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BBJ continues to make safety and health our top priority during the COVID-19 crisis 

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.


What we're doing to keep employees safe during site work

We are encouraging all employees to work from home through at least the end of March rather than coming into the office. We are leveraging the use of Microsoft Teams and other online resources to meet with each other and our clients. 

We have discouraged any unnecessary air travel or long distance travel by bus or train. We are currently allowing BBJ employees to travel to our client facilities by car, assuming they are reasonably accessible from one of our office locations. We are also continuing to work with our extensive network of partners to further expand our capabilities to assist clients in need. 

Our employees with higher health risks – and those that care for or live with such individuals – have been encouraged to stay at home. BBJ is prepared to work with any and all employees to provide appropriate accommodations and ensure highest order of safety and health.
Should a client have a need that requires a facility visit, as always BBJ employees have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for expected safety hazards, and we are keeping them up to date with recommended precautions with regard to protecting themselves and those they work with from exposure to the novel coronavirus. Our employees have been briefed on the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommended safe behaviors regarding person-to-person interactions, including avoiding shaking hands, keeping a safe distance from other personnel, and frequent hand hygiene practices. 

Most importantly, we have empowered each BBJ employee with full stop-work authority for project situations in which they observe unsafe behaviors on the part of other BBJ personnel, facility personnel, and subcontractors. Our employees have all been briefed on the procedures to implement the stop-work action and how to keep themselves safe.  


What we're doing to keep our clients safe

We have recommended that no BBJ representative undertake any in-person meetings with clients or regulators until further noticeWe are hosting online meetings through Microsoft Teams, telephone calls, or other means.  

We are continuing to serve our clients using desk-based resources, including privately-sourced environmental databases and publicly available resources, telephone and video interviews, and developing risk scenarios using these sources.   

Our focus is in ensuring our clients are able to continue evaluating potential transactions, their current investments, and potential divestitures with regard to environmental risks and opportunities so they can keep moving forward with critical real estate investments.  

We are also using these techniques with our industrial clients to help ensure they do not miss critical regulatory deadlines, and that they are in the best position to resume normal environmental, health & safety (EHS) operations once this crisis subsides. 

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The evolving situation 

We are working diligently to keep our employees and our valued clients updated as the situation continues to change. Our intranet keeps our employees updated with new information as we become aware of it, and we are in constant communication with each other. We will continue to update this page as new information arises.  

For additional information on the crisis, you may find these websites helpful: 



One Site Does Not Fit All: Designing a COVID Response Plan to Fit Your Needs 

Slide Decks 

One Site Does Not Fit All: Designing a COVID Response Plan to Fit Your Needs


Property Management During COVID-19 Pandemic: Best Practices from an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Perspective

COVID-19 Best Practices for Manufacturing Facilities

Real Estate Investing: Environmental Due Diligence from Your Home Office

COVID-19 Risk Tolerance and your PLL Insurance Policy

EPA’s Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19: Everything You Need to Know

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protection in the Age of COVID-19

Health and Safety Perspective: Managing Through a Pandemic, and Preparing for the Next One

We’re on the Road to Reopening … from an EHS Perspective