Zero Cellphone Use

November 23, 2022


Cell phones are incredibly useful for a whole host of reasons. Most people could not imagine working or even getting through a typical day without them, but there‚Äôs a dark side to this tech. There are, as Tristan Harris said …

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Parking security watching over the parking area. The security guard is protecting property from illegal parking and theft.

What Is A Security Risk Assessment?

August 15, 2022


A security, or physical risk assessment (aka a threat assessment) is an evaluation of your facility to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in its physical security. These assessments are typically performed by security experts and include looking at all existing security …

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Parking Lot Safety Tips

June 13, 2022


The responsibility of creating a safe parking lot environment should be taken on by drivers, pedestrians, and employees. It is up to all of us to stay prepared for hazardous situations and have a plan to minimize risk of injury. …

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Hospital Active Shooter (Code Silver) Plan

June 8, 2022


Active shooter incidents have become more frequent over time, so it is crucial that your Hospital has an active shooter (code silver) plan in place to ensure the safety of all health care workers, patients, and visitors at the hospital …

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Business managers give safety presentation to office and construction workers.  Latin descent, female construction worker in foreground.  View through office windows.

Create a Safe Work Environment

May 2, 2022


The first full week of May is also North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. This is a week where employers, employees, and organizations come together to promote safe habits and improve workplace environments. When we practice safe protocols we …

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3 Safety Topics For Your Employee Training

March 15, 2022


Accidents happen, but luckily for us there are many things that can be done in order to minimize the risk of injury. One way that many employers do this is by staying prepared in case of an emergency. Investing in …

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Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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LEED Certification and Resilience Planning

December 14, 2021


The severe Winter Storm Uri in Texas in February 2021 caused both devastating loss of life as well as a financial fallout to the state of up to $130 billion, as estimated by the Federal Bank of Dallas. The power …

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School Options for Security Personnel

December 2, 2021


In 2021, there have been 28 school shootings across the United States resulting in injury or death. Back in February, we published a blog about how facilities can benefit from security guards who can monitor who comes in and out …

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Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

November 2, 2021


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 27 to protect workers from hazardous heat conditions in indoor and outdoor work settings. With this release, OSHA begins the rulemaking process for …

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