Update for employees in Bethune Building

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 1:04pm

Please note the following information related to remediation efforts in the Bethune Building:

For employees of Bethune Building:

Water coolers
In response to the dry air in the Bethune Building, Employee Health has reinstated the water cooler program. We’ve received feedback from several employees asking if coolers can be refilled more frequently. We are working with Canadian Springs to determine an appropriate delivery schedule.

Please note that this water is intended as drinking water only, and not to fill kettles, etc. (we can’t keep up with the demand if people are regularly filling large containers). If the water cooler on your floor is empty and you are awaiting a refill, you have the option of filling your cup or bottle from a cooler on another floor. In these cases, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to respond to this and other requests.

Deodorizer and open windows on the weekend
Deodorizer will be used on the east side of the Bethune Building from Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, Dec. 2 at noon. Sunday afternoon, windows in unaffected areas will be opened one inch to help dissipate any lingering odour. Windows may remain open overnight, so the building may be colder than usual Monday morning.

Timeline for drying process
As noted yesterday, the drying process is expected to take another three weeks because the walls are plaster, which takes several weeks to dry.

Questions and answers are updated regularly on the Capital Health website. If you have additional questions, please email capitalnews@cdha.nshealth.ca and we will find the most appropriate person to respond.