethink IAQ: How to Blend Science and Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Facilities

Health and Safety

In this one-hour, fast-paced webinar replay, you will learn what improving indoor air quality (IAQ) really means, how to do it, and steps and procedures that go beyond what many are doing today.

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A Step-by-Step Plan for IAQ
November 16, 2022 Mike Sawchuk

A Step-by-Step Plan for IAQ

Facility Management

While currently there is no universal standard for what constitutes optimal indoor air quality (IAQ), there are several straightforward, quick, and relatively inexpensive steps you can take to ensure that the air in your facility is safer and healthier.

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facility maintenance, facility management
November 14, 2022 Emily Newton

Improve Hard Facility Management Services Through Software Technology

Technology and Trends

Managers can use software technology to improve hard facility management services, enhancing the quality of life for building occupants.

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Air vent in ceiling
September 12, 2022 Rachel Reboulet

How Service Providers Can Ensure Accurate Indoor Air Quality Testing for Their Customers

Health and Safety

If you’re still using traditional methods to test your facility’s indoor air quality, you could be missing critical data. Learn how using the latest air quality testing technology can make your building’s air safer and give you more peace of mind.

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schools, germs, classroom, indoor air quality, IAQ
August 24, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Health and Safety

Outdated HVAC systems in schools expose students and teachers to contaminants that can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, or infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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