Control: Increase ventilation

COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool

Description:

The CDC and OSHA recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This free planning tool is designed to help users develop a plan for their worksite in 4 steps. Now in a soft launch, feedback is welcome - email covid19@cpwr.com.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 09/11/20

HVAC filtration for controlling infectious airborne disease transmission in indoor environments: Predicting risk reductions and operational costs

Description:

This research finds that recirculating HVAC filtration was predicted to achieve risk reductions at lower costs of operation than equivalent levels of outdoor air ventilation.

Source: Building and Environment

Date: 08/28/20

UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute and NEMI White Paper on Ventilation Verification and Optimization in Educational Facilities

Description:

This White paper uses CDC and ASHRAE recommendations along with recent studies on ventilation in schools to develop a plan for ventilation verification. It can be downloaded and was updated June 4, 2020. 

Source: National Energy Management Institute

Date: 09/11/20

OSHA: COVID-19 Control and Prevention - Construction Work

Description:

This OSHA guidance supplements its general, interim guidance for all workers with potential occupational exposure to SARS-Co-V-2. It is for construction employers and workers, such as those engaged in carpentry, ironworking, plumbing, electrical, heating/ ventilation/air conditioning/ventilation, masonry and concrete work, utility construction work, and earthmoving activities. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 09/11/20

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