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Antimicrobials in Furnishings in the Time of COVID-19: What Do we Know about their Efficacy? What do we Need to know about their Efficacy?

Tuesday | June 02, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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Given the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, organizations are busily planning for what changes must be made to the workplace to allow for the safe return of their staff.  While we learn more and more about the virus every day, there are still many unanswered questions as to what will protect the health and safety of our workers.  In this webinar we will be exploring the question: “Does the addition of antimicrobials to our furniture and furnishings help protect people from the risk of viral infection?”

Dr. Ted Schettler will help us explore this question.  Dr. Schettler is the author of  “Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Do they Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections?.  

Please Note: the focus of this webinar is for non-healthcare settings

Learn about:

  • What is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and what do we know about its transmission?
  • What are CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control (including cleaning and disinfection procedures) in various settings?
  • What are some of the antimicrobial technologies being used in furniture and furnishings?  Are they effective?
  • What are the key questions that need to be answered to ensure that we are making sound and informed decisions as organizations evaluate the value of adding antimicrobials to furniture?
  • Considerations and recommendations at this time.

Judy Levin, CEH Pollution Prevention Director will facilitate the call.

This webinar is intended for sustainability and purchasing staff, designers and architects, facilities managers, green teams and other interested individuals.

To Register: 

For questions: Contact Judy Levin

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