EHS-International, Inc. (EHSI), a subsidiary of SoundEarth Strategies, assists clients to design a “Readiness Strategy” or develop a “Safe Return Plan” in the context of COVID-19. EHSI’s Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs) provide COVID-19 consulting and project management services to prevent and control COVID-19 infections in workplaces and schools. EHSI services are derived in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
Prolonged periods of building inactivity or reduced operation of a building and reductions in water use and distribution can create other hazards during the reopening of your facilities. These hazards may include mold and legionella bacteria due to water stagnation in water pipes as well as lead and copper contamination from corroded plumbing. EHSI conducts assessments for mold and moisture intrusion issues and testing for Legionella bacteria, lead, and other contaminants in water distribution lines before reopening of your facilities.
Many companies and schools plan to enhance their HVAC system or supplement the HVAC system with disinfection technologies to improve air quality and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. EHSI provides technical support and conducts Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments and other relevant tests before and after HVAC enhancement or installation of technologies to ensure the effectiveness of the controls.
Development of Health and Safety Plan/Job Hazard Analysis, including ventilation systems, personal protection, furniture placement and other administrative/management controls
Review of your documented cleaning and disinfection procedures or review/validation of cleaning/disinfection protocols submitted by cleaning contractors
Validation of cleaning agents according to the EPA-approved and registered products lists
Chemical exposure monitoring for workers conducting cleaning and disinfection tasks
Health risk assessment for COVID-19
Technical support to your risk management experts in developing infection prevention and control strategies
Protocol development and training for COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection methods and technologies
Post-cleaning validation inspections
Environmental surface (swab) sampling from frequently touched surfaces and facilitation of laboratory analysis
COVID-19 air sampling and facilitation of laboratory analysis
Construction COVID-19 program review and site audits
Have you started putting together a readiness strategy for your business? Amidst all the uncertainty that COVID-19 has bestowed upon us, there is one thing we know for sure: safety is a top priority. With the reopening of a building, making HVAC adjustments, and other commercial reentry needs, decisions must be made with safety protocols in mind. EHSI is prepared and eager to help your organization transition safely back into the office. If you’re ready to get started or have any questions, feel free to contact us.