Your staff, facilities, and property are always your first priorities. New concerns, such as emerging contaminants like PFAS, a new virus like COVID-19, or new environmental hazards like vapor intrusion, mean you need to adapt your procedures and respond accordingly to mitigate risk. Fishbeck’s staff researches and studies each new concern to find the best, most efficient, most cost-effective responses. We will help your team implement strategies so you can minimize risk to your top priorities.
The return to work will require an abundance of caution to maintain the health and safety of staff. Screening employees before they enter your building will be the first line of defense. Fishbeck’s diverse team of experts can help navigate various approaches to health screening onsite. While each organization requires a solution tailored to them, Fishbeck is also developing a cost effective, site-adaptable structure for health screening that provides shelter from inclement weather; proper ventilation and air circulation to minimize risk; and private, socially distanced flow.
Fishbeck’s mechanical engineers can help tune-up your mechanical ventilation systems to minimize the spread of airborne pathogens. Simple steps like adjusting outside airflow and checking control sequences will benefit many buildings. You may also be considering measures like better filters, humidification, or ultraviolet lights. With a diverse selection of solutions, we can help you find the best ways to optimize what you already have or incorporate new equipment for a safer working environment.
The science of protecting and maintaining the health of your staff is always a priority. New and emerging pathogens require new responses in controls, cleaning, and disposal. You’ve created the plans and processes to fight COVID-19 in your buildings; now, you need the testing and response plan in case exposure occurs. Fishbeck’s IH team can perform surface sampling to determine the efficacy of cleaning (efficacy verification) and create confidence in a safe workplace. Our experts have helped many companies create enhanced cleaning protocols in the event of facility contamination.
Fishbeck’s Certified Industrial Hygienists have been assisting clients with various COVID-19-related issues, such as developing a company-specific COVID-19 Preparedness and Prevention Plan, enhanced cleaning protocols, and used PPE disposal. Our IH team can help update your programs and train your staff on your Respiratory Protection and Hazard Communication/Right-to-Know Programs with particular attention to the use of sanitizers/disinfectants that may be registered as pesticides.
Returning to the workplace will require thorough assessment and navigation of how COVID-19 will change current and long-term needs. Each workplace has its own challenges requiring each solution to be unique. Circulation, size of workspaces, furniture, partitions, and many other items need to be considered for staff wellbeing. Fishbeck’s architecture and interior design team can help you evaluate strategies to address your specific needs that support occupant safety while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Drinking water that has been sitting stagnant for months in building piping and water mains is susceptible to chlorine degradation, bacterial growth, and aesthetic deterioration. This water needs to be flushed before use. Fishbeck can help you re-open by providing guidance and testing for safe flushing and re-commissioning water systems. We can provide flushing plans for the water main in your City or on your campus, and within your buildings. We can also assist with water quality sampling for chlorine residual, legionella, or other parameters of concern.