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TACCA Update May 6

Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Devorah Jakubowsky
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Continuing to Safely Open Texas for Business

Gov. Greg Abbott expanded business openings in Texas to include cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops and a few other similar businesses beginning Friday, May 8. Beginning May 18, office buildings, gyms and exercise facilities may open to 25% capacity, with some restrictions. All of this is subject to recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by Department of State Health Services. The full announcement can be found here.

 

Of particular interest to you, if you have moved employees to working remotely over the past few weeks, may be the checklist for office-based employers. As a safety measure, you should be prepared to follow the health protocols for your facilities, including:

· training employees on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (cover your cough/sneeze, dispose of tissue, wash hands)

· screening employees before coming into the office

· maintain 6 feet of separation

· frequently cleaning and disinfecting regularly touched surfaces

· disinfecting items that come in contact with customers

· making hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water readily available

· placing visible signage to remind everyone of best hygiene practices

 

 

TACCA Manual J Outcomes & Humidity Mgmt

We are excited to announce that we will be starting our TDLR-approved 8-hr continuing education classes back up in-classroom on May 30 in Houston with our new course. All following classes, including the prep courses, will be held as scheduled. We will continue to follow all state and local safety guidelines and communicate any specific requirements to class attendees.

 

Manual J Outcomes & Humidity MGMT #22269

Expectations from Manual J

· Envelope Load

· Overhangs and Windows

· Insulation

· Sensible and Latent Loads

Managing Humidity

· Psychrometric Ideology

· Components of Humidity

· What Influences a Home's Humidity Level

· Slabs and Crawlspaces

· Stand Alone Solutions

Tools for Successful Business

· Budget Necessities

· Website and Communication Tools

· Customer No Service!

TDLR Laws and Rules

 

See class schedule here.

 

We were able to film the class this past Saturday and expect to have it available online by the end of the month for anyone needing CE credits for June license renewals.

 

Do You Need Face Masks?

TACCA associate member, Tex-Air Filters, has been putting their MERV 13 filter media to good use turning them into reusable face masks. Last week, Tex-Air donated 550 masks to TACCA to distribute to our members who are struggling to locate PPE. We only have 10 packs of 20 masks left. If you need face masks for your technicians, please contact us and we will be happy to send some out to you, until we run out of supply.

 

Please note: These masks use the MERV 13 filter media. They should last 3-7 days, depending on the environment in which they are used, and are not washable. The masks are not classified as N95.They are efficient, but have not been tested or passed by NIOSH to achieve this rating.

 

Governor's Small Business Webinar Series - West Texas

The Governor’s Small Business WebinarSeries, hosted in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission and local chambers of commerce, provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable information on COVID-19 recovery resources. Businesses also get the chance to connect with local experts and support systems. They have already held webinars for North, Central, South and East Texas. The last one is Wednesday, May 13 from 1:00-2:00 pm for West Texas.

 

 

Do you have a question about COVID-19 and how it relates to you as a business owner, employer, technician, employee or industry partner? We don't have all the answers, but we would like to help you get them. Send us your questions and we'll do our best to locate the answers you need.