June 2020

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Inside the June 2020 Issue

 

 

Germ Concerns:
Coronavirus Increases Demand for Touchless Restroom Fixtures

As Americans prepare to return to public life in the age of Covid-19, the vast majority are looking for touchless hand washing fixtures in washrooms, according to new research
that found 91 percent of Americans believe it is extremely or somewhat important that public restrooms are equipped with touchless fixtures.

Sixty percent say that their preference for touchless hand washing fixtures has risen a great deal since the pandemic, and another 30 percent say their preference has increased somewhat, in their elevated efforts to avoid coming into contact with high-touch washroom surfaces.

The findings are from Bradley Corporation’s latest Healthy Hand Washing Survey, conducted April 6-7, to examine the impacts of the coronavirus on consumers’ hand hygiene behaviors and preferences, particularly in public restrooms.

Another insight is the fact that Americans have reordered their priorities as to how facilities should improve their restrooms.

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The NFPA has developed a new tip sheet to help building owners, authorities having jurisdictions (AHJs), installers, facility managers, and contractors safely prepare and execute
demobilization efforts in buildings under construction, alteration or demolition in the wake of COVID-19.

The new at-a-glance-guidance is designed to help parties implement the appropriate steps to safeguard sites and comply with local requirements that are in effect now and could possibly apply during future emergencies.

Buildings under construction, alteration, or demolition are facing a new challenge in 2020: How do owners safely prepare and execute demobilization efforts when required by a jurisdiction in the wake of COVID-19 or any other emergency?

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today's news

USGBC Develops Pilot Credit for Green Cleaning and COVID-19

BSM Staff | 06.03.20

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is introducing a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system called Safety First: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Space.

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BCS to Manage The Bunker, One of Nation's Most Secure Data Centers

BSM Staff | 06.03.20

DALLAS -- BCS, the nation’s only independent, single-source data center operations provider, today announced it has been selected to provide 24/7/365 facility management for Westland Data Center — known as The Bunker — one of the country’s most secure and unique data centers.

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Pentagon to Install Flir’s EST Screening System at Visitor Center

BSM Staff | 06.02.20

ARLINGTON, VA -- To screen visitors for elevated or higher than expected skin temperatures, which can help guard against the spread of COVID-19, FLIR Systems, Inc. has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, DC.

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Mask Maker Nears Max Manufacturing Capacity

BSM Staff | 06.02.20

LOS ANGELES -- In an effort to meet the demand for respiratory protection imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, Moldex has ramped up its production of N95 respirator masks. The company has hired extra personnel, added more shifts, and is nearing maximum capacity.

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Congress Considers Tax Credit for COVID Cleaning and Disinfecting

BSM Staff | 06.01.20

WASHINGTON – Legislation to provide a tax credit to businesses for proper cleaning and disinfecting has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted and efforts continue to prevent further infections.

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