Occupational Safety and Health Considerations for Restoration Industry Operators/Technicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM EST
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Risk mitigation of COVID-19 in the indoor environment requires an articulated strategy for creating a bridge between science and the business community that focuses on knitting together four core capabilities – environmental microbiology, transmission science, building science, and social science. The restoration industry can and must have a role in developed mitigation strategies. Effective cleaning and remediation activities are needed to ensure that minimize contaminated surfaces that could pose a risk to building occupants. Each restoration operator/applicator should have an informed awareness of the exposure and health risks to both SARS-CoV-2 and the chemical agents that are applied to affect disinfection. Additionally, knowledge of appropriate personal protective equipment and the proper use are needed to enhance protective measures. This presentation will introduce to the concepts of COVID-19 with targeted focus on basic virology concepts related to SARS-CoV-2 (including exposure pathways, vaccines and medical countermeasures), the application of engineering controls, administrative control measures, personal protective equipment, and decontamination solution strategies tailored for restoration industry practitioners. The presenter will also provide a high level overview of the CLEAN 2020 Summit and key outcomes.