Pioneering Steps to Control Infectious Aerosols: Dr. Claire Bird Offers Expert Insight on ASHRAE’s New Draft Standard

As we navigate through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other airborne diseases, there is a dire need to implement measures that will ensure the safety and health of individuals within indoor environments. One organization leading the charge on this front is ASHRAE, an esteemed body renowned for its HVAC&R standards and guidelines.…

Read More

New Commit To C.A.R.E. Resources Deliver Innovative Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Safer Workplaces

The Commit to C.A.R.E initiative The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) and The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), two leading organizations committed to promoting occupational and environmental health and safety, have collaborated to introduce new indoor air quality resources to enhance workplace safety from infectious diseases. The indoor air quality resources Theresources are…

Read More

Staying Ahead of Severe GAS Infections and Other Secondary Bacterial Infections

Free photo young sick man staying in his bed

Severe Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections, including invasive disease (iGAS), can lead to life-threatening illness and death.    CDC is looking into an increase in invasive group A strep (iGAS) infections in children in the United States, including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.   Our front-line healthcare workers also report increases in iGAS…

Read More

How to Protect teachers and educators from the Spread of Covid-19

teacher in front of chalkboard with face mask

It’s not a surprise that one of our society’s most affected industrial sectors is the education sector. Despite the 2020-21 academic year ending better than years before thanks to ventilation efforts, outside graduation, and vaccines, it was still one of the most challenging years educators ever experienced. COVID-19 has highlighted the education industry’s preexisting opportunity…

Read More

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality – An OSTP Discussion on COVID

medium-shot-elbow-bumping

The Biden-Harris Administration identified improved indoor air quality as an essential tool to fight the spread of airborne diseases in the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan last September – and the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan prioritized it again earlier this month. As part of the efforts, on March 29th, 2022, clean air experts gathered at an…

Read More

Top Guidelines To Follow In The COVID-19 Era

Going back to school Covid-19

This is an extract of our CLEAN Lessons Learned September session: Resilience, Recovery, Return: Getting back to School Confidently and Safely. To have access to the entire session, become an IBEC member today.  When COVID-19 broke into the news, there was a sense of complete misguidance regarding the guidelines needed to keep people safe. We…

Read More