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What should you do if a pipe freezes?

January 16, 2019


Earlier we discussed how to keep your pipes from freezing, but sometimes pipes freeze despite preventative measures. It’s vital to quickly get the water flowing through the pipe again—otherwise, the pipe will burst and damage your facility. Here’s how to …

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Tips for workplace holiday decorations

December 26, 2018


Most holiday decoration safety tips deal with potential fire and injuries. For example, decorations hanging from fire sprinklers, or stacking anything closer than 18 inches to them, could stop them from working properly in an emergency. However, some other items …

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The Smart Buildling Revolution

December 19, 2018


Smart buildings are no longer the future in building management.   Swedish research firm Meemoori’s new report on the market for big data in smart building sees “robust growth” worldwide. It predicts growth of $15.6 billion by the end of …

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AI technology’s progress toward senior care

December 12, 2018


People are starting to come to terms with the problems of aging America, and indeed the world, pose. Forbes reports over the first half of this century the percentage of people 60 years of age and older will almost double, …

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Be prepared for wildfires

December 7, 2018


California’s latest deadly, costly wildfires have increased awareness about them. However, what you might not know is you don’t have to be near a forest to be in danger. Wildfires can just as easily burn their way through urban areas, …

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Emergency planning for the workplace

November 29, 2018


Earlier this year, we covered how to develop an active shooter plan. Recent incidents once again remind us of the need for a plan, but also to ensure staff knows the plan and holds drills to keep them aware of …

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Study offers a new look at workplace safety

November 23, 2018


While workplace injuries have been declining, a recently-released study says the numbers of fatal and life altering injuries have been on a steady increase.   The Campbell Institute study has found the total recordable incident rate has dropped from 8.5 …

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Keep the holidays warm, not fiery

November 20, 2018


Holiday decorations can warm up a building quickly. They help inspire shoppers to buy, set a genial tone in the workplace, and particularly welcomed by seniors.   Holiday decorations require intense safety awareness. While most dangers center around fire, there …

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Street food and snacks next for campus food service?

November 12, 2018


One of the biggest problems in food service is keeping up with the changing tastes of the clientele.   Take higher education vending and catering. Just when you finally thought you’ve got a handle on your millennial students’ eating habits …

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