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Understanding quality control and its benefits

November 20, 2019


What does the word quality mean? Basically, it means the degree of excellence of something when measured against other things of a similar kind. In workplaces, it is not only about quality but also about quality control. There is a …

Categorized: Colleges & Universities

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The advantages of irrigation

November 13, 2019


Water is vital for the growth of plants, but nature doesn’t always provide the amount of water they need. That’s why irrigation is useful and necessary to ensure your landscaping efforts are optimized. It is a simple process that can …

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Green life at the office

October 30, 2019


                              Plants and workspaces are a good match. The benefits we experience around plants include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress levels, and feelings of revitalization. Plants can …

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Avoiding malnutrition: the key for a healthy lifestyle

October 9, 2019


                              Women, infants, children, and adolescents are at a particular risk of malnutrition, according to the World Health Organization. Malnutrition includes undernutrition, inadequate vitamins or minerals; …

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Creating an Effective Hazardous Communication Program

August 28, 2019


Many industries can present hazards for employees in the form of toxic chemicals. Employers and managers can mitigate this risk is by implementing an effective communication program. Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by the Occupational …

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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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Ergonomic workstations ease unnecessary muscle strain

July 10, 2019


In a previous article, we looked at why standing desks and adjustable workstations are healthier, more productive options for employees. Today, we’re going to look at how to make workstations more ergonomic. Ergonomic design seeks to minimize strain on the …

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