During this pandemic, everything in our daily lives has undergone great change. We’ve been asked to go from working in offices equipped with work chairs and workstations, to working at home where our comfy couch or easy chair might be where we choose to work. During this disorienting time, when we pause to consider what hasn’t changed, it is, hopefully, our bodies.
Our realization early in 2020 that indoor aerosol transmission played a major role in the COVID-19 pandemic helped us focus our clients’ limited resources for maximum impact. Colden applied this knowledge when advising clients – by assessing and improving HVAC operation, prioritizing upgrades, and serving as owner’s rep to independently review technology manufacturers’ claims regarding removal or deactivation of the virus.
Our work continues during this next phase as we align our services with the federal Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. We’re working with our clients to optimize and monitor their indoor air quality, and critically, to educate their stakeholders about recent “behind the scenes” improvements.
This Tech Talk provides a basic overview of 3D printing processes and hazards. Part 2 in this series will provide additional details on exposure assessment methods and results.
Additive manufacturing or “3D printing” is a set of technology platforms used to build 3D objects through the successive addition of material into the programmed shape. Metallic, ceramic, polymer, composite or other objects are made from 3D model data using printer parameters to deposit and join materials, usually layer by layer.
Colden Corporation continues to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, following the guidance of public health authorities and taking steps to keep our employees safe and support our clients and partners. We remain open to provide services remotely as well as on-site for critical work functions.
Colden epidemiologist, Dr. Shannon Magari will be leading the Colden teams dedicated to COVID-19 response.
Looking for a replacement for solvents to perform your de-greasing and cleaning tasks in your work environment? Is carbon dioxide (CO2) or dry ice pellet blasting a viable alternative?
By Mitchell Boyarsky, Shannon R. Magari and Jennifer Mallory
Despite scientific evidence regarding the success of Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines under “Operation Warp Speed,” and a U.S. government thrust to inoculate the public, employers still should exercise care when implementing vaccine policies for the workplace. Vaccine mandates have long been controversial, and unfortunately a uniform public opinion on the necessity of COVID-19 vaccines remains unclear.