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Decision-Making, Part 2: How to Make Better Decisions

March 8, 2017


Last month we explored how to avoid decision fatigue, which can lead to bad decision-making. But even if you are rested, fed and armed with the right data, making good decisions can be tough. In a recent survey, 60% of …

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Facility Security, Part Five: The Key to Creating Secure Passwords

January 25, 2017


Cybercrime is getting worse every year. One estimate claims that its impact on the world economy is as high as $15 trillion. In other articles, we’ve covered several forms of cybercrime, including ransomware, phishing, visual hacking, as well as threats …

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Facility Security, Part Three: Ransomware

November 9, 2016


  Last month we looked at how to avoid falling victim to phishing scams. This month we take a look at ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise, especially in the healthcare sector. One study shows there are now …

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Sound masking for facility managers

October 26, 2016


Keeping your facility a comfortable environment for your employees can be challenging. One has to consider factors like temperature, lighting, furniture, and layout. Today’s facilities tend to be more open, which can be very conducive to more productivity, but that …

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Managing Employee Vacation Time

June 9, 2016


Summer is here and with it brings an increase in employee requests for time off. This can be a real headache for the person managing employee vacations, trying to grant as many vacations as possible while also making sure you …

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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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