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).View the Environmental Control Procedure List →
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.
Select questions and answers were last updated on August 27, 2021.Visit Building/Facilities Operations, Systems, & Management FAQs →
Remote Work Ergonomics
As a result of such a large portion of the Harvard University community transitioning to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be challenges when setting up an ergonomically correct remote workstation. To address this concern, EH&S has altered our Ergonomics Program resources and services to address the needs of the large new remote workforce.
Please visit the Ergonomics Program for more information and resources.
Audience: Building & Facility Managers/FMO Custodial
CD Number: CD072A
Guide for the safe storage and use of flammable hand sanitizer within Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Audience: Building & Facility Managers
CD Number: CD049B
A comparison of the use of electrostatic spray technology with other methods of surface cleaning and disinfection.
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.
Updated September 24, 2021
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.
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.
Audience: FMO Custodial
CD Number: CD019B
Example of a checklist that custodial supervisors can use to specify surfaces for disinfection.
CD Number: CD021B
Guidance for staff who open mail from various locations.
Audience: HUHS/HUMS/HSDM Clinic
CD Number: CD074B
Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for transporting COVID-19 patient samples for testing.
Updated September 7, 2021
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.
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.
CD Number: CD044B
Reusable safety glasses, goggles, and face shield information.
Audience: Departmental Administrators, Building Managers, & University Planners
CD Number: CD091B
The room ventilation calculator is designed to assist building managers when assessing room and space ventilation. This tool should be used in conjunction with Room and Space Use General Guidance: Masked Occupants. It includes masked occupant room use for various activity types, as well as unmasked occupant room use in spaces designated for eating and drinking.
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.