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The Globally Harmonized System For Hazardous Communication

June 6, 2012


Either directly or indirectly, chemicals affect our lives, workplaces and economies. They are essential to the maintenance of proper health, safe hygiene and many safe industrial processes. In 2003, the United Nations (UN) adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification …

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The Importance Of Active Shooter Emergency Planning

May 30, 2012


Unfortunately, the threat of an active shooter is a real, unpredictable, modern day possibility. This crisis tops the alert charts due to the fact these situations evolve quickly and  have lasting impact on the individuals involved. However, as with any …

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Avoid Becoming Prey To Parking Lot Predators

May 24, 2012


You make your worksite as safe as possible for your coworkers and employees, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned safety plans fail to prevent outside threats. The parking lot, particularly at night, has the potential to play host to a …

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Accidents Happen – Do What You Can To Learn From Them

May 18, 2012


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 future, repeat incident prevention and the minimization of accidental damages and their impact upon the …

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For Facility Management Leaders, Safety Never Sleeps

April 27, 2012


On-the-job injuries are no joke, neither for the individual, nor the organization. Many facility management teams experience daily contact with a variety of chemical, radiological, physical, electrical or mechanical workplace hazards. However by following proper safety protocol and correctly using …

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Step Up For Your Facility’s Future

April 18, 2012


The majority of us in facilities management arrived at our first facilities job while looking for something else. We did not attend a high school or college “career day” looking for a career in health care facilities management. We did …

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The Facility Assessment: An Essential Planning Tool

March 8, 2012


How well do you know your facility? Administrators and/or board members may need the details of your infrastructure facility conditions, ranked by priority and severity in the case of system failure, at a moment’s notice. Prepare yourself to address concerns …

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The Advantages of Advancement: CAFM

February 29, 2012


Computer-aided facility management (CAFM) programs have altered the facility management landscape in both helpful and profound ways. CAFMs carry with them the advantages of: Increased efficiency Operational & strategic facility management support Space usage tracking Space occupancy identification Space scenario planning …

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