Buildings & Facilities

Environmental Control Procedures

EH&S develops Environmental Control Procedures to address the COVID-19 safety of specific Harvard University operations.

The Environmental Control Procedure list provides an overview of the current documents. Environmental Control Procedure documents are available through the Return to the Workplace Planning Team or by contacting your Designated Safety Officer (DSO).

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Building/Facilities Operations, Systems, & Management Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and guidance on COVID-19 risk and safety approaches in buildings and work operations for building managers, operators, and other administrators.

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Telework Ergonomics

As a result of COVID-19 and such a large portion of the Harvard University community transitioning to remote work, there are challenges in setting up an ergonomically correct remote workstation. To address this concern, EH&S has altered our Ergonomics Program’s resources and services to address the needs of the large new telecommuting workforce.

For ergonomic related assistance or questions, please contact your school/unit Designated Safety Officer (DSO) by filling out an online telecommuting ergonomics request form.

Please visit the Ergonomics Program for more information and resources.


Documents

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Audience: Building & Facility Managers/FMO Custodial

CD Number: CD072A

Guide for the safe storage and use of flammable hand sanitizer within Massachusetts.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD067A

How to properly manage and clean/disinfect shared workspaces, personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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Audience: Campus-Wide (Excluding Clinical Operations)

CD Number: CD084B

Summary of Massachusetts sector-specific site shutdown requirements and/or area closures as they may relate to non-clinical operations, as well as required cleaning and disinfection timing guidance following a presumptive or positive COVID-19 case.

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Audience: Building Electrical Equipment Operators/Qualified Electrical Workers

CD Number: CD035B

Guidance to assist Harvard University Qualified Electrical Workers, or employees who may operate building electrical equipment, when choosing face coverings appropriate for specific tasks.

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Audience: Building & Facility Managers

CD Number: CD049B

A comparison of the use of electrostatic spray technology with other methods of surface cleaning and disinfection.

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Audience: Residential Student Housing

CD Number: CD083A

Modified evacuation procedures for COVID-19 as well as cooking fire safety tips to reduce potential fire alarms.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD048A

Frequently asked questions and guidance on COVID-19 risk and safety approaches in buildings and work operations for building managers, operators, and other administrators.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD015B

Assists procurement staff with identifying and purchasing masks across the entire campus. Includes a cloth face coverings supplement on fit and fabric.

The Face Coverings/Masks/Respirators: Selection & Procurement document is currently undergoing revisions. For questions concerning this topic, please contact EH&S directly.

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Audience: Campus Services

CD Number: CD065A

Guidance that identifies and describes the general prevention and protection practices for all Campus Services staff to minimize the spread of the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

It differs from General Prevention/Protection Practices: Faculty & Staff in how Campus Services Human Resources is presently handling illness reporting and contact tracing.

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Audience: Faculty & Staff (Excluding Campus Services)

CD Number: CD060A

Guidance that identifies and describes the general prevention and protection practices for faculty and staff (excluding Campus Services) to minimize the spread of the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

See General Prevention/Protection Practices: Campus Services for Campus Services-specific guidance.

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Audience: Campus Services Managers & Supervisors

CD Number: CD071B

Guidance for managers and supervisors to help determine when glove use is warranted during specific operations and work tasks.

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Audience: FMO Custodial

CD Number: CD019B

Example of a checklist that custodial supervisors can use to specify surfaces for disinfection.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD021B

Guidance for staff who open mail from various locations.

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Audience: HUHS/HUMS/HSDM Clinic

CD Number: CD074B

Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for transporting COVID-19 patient samples for testing.

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Audience: Managers/Supervisors

CD Number: CD086B

This document provides interim guidance for supervisors responding to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the workplace. The flowchart includes roles, notifications, and steps to be taken in regard to cleaning and disinfection, communication to staff and building tenants, and handling related absences following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Audience: Departmental Administrators, Building Managers, & University Planners

CD Number: CD088B

This document provides information that applies to choosing and designating rooms for specific purposes and for ensuring necessary occupant qualifications and behaviors while accessing the space, as well as room attributes that help to lower the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

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Audience: Departmental Administrators, Building Managers, & University Planners

CD Number: CD089B

This document specifies room attributes used to prioritize spaces designated for eating and drinking, as well as occupant and operational controls designed to enhance safety in these areas.

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Audience: Building & Facility Managers

CD Number: CD046A

Reopening guidance for facility managers regarding water, pests, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) after prolonged facility shutdown/reduced operations.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD044B

Reusable safety glasses, goggles, and face shield information.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD002B

Guidelines for shared kitchens/kitchenettes that remain open and accessible to residents/building tenants. These guidelines help users minimize the risk of cross-contamination and viral transmission.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD050B

Information for building occupants who share a kitchen or kitchenette in a non-residential setting.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD064B

Safety and procurement guidance on surface disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

This matrix provides a comprehensive look at regulatory requirements and guidance from Federal, State, and local government and official Harvard University sources to address COVID-19 related topics (e.g., face coverings, viral testing, quarantine, etc.) to help guide Harvard University planning.

The activity-specific recommendations and public health topic information previously found in the University Planning Information Matrix can now be found in Harvard University Guidance for On-Campus Activity.

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Audience: Managers & Supervisors

CD Number: CD078B

This tool assists managers and supervisors to identify, evaluate, and adjust their group’s workflow and tasks to be COVID-19 safe.