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Reviving A Building The Right Way

September 26, 2012


The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNO) recently found themselves facing a problem. They needed to relocate several of their physicians groups outside of the hospital, but to a location that would still be nearby the main hospital structure in …

Categorized: Buildings

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BetterBricks & Kalispell Regional Medical Center Pioneer Energy Efficiency

September 19, 2012


Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kalispell, Montana recently did something revolutionary. They invited teams of facility operations and energy efficiency experts into their facility to conduct a 10-year long investigation of energy savings, energy wastes, and methodologies and tools …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Stopping Things From Heating Up

August 15, 2012


Last week we reviewed ways to reduce heat-induced illness. It’s the height of summertime and precautions must take primary importance. As carefully as you prepare to combat heat-induced illness, incidents still may occur. The difference between a great team leader …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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The Importance of Water, Rest & Shade

August 9, 2012


Although the summer is ending, the heat is not. Across the nation, cities regularly hit 90º, 98º and even 100º+. Site workers on outdoor worksites must cope with the daily risk of heat illnesses ranging from heat rash, to heat …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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OSHA Standards Help Site Workers Breath Easy

July 25, 2012


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps your health and the health of your site’s employees at the forefront of policy concern, in all situations. You may not typically consider respiratory site risks to your team; for certain worksites …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Evacuating – How To Make A Safe Escape

July 18, 2012


Evacuating your facility is never convenient and is typically hectic. However, preparation goes a long way to making necessary evacuations easier and safer for the whole team. Evacuations are a rare emergency, but without question, it’s one that should be …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Get Ahead With Quick Response Sprinkler Heads

July 12, 2012


Sprinkler heads are a safety device necessity for any facility or indoor worksite. These emergency devices are thermally sensitive and automatically activate when an emergency heat situation occurs. While two types of sprinkler safety equipment exist – Quick Response Sprinkler …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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An Ergonomically Correct Workplace Is A Happy Workplace

July 3, 2012


Two weeks ago, we discussed the risks that neglecting ergonomic safety poses to a happy, healthy, productive worksite. Hopefully we’ve given you some insight into the issue and you have since explored how ergonomically safe your site is for your …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Is Your Facility A Good Fit For Site Workers?

June 20, 2012


Ergonomic considerations and accommodations are one key, yet often neglected, component of worksite safety. Ergonomics, or the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the worker rather than the other way around, has become more and more of …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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The Globally Harmonized System For Hazardous Communication

June 6, 2012


Either directly or indirectly, chemicals affect our lives, workplaces and economies. They are essential to the maintenance of proper health, safe hygiene and many safe industrial processes. In 2003, the United Nations (UN) adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification …

Categorized: Facilities Management