Assessing TJC Compliance

July 20, 2021


Formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Joint Commission, or TJC, advocates for the continuous improvement of quality of care and healthcare standards of safety. It also has the authority to revoke the accreditation …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Reconfigurable Workspaces

June 8, 2021


In our last blog, we explored how employers should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid work environment. We also touched on how companies might approach striking a balance between employees’ desire for more flexible work schedules while retaining …

Hybrid Workplaces

June 1, 2021


With businesses now fully opening their doors, there’s a difference in opinion between most workers and employers over flexible work schedules that were the norm during the initial COVID-19 pandemic. According to Harvard Business School, 70% of employers want employees …

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Senior Care During COVID-19

May 25, 2021


During the COVID-19 outbreak, senior care facilities and nursing homes were identified as congregate settings at high risk for COVID-19 spread, which sent long-term care facilities into lockdown for months. These lockdowns have created a mental health crisis among senior …

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 …

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 …