BetterBricks & Kalispell Regional Medical Center Pioneer Energy Efficiency

September 19, 2012

Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kalispell, Montana recently did something revolutionary. They invited teams of facility operations and energy efficiency experts into their facility to conduct a 10-year long investigation of energy savings, energy wastes, and methodologies and tools …

Categorized: Facilities Management


Stopping Things From Heating Up

August 15, 2012

Last week we reviewed ways to reduce heat-induced illness. It’s the height of summertime and precautions must take primary importance. As carefully as you prepare to combat heat-induced illness, incidents still may occur. The difference between a great team leader …

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The Importance of Water, Rest & Shade

August 9, 2012

Although the summer is ending, the heat is not. Across the nation, cities regularly hit 90º, 98º and even 100º+. Site workers on outdoor worksites must cope with the daily risk of heat illnesses ranging from heat rash, to heat …

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OSHA Standards Help Site Workers Breath Easy

July 25, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps your health and the health of your site’s employees at the forefront of policy concern, in all situations. You may not typically consider respiratory site risks to your team; for certain worksites …

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Evacuating – How To Make A Safe Escape

July 18, 2012

Evacuating your facility is never convenient and is typically hectic. However, preparation goes a long way to making necessary evacuations easier and safer for the whole team. Evacuations are a rare emergency, but without question, it’s one that should be …

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Get Ahead With Quick Response Sprinkler Heads

July 12, 2012

Sprinkler heads are a safety device necessity for any facility or indoor worksite. These emergency devices are thermally sensitive and automatically activate when an emergency heat situation occurs. While two types of sprinkler safety equipment exist – Quick Response Sprinkler …

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An Ergonomically Correct Workplace Is A Happy Workplace

July 3, 2012

Two weeks ago, we discussed the risks that neglecting ergonomic safety poses to a happy, healthy, productive worksite. Hopefully we’ve given you some insight into the issue and you have since explored how ergonomically safe your site is for your …

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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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