Article contributed by Mike Berman, COO, Day & Nite/All Service
Summer always arrives too late and ends too quickly, and with summer 2021 rapidly fading from view it’s never been truer than this year. Although summer itself may have flashed before our very eyes, it certainly seems as if predictions for a huge and unshakable economic recovery came from a more distant age than just a few short months ago.
Many of the leading institutions have already trimmed economic outlooks by half due to more than stubborn supply chain, Delta variant and employment problems; trends generally, actually all going negative. Particularly worrisome for foodservice is the August employment report showed no new industry jobs created after averaging 364,000 new jobs May thru July.
Largely based on full scale return to the workplace optimism, a growing percentage of businesses have rolled back plans to bring employees back, creating greater uncertainty leading to dour forecasts. For many it’s been over a year-and-a-half since being in an office, indicators suggest these conditions just might drag into a second year. An absurdly high percentage of more recent workforce entrants have never known the more traditional office environment creating even greater volatility, notably record levels of employee turnover. Economies tend to fare better when there’s certainty and predictability, yet we continue to lurch between one stage of murkiness to another. While regular Total Food Service readers may have been discomforted by the Covid Trilogy proclaiming this period would be the most challenging of all, TFS subscribers remain the best prepared and most capable navigating these continued precarious conditions. As the broad economy is comprised of numerous industries and individual companies, our very obligation is to reverse these trends through meaningful, comprehensive, cost-effective action.
One might consider OSHA’s more stringent air ventilation standards for preventing greater exposure to and infection from dangerous pathogens place undue burden on employers, but the more enlightened alternative view is OSHA is actually providing a roadmap for solving these many interconnected problems. Workplace safety, health and hygiene have become and are likely to be uppermost in every employee’s mind; the link between indoor environmental quality and these critical forces is now beyond question. Coronavirus Mu now joins Delta as the next emerging threat to public health reinforcing vaccines alone will not be sufficient. Safety, health, hygiene requires vigilant, upgraded commitment to superior ventilation, indoor environmental quality.
Day & Nite Performance Solutions engineered suite of clean technologies – services – products has been carefully curated to deliver the highest levels of perpetual indoor environmental quality. Every bit of research and evidence shows superior ventilation, persistent air treatment retards the spread of coronavirus and similar dangerous bacteria, viruses. Properly balancing humidity, temperatures and carbon dioxide has similarly positive impact, best achieved through a combination of subject matter expertise and the Day & Nite family of companies sophisticated use of technology—all designed to sustainably, cost-efficiently solve many of today’s and tomorrow’s largest problems in a singular offering!
For these and other reasons, covering indoor environmental quality and other high-impact methods for protecting all we hold dear Making Green Thrive in a New World of Clean is one of three expert panels slated for the October 12th Hospitality Sustainability and Food Waste Summit. Register for this free high-impact event here Food Service Sustainability Summit Tickets, Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite