Nevada’s Clark County School District (CCSD) — the fifth largest school district in the United States — faces unique challenges in maintaining optimal indoor air quality (IAQ) across its numerous facilities.
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When it comes to safe and effective facility management, it is almost essential for non-English speaking workers to have safety training materials, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and job aides delivered to them in a language they can understand.
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Two years ago it was a struggle to generate public interest in topics such as ventilation and HVAC maintenance. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how much the air people breathe matters, especially in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.