Color-code your way to a healthier and cleaner facility

Color-code your way to healthier, cleaner facilities

May 4, 2016


For any facility that operates in an environment where cross-contamination can pose a safety risk, or has cleaning staffs¬† who include non-native English speakers, switching to a color-coded cleaning system can be important for the overall safety of employees. The …

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Fall Protection Still #1 OSHA Violation

Fall Protection Still #1 OSHA Violation

April 7, 2016


Annual inspections can be very effective in identifying potential fall risks. These inspections look at key areas like flooring, stairs, steps, ladders and guardrails may reveal signs of wear that need to be addressed.

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Mildewed Walls

Mold Prevention and Removal

March 24, 2016


There has been a lot of controversy (and litigation) surrounding mold over the years. Scientists, doctors, and lawyers have been arguing about the possible health risks involved due to exposure to mold, with engineers, architects, and facilities managers often caught …

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Learn how to delegate

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The Soft Skills Facilities Managers Need to Succeed

The Soft Skills Facilities Managers Need to Succeed

February 22, 2016


During our series of leadership articles, you may have wondered why we’ve placed an emphasis on soft skills, like time management and leadership. Facilities managers are task-oriented professionals. When the C-suite needs a job to get done the right way …

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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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What is a Facility Manager?

What is a Facility Manager?

January 26, 2016


When you talk to friends and family about being a facility manager, have you ever struggled to describe what you do? Don’t worry if you had to think about it for a few moments. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) …

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Does Your Facility Need a Deep Energy Retrofit?

Does Your Facility Need a Deep Energy Retrofit?

January 15, 2016


True energy savings is a complicated process. Thanks to the New Buildings Institute’s free tool, you can save it in negawatts to justify the savings involved with an energy retrofit. To make their tool work for you, feeding it specific, …

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Improving Your Management Style

Improving Your Management Style

December 28, 2015


When was the last time someone asked you, “What’s your management style?” You were probably asked that question during a job interview so a future employer could get a better read on how you’d perform, not only in a crisis …

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CHP Systems Provide Resilience, Savings

CHP Systems Provide Resilience, Savings

December 14, 2015


The essence of any facility’s energy master plans must go beyond fixing and replacing broken systems one plug load at a time, and focus on what’s best and most economical for the future of your infrastructure. With weather becoming less …

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