Prepare Your School for an Active Shooter

August 21, 2019


As students prepare to return to class, it’s important campus security personnel outline a plan to train faculty, staff and students for active shooter situations. To be adequately prepared, institutions must include everyone in training and drills, not just their …

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How to Maintain an Eco-Friendly Campus

August 14, 2019


In recent years, colleges and universities have started taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. What and how colleges choose to repurpose and recycle plays an important role in a school’s sustainability and a facilities manager can help implement and …

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How Poor Air Quality Could Affect Learning

August 7, 2019


As colleges and universities prepare to welcome students back from summer break, facilities managers across the country are working to ensure students return to a clean and safe learning environment. When thinking about clean facilities, air quality is often overlooked, …

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Clear the air with HEPA and ULPA filters

July 24, 2019


In health care facilities, cleaning instruments and surfaces may not be enough to achieve maximum cleanliness and maintain patient health. It is a good idea to focus on indoor air quality to keep facilities free of contaminants. Air that contains …

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Are Green Coatings Really Worth the Price?

July 17, 2019


The Truth Behind Low-VOC and Zero-VOC paints The growing popularity of environmentalism has led to the rise on ostensibly labeled green products. This practice has not spared the paint industry. In an industry notorious for producing toxic chemicals—from oils to …

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Green buildings can increase productivity by 100 percent

June 26, 2019


If you want your employees to perform better, you should improve your indoor air quality as much as possible. That’s according to a recent study by Environmental Health Perspectives about indoor air quality. The study found that subjects performed cognitive …

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Keep young workers safe this summer

June 12, 2019


Employers are responsible for the safety of their workers—including young workers and summer interns. Per OSHA, employers must provide all workers with the necessary training and personal protective equipment necessary to accomplish their job safely. Employers must also have a …

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How to attain speech privacy at your workplace

June 5, 2019


Modern offices tend to be loud. New designs increasingly use open floor plans and smaller work stations, along with glass, metal or wood surfaces. This may be aesthetically pleasing, but these design choices increase noise levels. The ability for employees …

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Keeping Your Lunchroom Clean

May 8, 2019


Keeping a facility’s lunchroom clean can present a challenge for any facility. While janitorial employees are generally responsible for cleaning a facility, in most cases, it is the staff who is tasked with keeping the kitchen clean and making sure …

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