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Bell Environmental Services
Peter Di Eduardo
Common in U.S. before WWII
Comeback due to:
Changes in pest control practices
Increased international travel
Hitchhike in belongings
Not known to transmit diseases
Apartments & houses
Hospitals & nursing homes
And spreading to...
Modes of transportation
Sometimes confused with cockroaches or ticks
Appearance depends upon sensitivity of person
No diagnosis without specimen
Flattened bodies make them good hiders
Prefer to hide in seams, cracks and crevices close to where people sleep or spend majority of their time
Hiding areas marked with fecal spots (dried blood)
There is no way to prevent bed bugs from infesting an area
In residences, encasements can prevent them from infesting mattresses & box springs
The best approach is to catch bed bugs at the early stage of an infestation
Know the Signs!
Be mindful of where you place your belongings
Inspect your belongings when you return from traveling
Inspect used furniture and other used items before bringing indoors
Know the signs and contact
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once you see them!
Quick & over 90% accurate
Ideal for multi-unit buildings or large office areas
Can limit treatment areas
Prep List Residential vs. Corporate
What to do with clutter -- personal items, clothing, toys, books, etc.
Treatment success depends largely upon how well an area is prepared
Do not move infested items to uninfested areas unless sealed in plastic bags
Do not move employees (patients or tenants) to uninfested locations until they and their belongings have been inspected and dealt with properly
Normal wash cycle with hot water will kill all bed bug stages
Running clothes or items through the drier for at least five minutes at most settings is also as effective
Dry ice “snow”
Pesticide free contact kill
No residues – immediate reoccupation!
Ideal for electronic equipment &
2. Human Resources
4. Facilities Management
Presented by:David Cassidy
1 in 5 bugged by bedbugs
One in five Americans has either had an experience with bedbugs themselves or knows someone who has.
Seventy-eight percent of respondents were most concerned about infested hotels, while others said they were wary of picking them up at work.
"I was surprised just how pervasive the problem is," said Missy Henriksen, a vice president at the National Pest Management Association, which commissioned the online survey.
Update: Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010, 4:02 PM EDT
Published: Friday, 27 Aug 2010, 6:47 PM EDT
MYFOXNY.COM – A movie theater at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, N.J., has been reopened after being temporarily shut down because of bed bugs found inside three of its auditoriums.
Two AMC theaters in New York City also recently had bed bug problems: One in Times Square and one in Harlem.
Employees who work in Goldman [Sach]'s Jersey City, N.J., office tower have been moved from certain floors and ordered out of the building at times because exterminators have been in checking and spraying for bed bugs, said two separate sources at the firm. Neither source was comfortable being quoted by name, citing company policy.
“They've moved out of the boudoir and into movie theaters, retail stores, libraries, firehouses, and inevitably, the workplace.”
“Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees, and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees."
“Vermin control. Every enclosed workplace shall be so constructed, equipped, and maintained, so far as reasonably practicable, as to prevent the entrance or harborage of rodents, insects, and other vermin. A continuing and effective extermination program shall be instituted where their presence is detected.”
When does an impairment substantially limit an individual's ability to sleep?
An impairment substantially limits an individual's ability to sleep if, due to the impairment, his/her sleep is significantly restricted as compared to the average person in the general population. These limitations must be long-term or potentially long-term as opposed to temporary to justify a finding of ADA disability.
For example, an individual who sleeps only a negligible amount without medication for many months, due to post-traumatic stress disorder, would be significantly restricted as compared to the average person in the general population and therefore would be substantially limited in sleeping. Similarly, an individual who for several months typically slept about two to three hours per night without medication, due to depression, also would be substantially limited in sleeping.
See EEOC Psychiatric Disabilities Guidance at question 11.
Does Family Medical Leave Act Apply
Prudent employers should also make sure that that they do not breach employees’ privacy
Prudent employers will limit discussion and disclosure of bed bugs
Have a Policy and Follow It
Perform regular inspections and implement preventative measures
Provide education for staff
Have a remedial action plan in place now
Employer Liability in the New Millennium: Facebook, Texting and FLSA Enforcement
Presented by:Chris Elko
“I can’t believe my ______ assistant messed up ANOTHER Settlement Agreement! She isn’t even literate!
“Distracted Driving Initiative”
“When OSHA receives a credible complaint that an employer requires texting while driving or…organizes work so that texting is a practical necessity, we will investigate and where necessary issue citations and penalties to end this practice.”
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