Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

July 17, 2015


The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season may have been an uneventful one so far, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for any other extreme weather events your facility could face over the year. The most important thing you can …

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Prepared For a "Quiet" Hurricane Season?

Facilities Managers: Prepared For a “Quiet” Hurricane Season?

May 15, 2015


If you’re a facilities manager who gets a little anxious as the thermometer climbs with the passage of spring to warmer summer temperatures, you’ll be relieved to know weather experts are forecasting a quieter-than-usual hurricane season. Due to the El …

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Are Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates Improving?

Are Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates Improving?

February 20, 2015


Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) at hospitals and clinics has become very important in the facility management world, particularly over the past two years. This increased recognition of the spread of infectious diseases has come at the right time as healthcare …

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Reviewed Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist Lately?

Reviewed Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist Lately?

July 24, 2014


Nearly two months into the 2014 season, long-range forecasters at Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project appear to be right on target about severe weather patterns in the U.S. with only one hurricane making landfall (Hurricane Arthur) so far and …

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Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared For Severe Weather?

Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared For Severe Weather?

May 8, 2014


It’s that time of year again when stormy weather plays a disproportionately larger role in the disaster preparedness planning facilities managers do for their health facilities. Initially, the long-range weather forecast for the rest of 2014 is a mixed bag. …

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Manage Your Facility's Electrical Needs Wisely With Smart Grid Technology

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Facility Managers Prevent Fires With Great Planning

Facility Managers Prevent Fires With Great Planning

November 7, 2013


Did you know people feel safer in their own homes when there is a potential for fires than they do in a public or commercial building? This seems like a complete contradiction, compared to the facts. A recent Society of …

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Does Your Facility Define Critical Risks

Does Your Facility Define Critical Risks?

October 31, 2013


In previous blog posts, we’ve stressed the importance of proper disaster training and developed a questionnaire the smart facility manager can use to improve his/her operation’s emergency preparedness. It’s important to remember, however, the critical challenges facility managers in different …

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