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BSM April 20

Inside the April 2020 Issue

Today's News

PathoSans/Klarion Tech to Donate 5,000 Gallons of Disinfectant
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL -- In response to Governor Pritzker’s urgent plea to Illinois businesses to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, PathoSans Technologies will donate up to 5,000 gallons/day of its PathoCide sanitizer and disinfectant to the state. Read More...

OSHA Issues Guidance for Respirators Certified by Other Countries
WASHINGTON -- In the latest effort to implement President Trump’s Memorandum on Making General Use Respirators Available, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance regarding disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95 FFRs) that are either certified under certain standards of other countries or jurisdictions or certified under other countries’ or jurisdictions’ standards but are expired. Read More...

RLJ Lodging Suspends 50% of Ops Due to COVID-19
BETHESDA, MD -- RLJ Lodging Trust, a REIT that primarily owns hotels, has announced that, in addition to the significant efforts underway to protect the health and safety of guests and employees, it has temporarily suspended operations at over 50 percent of its hotels and will continue to evaluate the suspension of operations at its remaining hotels over the next several weeks. Read More...

Segura Says: Cleaning Proposals to Change Post COVID-19
SAN MATEO, CA -- COVID-19 is sure to produce several changes in the professional cleaning industry, specifically for building service contractors; among those changes is the information included in cleaning proposals. Read More...

To Halt COVID-19, Green Seal Says Clean, then Disinfect
WASHINGTON -- Cleaning and disinfecting is more important than ever -- but so is protecting your lungs. To help do both, Green Seal has put together a primer on how to safely clean and disinfect your space amid coronavirus, including a curated list of less hazardous disinfectants, the active ingredients consumers should be looking for, and how to navigate EPA's disinfectant registry list.  Read More...

EPA Acts to Alleviate Disinfectant Supply Chain Disruptions
WASHINGTON -- The EPA is taking action to ease the production and availability of registered disinfectants, temporarily allowing manufacturers of certain, already-registered disinfectants to obtain certain active ingredients from any source of suppliers without checking with the agency first. Read More...

Risk SaaS Firm Adds Pandemic Mapping, Tracking for COVID-19
CHICAGO -- Origami Risk, a provider of risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology, has added several new solutions to its popular risk management information system (RMIS) to help employers address exposures related to COVID-19. Read More...

Six Ways for Jansan Firms to be in Place for the Rebound
CHICAGO -- Many in the professional cleaning industry report they are swamped right now, with customers asking for help to sanitize their facilities. However, at the same time, they realize our country has come to a virtual standstill, and no one knows when some semblance of normality will return. Read More...

No Touch-Points Parking Promotes Public Health
LOS ANGELES -- To minimize common touchpoints that could allow the Coronavirus and other viruses to spread more widely, SKIDATA, a provider of parking technology, is urging parking owners, operators, and business owners with parking assets to look to frictionless parking to protect their staff and patrons, and promote public health. Read More...

Legacy Roofing Gears up for Surge of Repairs After COVID-19
CLEVELAND -- With businesses facing major economic challenges for some time as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, owners and managers of the more than 6 million commercial buildings across the country are expected to delay planned renovations and needed replacements of everything from roofing and HVAC systems to plumbing and flooring. Read More...

Industry News
Wood Floor Moisture Meters
Detect Early Warning Signs of Possible Moisture Defects.

Wood floors have been used in buildings for centuries. And if maintained properly, they will keep their strength and beauty for a long time. One factor that will affect a wood floor is its moisture content.

When the moisture content changes to a higher level, wood will expand, crowning or buckling will occur. When the moisture content changes to a lower level, wood will shrink, cupping and gapping will occur.

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