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Using the Internet of Things for smarter building use

December 28, 2016


By using smart sensor technology, facility managers can gauge how employees are using available spaces like conference rooms and common meeting spaces. Employee workspaces are increasingly relevant, given today’s trend of more workers making use of flexible work hours and …

Categorized: Security

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How to start green cleaning

December 21, 2016


One of the jobs of a facilities manager is to ensure a clean and healthy work environment. Unfortunately, many of the traditional products used for cleaning can cause tremendous harm to the environment, as well as to vulnerable employees. Pregnant …

Categorized: Cleaning, Environmental

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The aging workforce

December 14, 2016


It’s been called the Silver Tsunami. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by 2024 nearly one-fourth of the labor force will be 55 or older. Compare this to 1994, when employees 55 and older represented only 11.9% of the …

Categorized: Professionalism

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Facility Security, Part Four: Network Access Control

December 7, 2016


Mobile phones are everywhere, and the number and types of devices used by employees, customers, healthcare providers, patients, and visitors are growing at a rapid pace. While these devices can be crucial to the functioning of your facility, they are …

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Categorized: Cleaning

Caution Watch Your Step

OSHA: Lack of fall protection number one violation

November 23, 2016


Over 4,500 workers are killed and almost 3 million are injured on the job every year. Many of these deaths and injuries are preventable. Every October, OSHA releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations …

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Flu season ahead

How to avoid the flu this season

November 16, 2016


Flu season is upon us again. The CDC reports that each year 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu, more than 200,000 are hospitalized and thousands die. Here are some ways to keep your workplace healthier and flu-free. Vaccines The …

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Facility Security, Part Three: Ransomware

November 9, 2016


  Last month we looked at how to avoid falling victim to phishing scams. This month we take a look at ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise, especially in the healthcare sector. One study shows there are now …

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Sound masking for facility managers

October 26, 2016


Keeping your facility a comfortable environment for your employees can be challenging. One has to consider factors like temperature, lighting, furniture, and layout. Today’s facilities tend to be more open, which can be very conducive to more productivity, but that …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Help your community and garner goodwill: Host a blood drive

October 19, 2016


According to the Red Cross, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. You can do your part by hosting a regular blood drive at your facility. It’s win-win situation – your employees can volunteer without having to miss work, …

Categorized: Sustainaibility