Zero Cellphone Use

November 23, 2022


Cell phones are incredibly useful for a whole host of reasons. Most people could not imagine working or even getting through a typical day without them, but there‚Äôs a dark side to this tech. There are, as Tristan Harris said …

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Under the Sea: Why an Aquarium just might help your facility

October 25, 2022


Fish tanks are popping up in more and more facilities, offices, and waiting rooms across the country. While this may appear to be a new design trend, studies show that aquariums offer actual health benefits for employees. Here are some …

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Go Green: Plant life at the Office

October 11, 2022


Plants and workspaces are a good match. The benefits we experience around plants include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress levels, and feelings of revitalization. Plants can add organic character to an office environment, improve productivity and creativity. What is horticulture? This …

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Clinical Engineering Helps Reduce Costs

May 23, 2022


Clinical engineering equipment is often one of the most expensive things for a healthcare facility to maintain. The consequences of machine failure can range from inefficiency to a compromised patient, so it’s important to make sure every machine is working …

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Cafeteria Options for Facilities

May 16, 2022


Facility Managers are responsible for everything from security and maintenance to individual employee needs. This includes creating a successful menu for daily operations containing easy to prep and simple to serve food items. A menu should be cost-effective and exciting …

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Create a Safe Work Environment

May 2, 2022


The first full week of May is also North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. This is a week where employers, employees, and organizations come together to promote safe habits and improve workplace environments. When we practice safe protocols we …

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3 Safety Topics For Your Employee Training

March 15, 2022


Accidents happen, but luckily for us there are many things that can be done in order to minimize the risk of injury. One way that many employers do this is by staying prepared in case of an emergency. Investing in …

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Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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Reducing Construction Time with Prefabrication

December 21, 2021


The use of prefabricated materials can lead to key successes and outcomes in quality, safety, and cost in building construction projects. Prefabrication involves the manufacture and assembly of building components that can be transported to a construction site for quick …

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