Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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Happy National Disability Independence Day!

July 26, 2021


Today is National Disability Independence Day, which honors the anniversary of the passing of the ADA act by Congress on July 26, 1990. The act is the first comprehensive law in the US that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities …

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CMMS for Facility Managers

July 13, 2021


In our last post, we explored the work order and how work order management is an essential part of being a facility manager. This role includes ensuring that the facility is operating as it should by completing daily inspections and …

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The Work Order Process

July 1, 2021


Good facility managers know that they need a smooth functioning system for processing work orders to properly manage maintenance and repair requests. A work order is a formal digital or paper document that requests a given task to be completed. …

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Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

June 22, 2021


Today is National HVAC Tech Day! HVAC techs are in high demand as energy efficiency continues to be a top priority in 2021 in business and industry. Facility managers often spend a significant amount of time monitoring and managing temperature …

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Green Cleaning Trends

June 15, 2021


In a past blog, we explored how green cleaning supplies can help facility managers significantly reduce costs while ensuring a clean and healthy work environment. We recommended strategies for choosing products, including buying concentrated solutions of higher-quality products in bulk …

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Reconfigurable Workspaces

June 8, 2021


In our last blog, we explored how employers should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid work environment. We also touched on how companies might approach striking a balance between employees’ desire for more flexible work schedules while retaining …

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Protecting Against Occupational Noise Exposure

May 11, 2021


According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about two million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise each year. NIOSH estimates about 24% of hearing difficulty among workers is caused by occupational exposures to …

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Window Safety Week

April 5, 2021


Window Safety Week, which is observed the first full week of April, focuses on raising awareness for the prevention of accidental window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escapes. While we’re naturally inclined to open windows to …

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Using the Best Building Design Strategies

Using the Best Building Design Strategies

March 15, 2021


Whether you are stepping into a building design project or continuing one, it always helps to be familiar with industry common practices. In this article, let’s take a look at some important questions to be asking when creating a modern …

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