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An Important Tool to Improve Ventilation for Safe
Re-Opening of Schools in 2021
OSHA and the CDC’s key mitigation strategies are essential to the safe delivery of in-person instruction and to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus transmission in schools: 

Legionella contamination is on the rise as buildings reopen after long shutdowns. These bacteria are responsible for causing Legionnaire's Disease, a serious and common respiratory illness. Temporary shutdown of buildings can result in stagnant water in the building's plumbing system which increases the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria.

As building owners and managers begin planning for re-occupancy of shutdown or reduced operation buildings, it is critical to address the risk of COVID-19 and other hazardous exposures to building occupants.  Five key categories of risk and recommended steps are outlined below.


With all the recent headlines and news reports from Flint, MI to Newark, NJ and elsewhere, many building managers, owners and occupants are asking:
Should I be worried about lead in my drinking water?
The answer is YES for many but it depends on the following key factors:

In the past year formaldehyde has been making headlines. Click through to learn more about formaldehyde, how to determine if the wood you work with contains formaldehyde, and what to do if you think it's affecting the health and safety of your employees.

Indoor Air Quallity Tips For The Holidays
Raising your "IQ' on "IAQ"

Some Districts are already looking at their lead in drinking water program in the rear view mirror, while many are just starting the journey. Most of the Districts we are speaking with are still in the early planning stages of fulfilling the new requirements for a mandated District-specific Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and comprehensive sampling for lead in drinking water throughout their District. Click through for more information on lead in drinking water and key points to consider...

Effective July 13, 2016, New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) regulations require public school districts to test drinking water in schools for lead. Here's what we know...

As School Districts in New Jersey continue to report elevated lead levels in their drinking water, the pressure to test is increasing for all Districts. As a result, the State Senate and Assembly are taking action...

Valued School Clients:
Recent headlines about elevated lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, Newark Public Schools, among others, have brought attention to a very serious long standing public health issue.  GSE's public school and other public and private sector clients have been urgently calling for information and assistance. 
The most common questions include:
  • Are our buildings at risk?