Retrofitting Existing Facilities for Energy Efficiency

September 21, 2021


Rather than building or leasing a new facility, retrofitting an existing building can often be more cost-effective in terms of energy efficiency for businesses. Energy efficiency can lower business operating costs, while also improving businesses’ brand image by being more …

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Workplace “Presenteeism” and Self-Care

September 7, 2021


September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, and self-care has never been more important than it is right now. Employers can help employees embrace self-treatment and a healthy lifestyle by encouraging a self-care program as part of workplace wellness efforts. The …

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Texas Constitutional Carry and Business Facilities

September 1, 2021


What should business facilities know about Texas “Constitutional Carry,” House Bill 1927, which goes into effect September 1? Although Texans 21 or older without a felony will no longer need a state-issued license to carry a pistol (either openly or …

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CMMS for Facility Managers

July 13, 2021


In our last post, we explored the work order and how work order management is an essential part of being a facility manager. This role includes ensuring that the facility is operating as it should by completing daily inspections and …

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The Work Order Process

July 1, 2021


Good facility managers know that they need a smooth functioning system for processing work orders to properly manage maintenance and repair requests. A work order is a formal digital or paper document that requests a given task to be completed. …

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Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

June 22, 2021


Today is National HVAC Tech Day! HVAC techs are in high demand as energy efficiency continues to be a top priority in 2021 in business and industry. Facility managers often spend a significant amount of time monitoring and managing temperature …

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Green Cleaning Trends

June 15, 2021


In a past blog, we explored how green cleaning supplies can help facility managers significantly reduce costs while ensuring a clean and healthy work environment. We recommended strategies for choosing products, including buying concentrated solutions of higher-quality products in bulk …

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

May 18, 2021


According to the Center for Public Policy (CPP), 85% of employees in the United States experience some kind of workplace conflict, with approximately 2.8 hours per week spent in disagreement. This costs employers around $359 billion in company hours, or …

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Protecting Against Occupational Noise Exposure

May 11, 2021


According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about two million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise each year. NIOSH estimates about 24% of hearing difficulty among workers is caused by occupational exposures to …

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Dangerous accident during work. First aid

Tips to Ensure a Safe Work Environment

May 3, 2021


This week is North American Occupational Safety & Health Week, which runs from May 2nd–8th and raises awareness about the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace. This week encourages safe work practices and a commitment to occupational …

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