For more information on space heater safety please contact the Consumer Product Safety
Commission or The US Department of Energy or for specific information regarding your facility,
please contact Vanguard Resources directly.

How To Safely Use Space Heaters This Fall

September 29, 2020


The use of space heaters in offices is common in the winter. Even in warmer climates, winter mornings can bring on a chill. While these seemingly harmless devices may be an efficient way to heat a cold or drafty space, …

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Accidents: Embracing Them for Future Growth

July 15, 2020


Even the most prepared facility management team must deal with the occasional accident. Effective accident and incident investigation offers facility management leaders the key to the future, repeat incident prevention, and the minimization of accidental damages and their impact upon …

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How to keep your passwords secure

February 19, 2020


Criminals are targeting hospitals and businesses around the world with ransomware. Insecure passwords can make your company vulnerable to this kind of attack. Many people use weak passwords, or do not follow password best practices. Some of the biggest mistakes …

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How incident reports help to prevent accidents

February 5, 2020


Accidents and incidents are not the same. An accident results in personal injury or property damage, while an incident in the workplace is an unplanned event that doesn’t result in injury, but does cause damage to property, or has enough …

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Suspicious packages: What to look for

January 22, 2020


According to the US Postal Service annual report, in 2017 the US Postal Inspection Service responded to 2,282 incidents of suspicious items, substances, powders or liquids in the mail or at postal facilities. This statistic reveals that incidents related to …

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Avoid Costly Fire Damage to Your Facility

December 10, 2019


A fire alarm plan considers design factors that affect mission and operational reliability. To ensure the effectiveness of your facilities’ fire system, ensure the design matches your facilities’ needs. System design is a critical step to operational success. First, given …

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The importance of exit routes

November 6, 2019


An exit route is defined as a continuous and unobstructed path of exit from any point within a facility to a place of safety. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least two exit routes must be …

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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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