Surfaces, Materials, and Disinfection: COVID-19 and Beyond
Learn what you need to know about specifying materials for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
Continuing Education Approvals
- 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-111404 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)
- 1 AIA LU | HSW | ASIDSurfaces (AIA Members: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your completion reported)
Performance has always been a discussion point as part of material and surface selection; however, as a result of COVID-19, the importance of cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in all settings has become a priority within interior environments. Durability, cleanability, and appropriate application of a setting and its building occupants have primarily been applicable to healthcare. Now these considerations are applicable to all spaces, including commercial spaces and the home. Featuring Debra Harris, Ph.D., Jane Rohde, ASID, AIA, ACHA, CHID, and Shari Solomon, Esq., this program focuses on the importance of evidence, data, and science. Speakers provide relevant information on environmental services, cleaning, and disinfection, and cover the need for evaluating product specifications from a multiple-attribute perspective that includes a focus on human health and safety.
This is a recording of a webinar presented on May 11, 2020.
What You Will Learn
- The importance of basing product specifications on evidence.
- The relationship of cleaning and disinfection of materials to infectious disease.
- Strategic maintenance processes for surface materials that promote health and safety.
- How to assess specifications based on performance requirements to avoid premature product failures.
Access Period: One year from registration date.
Debra Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences, Interior Design
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Baylor University
Dr. Debra Harris is an evidence-based design researcher, product developer, and designer. She is an Associate Professor in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University and a Fellow of the Center for Health Systems & Design at Texas A&M University. Current and recent research involves biological and chemical contamination and transmission by finish material and the spread of pathogens in the built environment.
Jane Rohde, ASID, AIA, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB, GGF
Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.
Jane Rohde champions a global cultural shift toward de-institutionalizing senior living and healthcare facilities through her practice, person-centered principles, research and advocacy, and design of the built environment. She is the principal of JSR Associates, Inc., which she formed in response to the gap between outcomes, operations, and design of the physical setting. Through continued practice, Jane has positively impacted the lives of older adults, those with special needs, and the staff that provides care and services to vulnerable populations. Her projects include Cypress Garden Senior Living, China’s first resident-centered care community; the Live Together, Inc. Intergenerational Community, an intentionally designed multi-generational setting that will support person-centered care including educational training and research programs; and Bastion Community of Resilience in New Orleans, an intentional community for Wounded Warriors, their families, retired veterans, and civilians.
Shari Solomon, Esq.
President and Founder, CleanHealth Environmental
Shari L. Solomon, Esq. is president and founder of CleanHealth Environmental, LLC. CleanHealth provides infection prevention and industrial hygiene training and consulting services geared toward healthcare personnel and vendors responsible for infection prevention, cleaning and disinfection, and facility operations and maintenance practices. Ms. Solomon possesses more than 20 years of environmental consulting and federal regulatory experience. An attorney by trade, combined with her experience in the industrial hygiene field with a focus on healthcare, Shari holds a unique expertise and understanding of liability prevention techniques, offering clients practical and valuable risk management solutions.
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