Telgian Engineering & Consulting President Leonard Ramo recently shared his fire protection engineering expertise with the readers of Facility Safety Management magazine in the article Coronavirus Impacts Business Risk Worldwide: Operational Changes & Implications. Within the piece, Ramo explores some of the implications that COVID-19 operational changes have on business risk factors. According to Ramo, “… as fire protection and life safety professionals, we must remember to monitor these changes and ensure that we are not creating the opportunity to make the problem worse by failing to fully understand the risk of the changes we are making in our environment.”
Ramo is a globally recognized professional with a diverse executive and engineering management background and a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) in all 50 U.S. States, District of Columbia, and select Territories, as well as a P. Eng. in select Canadian Provinces. In addition, Ramo is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and holds a U.S. Department of Homeland Security CVI certification.
The article delves into how Covid-19 business owners and facility managers as they change and adapt to the “new normal” in business. These include:
- Limiting Occupancy to Encourage Social Distancing
- Limited Staff
- Adapted Production Lines
- Increased Production for Critical Items
- Reducing Door Touch Points
- Facility Sanitization
“It is critical during this time of crisis that we continue to consider risk to life and property in our decisions,” says Ramo. “While we may solve one need, we may make it worse if we have an unmitigated loss and injure people, lose a critical facility, and / or detract first responders from another emergency.”
To read Coronavirus Impacts Business Risk Worldwide: Operational Changes & Implications in its entirety, please visit Facility Safety Management magazine.
If you are unsure of how Coronavirus impacts business risk for your company, or if there may already be an issue, please engage with the Telgian Engineering & Consulting team. For questions regarding engineering and risk mitigation solutions, please contact TEC@telgian.com or give us a call at 1.302.300.1400.
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