Infection Risk Management

Aarcher provides infection risk management support to assist leadership and facility managers adapt to ongoing outbreak conditions, institute proactive measures to prevent infection, and prepare for future pandemics.

Return to Work Plans

Return to Work Plans provide an description of actions organizations or facilities are taking to protect employees as they return to work locations. This plan, which is developed in coordination with company leadership and facility management, is presented in a format suitable to share widely with employees.

Infection Risk Assessments

Aarcher performs assessments of facilities to document the status of workplace conditions and systems affecting potential employee exposure to pathogens and to provide facility managers with clear recommendations to mitigate infection risks. Working proactively to reduce the spread of human pathogens in the workplace protects employees and prevents operational disruptions.

Resulting recommendations apply to all human contagions, including influenza (flu), coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)(causing COVID-19), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), H1N1 Influenze Virus (Swine Flu), and various harmful bacteria.

Our assessors identify opportunities to minimize exposure through a variety of methods, following specific recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), World Health Organization (WHO), and other medical, research, and epidemiological organizations. We adhere to generally accepted industry practices and are guided by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) hierarchy of controls strategy.

Assessment results are kept confidential and delivered directly to management, to allow management to evaluate resulting recommendations, provide feedback to the assessment team, and implement or phase-in accepted recommendations as appropriate.

Pandemic Response and Preparedness Plans

Aarcher prepares plans to guide both the immediate and long-term measures to protect employees and ensure business continuity. Our team works closely with corporate and facility management to understand your condition and business realities, then works with you to develop a plan establishing practical and creative strategies.

 

We are currently scheduling facility assessments and infection control strategy development support anywhere in the United States. To discuss your organizational needs, Contact Us.

Aarcher performs third-party workplace assessments to evaluate infection risks following current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other organizations and applying industry best practices. Assessments are performed by Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and similarly qualified professionals, under the direction of our Science Director, Infection Prevention.

Assessors review facility policies and practices, conduct detailed facility inspections, and observe employee work practices to understand exposure pathways and identify opportunities for improvement.

Evaluated facilities receive a report documenting existing best practices and describing recommended modifications to policies, procedures, work flow modifications, and facility modifications. The confidential report is delivered directly to facility management.

To provide a complete strategy for managing infection risk over time, Aarcher provides infection prevention plans customized to the challenges faced by each facility.

  • 23 years corporate experience evaluating more than 2,000 industrial, commercial, and government facilities
  • Assessments performed by senior credentialed professionals with expertise and training in exposure assessment and control
  • Assessment results documented by a reputable and impartial third-party