Government Regulations

GE Appliances Donates N95 Masks To The Health Workers At University Of Louisville (UofL) Health

While University of Louisville (UofL) Health continues to maintain an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), donations are helping prepare for the still unknown future need. The N95 mask remains an essential tool for protecting front line health care workers, and it remains in short supply nationwide. Front lines protecting community “As soon as we heard about the need from Mayor Greg Fischer, we began working with our suppliers to see if we could secure masks for the do...

GE Appliances To Donate A Significant Portion Of Its Products To American Heroes Fighting Against COVID-19

GE Appliances, a Haier company, announces that a significant portion of the products it makes over the next two weeks at its nine manufacturing sites in the United States will be donated to American heroes working across the country on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.  “These men and women are working around the clock to keep us safe. We’re relying on them, and they are relying on us and the products we make to keep their families safe and fed,” said Kevin N...

HVAC Designated Among ‘Essential’ Workers During COVID-19 Response

HVAC industry employees are included among “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During the COVID-19 Response” as designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The guidance memorandum states: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security … you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” The edict comes from the DHS Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agen...

HVAC Businesses Struggling from Jolt of COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is a human tragedy for thousands and is having a profound impact on the world economy, including the HVAC market. Many businesses are scrambling to survive even as they address the intense human element of the crisis. A survey by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) gathered insights on the effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on the HVAC industry. More than 70% of survey respondents expect the medical implications of the pandemic to last up to three months. (The sur...

Eurovent Middle East Shares Recommendations For Ventilation And Air Filtration To Stay Safe From COVID-19

Eurovent Middle East, as the region´s industry association for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment manufacturers, is calling on building owners, operators and facility management providers as well as healthcare facilities to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to minimize risks related to the transmission of airborne viruses through ventilation and air-conditioning systems and support the government in its efforts to contai...

AHRI And Other HVACR Organizations Sign Statement For ‘Essential’ Status During Pandemic

Trade associations and membership societies representing North America's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry requested that federal, state, and local authorities grant "essential business" status to those technicians and engineers who are tasked with keeping the American people productive, healthy, and comfortable in these trying times. The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) joined with nine other organizations, representing the HVACR an...

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