Are Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates Improving?

Are Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates Improving?

February 20, 2015


Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) at hospitals and clinics has become very important in the facility management world, particularly over the past two years. This increased recognition of the spread of infectious diseases has come at the right time as healthcare …

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Managing/Embracing Change at Your Facility by Example

Managing/Embracing Change at Your Facility by Example

January 26, 2015


Change is not merely necessary to lifeā€¦ It is life. Alvin Toffler Growing a capable team of leaders is vitally important to the success of any facilities manager who can’t be everywhere 24/7. Successfully honing the skills described in a …

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Are You Taking Advantage of ASHRAE's Free Services?

Are You Taking Advantage of ASHRAE’s Free Services?

January 20, 2015


From time to time in this space, we share some of the latest in free tools, from Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (BIRDS) to Smart Grid technology and the Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program, in hopes of making …

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Facilities Managers: Do You Manage Leaders or Followers?

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Prevent Falls at Your Healthcare Facility With RPI Tools

Prevent Falls at Your Healthcare Facility With RPI Tools

December 2, 2014


Despite many reminders all over your healthcare facility, accidents remain unavoidable. The trick remains to learn from them, then take proactive steps to keep such problems to a minimum or, better yet, zero. Unfortunately, facilities managers and their staffs may …

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Be More Efficient With Your Facility's Water

Beat The Drought, Be More Efficient With Your Facility’s Water

October 29, 2014


Facilities managers can’t get enough free tools to help them maximize the shrinking dollars allotted in their budgets to solve common problems like water usage, as we shared in a blog post earlier this year about the EPA’s WaterSense partnership …

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Your Healthcare Facility Must Have a Code Silver Plan in Place

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Environmental Sustainability Creates Efficiencies For Healthcare Facilities Managers

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Reviewed Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist Lately?

Reviewed Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist Lately?

July 24, 2014


Nearly two months into the 2014 season, long-range forecasters at Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project appear to be right on target about severe weather patterns in the U.S. with only one hurricane making landfall (Hurricane Arthur) so far and …

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Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

July 17, 2014


With a record-breaking winter in America still a lingering memory, it’s hard to imagine facilities managers and their employees who work outdoors aren’t more than a little thankful to be sweating in warmer weather. Just because summer weather has arrived, …

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