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How to winterize your facility

November 15, 2017


As the line goes, “winter is coming”. Here’s how to get your facility ready for the challenges that winter can bring, including cold temperatures, ice, snow and winter storms. A little preparation can help you get through winter with as …

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Stay open for business even when disaster strikes

September 13, 2017


We have run several articles on how to prepare for various disasters, including hurricanes, active shooters, tornadoes and more. But one thing we haven’t covered in detail, which is key for properly recovering from the effects of any disaster, is …

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An ounce of pre-mortem is worth a pound of post

August 16, 2017


In a crisis, your brain doesn’t work properly. Your hippocampus, which is responsible for processing memories, hits the stress button and releases cortisol into your system. It then shuts down until there is enough of the chemical circulating in your …

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Security, Part 11: Develop an IT recovery plan…or else

July 26, 2017


Here’s a crazy stat for you, courtesy of the Ponemon Institute: 90% of organizations that lose data due to a cyberattack wind up closing their doors in the following two years. We’ve spent a lot of time covering the various …

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Active Shooter Planning and Response

April 5, 2017


According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, from 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings. An FBI study noted that from 2000-2013, active shooter incidents have become more frequent. The first seven years of their study show …

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How to increase productivity through safety programs

February 15, 2017


Once upon a time, manufacturers saw safety programs as either an annoyance or a punishment. Times have changed – now manufacturers see safety as a competitive edge. There are two ways in which having a safer environment can add to …

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Tornado Preparedness

Tornado Preparedness

March 31, 2016


This winter has seen a spike in tornado activity, with twisters hitting parts of the country that are unaccustomed to having to deal with tornadoes. Because tornadoes can strike with little or no warning, it’s important to have a plan …

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OSHA Provides Tools to Prevent Workplace Violence

OSHA Provides Tools to Prevent Workplace Violence

February 11, 2016


With incidents of workplace violence increasing around the country, the need for facilities managers to create and revise Code Silver (active shooter) plans, then practice them with their healthcare facilities staff has become more critical than ever. If you’re stuck …

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