Session Number 331

Thursday, October 29, 2020

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Watch the program & get CEUs

There is no handout for this session.

How Clean is Clean?

Cleaning/Hygiene and Other Perspective & Practices on Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 (reasoning, and approaches)

Richard Shaugnessy Program Director, Indoor Air Research

University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK

About this program:

Learn the importance of cleaning for a healthy indoor environment, especially during COVID-19.  Understand metrics to validate cleaning effectiveness in environments. The importance of a multipronged strategy to address lowering risk of transmission is critical to dealing with the pandemic. The significance of cleaning, distancing, masks, ventilation, filtration, air cleaning devices, and risks related to resuspension will be discussed, and the need for inclusion of “balance” to a layered risk reduction approach to SARS-CoV2.

About the Presenter:

Richard J. Shaughnessy, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has served as Program Director of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Research at the University of Tulsa since 1987. His studies have focused on particulate research, air cleaner evaluation, indoor chemistry, school studies, flooring studies, asthma/housing research, ozone-initiated indoor reaction, and resolution and remediation of bioaerosol-related problems. He was a contributing author to the AIHA Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold, also known as “The Green Book,” published in 2008. Through 2009 – 2012, Dr. Shaughnessy served a 3-year term as President of The International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), and continues to work with the Society to translate science into practice.

Program Level: Basic

Content Area(s): Occupant Health/Medical Issues, Facility Operations & Management, Investigations, Testing & Research, Cleaning & Remediation