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June 1, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season.

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May 23, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

India Battles Fatal Fungal Threat as Virus Deaths Near 300K

Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000.

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May 21, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

Deadly Fungi is Becoming the Microbe Threat All Over the World

Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients.

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February 26, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool – General Buildings

In 2019, NIOSH released the Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for both general buildings and schools to help assess areas of dampness in buildings and to help prioritize remediation of problems areas. These assessment tools have been validated and...

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February 25, 2021 | Posted by MICRO

The Ultimate Move Out Cleaning Checklist, According to Experts

The boxes are packed, the movers are hired, the papers are signed, but the job’s not done until your old house is cleaned and ready to go for the next occupants. Whether you’re ending a lease, upsizing to a new...

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October 16, 2020 | Posted by MICRO

Discoveries in Basic Science

Have you ever wondered why science takes so long? Maybe you haven’t thought about it much.

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September 22, 2020 | Posted by MICRO

Panel of Lawmakers Studying Mold Remediation in South Carolina

Right now in South Carolina, there is no state agency that regulates the remediation of mold. State lawmakers are taking a deep dive into the mold issue in South Carolina.

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August 21, 2020 | Posted by MICRO

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants. Two potential microbial hazards that should be considered prior to reopening after a period of building inactivity are mold...

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August 21, 2020 | Posted by MICRO

Workplace Safety Culture 101

Culture is complicated and it has a major impact on how we behave. It’s everywhere, and the workplace is no exception. When it comes to safety, that’s a big deal. A healthy workplace culture can motivate safety and help the...

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June 23, 2020 | Posted by MICRO

What is the difference between Type R, Type O, and Type P high-visibility safety vests?

Visibility is a critical issue for worker safety, particularly when workers are performing tasks near moving vehicles or equipment.

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