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 …

Categorized: Business & Industrial

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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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Why Your Employees Should Take a Hike

May 22, 2019


The modern office is not favorable for leading a healthy lifestyle. This is due largely in part to most employees remaining deskbound while completing most of their tasks. Too much sitting, according to the Mayo Clinic, increases the risk of …

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SET YOUR PRIORITIES CONCEPT

Utilizing The Pareto Principle for Time Management

May 15, 2019


The Pareto Principle is also known as the 80-20 Rule. It is a principle based on cause and effect. In other words, the Pareto Principle states that for many events, roughly 80 percent of the effect comes from 20 percent …

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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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Protecting Employees From Harassment

May 1, 2019


According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, incidents of harassment were the highest in these industries: Accommodation and food services: 14.23 percent Retail trade: 13.44 percent Manufacturing: 11.72 percent Health care and social assistance: 11.48 percent So, what can a …

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Together, success is a given

Increasing workplace satisfaction

August 26, 2016


Study after study shows that satisfied employees are more productive and act as better ambassadors for your company. However, achieving the goal of high employee satisfaction is a challenge for many facilities managers. Raises aren’t always the key. While a …

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Workplace Wellness, Part 2: Encouraging Healthy Eating

August 18, 2016


More and more companies are implementing health and wellness programs and it’s not hard to see why. Studies show that every $1 spent on employee wellness programs will save you $4 in healthcare, absentee, productivity and attrition costs. There are …

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Mold Prevention and Removal

March 24, 2016


There has been a lot of controversy (and litigation) surrounding mold over the years. Scientists, doctors, and lawyers have been arguing about the possible health risks involved due to exposure to mold, with engineers, architects, and facilities managers often caught …

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