DOSH Ventilation & IAQ Endemic Guidelines Review Committee meeting #1
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DOSH Ventilation & IAQ Endemic Guidelines Review Committee meeting #1

Venue: Virtual- Google Meet
Date: 08 Mar 2022
Time: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Chapter Chair: GAC
Event: DOSH Ventilation & IAQ Endemic Guidelines Review Committee meeting #1
Title: Guidelines on ventilation and IAQ during endemic for 4 settings:
1) Heakthcare facilities
2) Residential
3) Non-residential
4) Public area
Organization: Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR)
Department Department of Occupational Safety & Health
Date: Tuesday, 8 March, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00pm
Place: Google Meet
MASHRAE Representatives: Ts. Dr. King Yeong Jin, Ir. Ng Yong Kong, Mr. Poh Kai Sin & Ir. Leong Siew Meng
Agenda: Review the Guidance Note on Ventilation and IAQ for 4 settings during COVID-19 Pandemic published in July 2021, and establish new Guidelines on Ventilation and IAQ during endemic. 
Report: Only 4 MASHRAE represesentatives from external organisation were invited to sit in the review committee, which comprised mainly key personnel from DOSH.
  The opening remarks were made by the Deputy Director General (Occupational Health Division), Ir. Hj. Mohd Hatta Bin Zakaria.
  The meeting was chaired by Pn. Hazlina Binti Yon, Bahagian Pengerusan Kimia.
  1) The Chairperson explained that the published DOSH Guidance Notes are due for a
review. However, in view of the anticipated declaration by the Government of endemic era, the guidance notes will be renamed. The meeting discussed and explored various potential titles, and decided that the following title will be proosed to KKM:
a) Guidelines on Ventilation and IAQ during endemic for 4 settings, namely, Helthcare Facilities, Residential, Non-residential and Public Area.
  2) Reference documents will be the related documents from WHO, CDC, ASHRAE, EPA, Singapore, and others to be suggested. In addition, reference will be made to the endemic SOP.
  3) The meeting discussed the timeline; targeted completion of the 1st draft is 1 month.
The next meeting is shceduled to be held on 31/3/2022. Targeted completion is early June 2022.
  4) The format will be based on the published guidance notes. The introduction will be common for all settings; the contents will be reviewed and updated.
  5) Respective working groups (WGs) will be formed; previous WG members will be invited to join.
  Report prepared by Ir. Leong SM
  8 March 2022


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