Airmaster, the Clarklake, MI-based manufacturer of air circulation and ventilation fan solutions, recently published a series of guidelines and best practices for increasing ventilation in the workplace during the coronavirus crisis.
Outdoor air is highly unlikely to be contaminated by the virus that causes COVID-19, so increasing ventilation and creating a dilution strategy for workplaces can be incredibly effective. This can be accomplished through using permanent equipment like wall fans or roof ventilators or temporary equipment such as large mancoolers placed in open doors. Additionally, Airmaster shared these five points for operating ventilation and portable cooling devices during this period of pandemic:
- Do not disable ventilation equipment.
- Remember to use common sense when using ventilation equipment.
- Air velocity and direction should be used in tandem.
- Cross ventilation is an effective method where personnel are moving.
- For using air circulators, low speeds and airflow direction must be considered.
“In addition to all the necessary personal protection equipment and proper hygiene recommendations, we at Airmaster wanted to provide precise and practical guidelines for safe ventilation that employers and employees can easily reference,” said Greg Helbling, vice president of sales and marketing at Airmaster, in the release. “As our nation continues to fight this pandemic, these best practices can help create a healthier workplace by increasing the amount of fresh air entering a workspace and reducing the spread of contamination.”