Have you seen the advertising campaign “Look for the WELL Health-Safety seal”?
The WELL Health-Safety seal signifies that measures have been taken in the space to support the health and safety of occupants. Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Venus Williams, Wolfgang Puck – along with the 17th Surgeon General Richard Carmona – are raising awareness through a campaign that went live on Jan. 25 to help people feel more confident entering offices, stores, schools, restaurants and more by looking for the WELL Health-Safety Seal. To date, 6,750 assets have received the WELL Health-Safety seal.
What is the WELL Health-Safety seal? It is a decal awarded to spaces that have achieved WELL Health-Safety Rating. The rating is informed by years of research by hundreds of leading medical professionals, public health experts and building professionals and takes a holistic approach to occupant health and safety. The rating is applicable to any space type and is a great step toward promoting safer indoor spaces as found in this article in Facility Executive magazine.
The New York Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has a new chairperson for its charitable arm of the organization. ESD Operations Director for the New York Office Ryann Menges is heading the IFMA Cares Committee.(Learn more about IFMA Cares.)
ESD Studio Leaders Craig Kos (Healthcare) and Erik Nelson (Technology) will be joining a panel of industry experts at an upcoming Chicago event sponsored by The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP). It is part of AMFP’s mission “To be the hub where healthcare-built environment leaders share ideas, gain knowledge, solve challenges, connect with peers, and shape the future of the industry.” (Learn more about the AMFP event.)