Vestian, a global commercial real estate solutions firm, launched Pandemic Protocols as an in-depth return-to-work playbook and turn-key program to ensure workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, visitors, vendors and clients.
Known as the undisputed leader in comprehensive conflict-free occupier services for more than 10 years, Vestian created Pandemic Protocols to meet the urgent needs of businesses of all industries and sizes in today’s COVID-19 pandemic environment. Vestian is working closely with UL, a leading global safety science company for over 125 years, for advisory expertise relating to cleaning protocols, engineering systems reviews and testing services.
“As workplaces prepare to re-open, the need for proper risk mitigation policies and practices is more important than ever,” said Michael Silver, chairman of Vestian. “Additionally, while it is almost certain that most businesses will adopt more flexible and remote work policies, the traditional office environment will continue to exist. But, those office environments will certainly experience a shift. Pandemic Protocols, based on strict and specific technical requirements, was developed for employees and employers to have peace of mind when they re-enter their offices. We are confident that Pandemic Protocols will become the gold standard for office managers faced with the enormous task of making today’s workspaces safe and healthy.”
Working with the World Health Organization
Pandemic Protocols was developed based on guidelines of the World Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Society for Heating and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as state and local regulators. Additionally, Vestian is working closely with UL, a leading global safety science company, for advisory expertise relating to cleaning protocols, engineering systems reviews and testing services.
“Pandemic Protocols has taken the guesswork out of creating a safe, healthy workplace environment by gathering recommendations from the world’s leading experts on risk-mitigation for public spaces,” stated Silver. “Our playbook takes into account every aspect of the office environment including building entrances and elevators, individual offices, conference areas, cafeterias, shared spaces and restrooms.”
“For 125 years, UL’s mission has been to promote safe, secure and sustainable living and working environments, and has more than 30 years of expertise in the health of buildings,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager of UL’s environmental and sustainability division. “We applaud companies like Vestian who are developing comprehensive programs to promote safe and healthy environments and we are pleased to provide Vestian with unbiased, fact-based, innovative solutions to help them safely re-occupy buildings.”
Vestian’s Pandemic Protocols program creates positive, safe and secure working environments and was developed around several key initiatives, including: space audits, environmental cleaning audits and testing, employee education, change management support and cost tracking and reporting.
Vestian has been leading organizations in a range of market sectors catering to IT, retail, hospitality and biotech companies including Bayer Corp., Bosch, Cargill, Chrysler, 3M, Puma, Mercedes-Benz, Ryder, CSL Plasma, Texas Instruments, Union Pacific, Nike, Ericsson, Caterpillar and many others. More information can be found at www.vestian.com.