In response to the recent outbreak of Ebola worldwide and in the US, National Safety & Training Solutions, LLC has collaborated with Rolyn Companies, to develop an Infectious Disease Response Management System. Together, we have developed a comprehensive Plan which is now being instituted within several of the 35 hospitals designated as Ebola Treatment Centers. Robert "Safety Bob" Layman, primary consultant at National Safety & Training Solutions, LLC, with Hazwoper and Safety Program Development experience and Rolyn Companies' National Rapid Response Environmental Team, are currently working with multiple hospitals to assist in the preparedness to manage and prevent Ebola transmission. This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease.
The steps include the rapid construction of negative pressure rooms - Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) - with attached anterooms, as well as evaluation of existing conditions in a specialized environment to control exposure from one segment of occupants and the general occupancy. We also perform evaluation and review of mechanical isolation control measures, personnel responsibilities and standard operation procedures for crisis response, the development of remedial engineering solutions, implementation oversight and measurement, verifications, and corresponding scope of work. Rolyn’s Team will adhere to applicable federal, state, and local requirements, guidance, and recommended best practices.
The Teams collective scope of services include:
• Site evaluation & preparation (including facility dedicated standby responders)
• Plan implementation
• Incident response
• Post incident management
In the event of a positive finding of Ebola, the Team is positioned for rapid deployment and clean-up
operations. This response includes Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
trained and equipped personnel, oversight of operations and maintenance of facility structures,
isolation pressurization monitoring, personnel protective measures and implementation, waste
disposal management direction, as well as interaction with healthcare facility IH/Safety staff, federal,
state, and local health departments.
Sam Bergman, CEO of Rolyn, commented, “Healthcare facility managers, risk managers, and infection control professionals need to plan ahead and be prepared to deal with this Ebola crisis. Rolyn is prepared and equipped to help our clients combat the spread of Ebola.”
Deadly human Ebola outbreaks have been confirmed in the following countries: United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and the Republic of the Congo (ROC). In July 2014, as the Ebola epidemic expanded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, an air traveler brought Ebola to Nigeria. According to the World Health Organization, “there is no specific treatment or vaccine,” and the fatality rate can be up to 90%. If you suspect your facility has been exposed to the Ebola virus, immediately contact the CDC and your State’s Department of Health.
About Rolyn --- Rolyn Companies, Inc. is an award-winning, privately-held, full-service disaster recovery, restoration, decontamination, and remediation firm headquartered in Rockville, MD. For over 35 years, Rolyn has successfully completed projects for commercial, hospitality, industrial, government, educational, multifamily, and healthcare facilities.