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The International Code Council’s Pandemic Task Force (PTF) in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), recently published the Pandemic Task Force Consolidated Best Practices Guide. The guide was created to prepare buildings and communities for disease-related threats.
The best practices in the guide were created after researching the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the built environment. It proposes needed resources, including guidelines, recommended practices and implementation of the 2024 International Codes®. The contents of the guide can assist in addressing potential challenges during future pandemics. This guide will also aid in constructing and maintaining safe, sustainable and affordable occupancy of the built environment.
More information on the creation of the PTF can be found here.
“Preparedness is key in any dangerous event, and health hazards like pandemics are no exception,” said Code Council Vice President of Technical Services Kevin McOsker who led the Pandemic Task Force. “It is with great pleasure that we can announce these new best practices. We look forward to continuing the Code Council’s mission of keeping our communities and buildings safe.”
The Pandemic Task Force Consolidated Best Practices Guide is available for download here.
“The environmental health workforce is the frontline of helping communities to prepare for health threats,” said Doug Farquhar, NEHA government affairs director. “We hope this guide will help professionals on the ground to ensure safe and healthy built environments.”