By Joseph Gustin
Within the present weather of terrorism, the ability supervisor is in a extra serious place than ever earlier than. keeping the organization's construction and its occupants from chemical, organic, and radiological (CBR) assaults which are designed to disrupt and/or wreck enterprise operation is turning into an more and more vital precedence for facility managers utilizing perform administration. Bioterrorism: A consultant for Facility Managers presents a reason for systematically picking and comparing the main parts of perform administration. The e-book is exclusive in scope, focusing upon the notice of terrorist probability. It addresses CBR assaults, in addition to other kinds of terrorism issues, corresponding to mailroom protection, bomb threats, etc., besides the required steps for prevention, the right way to examine vulnerability, how you can enhance emergency preparedness, and the way to guarantee optimal reaction and restoration within the occasion of an assault. It additionally provides examples of "lessons discovered" and errors to prevent. by means of concentrating on perform administration, the textual content turns the demanding situations of facility administration into possibilities for the ability supervisor. those possibilities are manifested in an stronger productiveness that aligns itself with making sure the protection of creating staff, occupants and tenants, in addition to with enterprise operations.
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Filters enclosed in metal frames are heavy and may cause problems because their additional weight may place stress on the filter racks. This increased weight may require a new filter support system that has vertical The Role of HVAC in a Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attack 47 stiffeners and better sealing properties to ensure total system integrity. Polymeric electrostatic filters are more durable and less prone to damage than mechanical filters. To prevent installation of a filter that has been damaged in storage or one that has a manufacturing defect, all filters should be checked before installation.
Periodic training of HVAC maintenance staff in system operation and maintenance should be conducted. This training would include the procedures to be followed in the event of a suspected chemical, biological and radiological agent release. Training should also cover health and safety aspects for maintenance personnel, as well as the potential health consequences to occupants of poorly performing systems. Development of current, accurate HVAC diagrams and HVAC system labeling protocols should be addressed.
For example, this would be true in the event of a large-scale attack as opposed to a sight-specific terrorist act. The reduction of air leakage is a matter of tight building construction in combination with building pressurization. While building pressurization may be a valuable protective strategy in the event of a chemical, biological or radiological attack, it is likely to be more effective in a tight building. However, to be effective, filtration of building supply air must be appropriate for the agent introduced.