LEED Certification and Resilience Planning

December 14, 2021


The severe Winter Storm Uri in Texas in February 2021 caused both devastating loss of life as well as a financial fallout to the state of up to $130 billion, as estimated by the Federal Bank of Dallas. The power …

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School Options for Security Personnel

December 2, 2021


In 2021, there have been 28 school shootings across the United States resulting in injury or death. Back in February, we published a blog about how facilities can benefit from security guards who can monitor who comes in and out …

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Protecting Workers from Heat Hazards

November 2, 2021


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 27 to protect workers from hazardous heat conditions in indoor and outdoor work settings. With this release, OSHA begins the rulemaking process for …

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April is Records and Information Management Month

April 13, 2021


April is Records and Information Management Month, and we wanted to recognize how records management has played a key role during the last year, especially as employees across many organizations have been asked to work from home due to the …

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Window Safety Week

April 5, 2021


Window Safety Week, which is observed the first full week of April, focuses on raising awareness for the prevention of accidental window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escapes. While we’re naturally inclined to open windows to …

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Revisiting Emergency Preparation in Your Business

Revisiting Emergency Preparation in Your Business

March 3, 2021


As many locations throughout the US experienced extreme weather in recent months—and the danger that comes along with it—we decided this would be a great opportunity to revisit some key points of emergency preparedness. 1. Have WFH Options. Between COVID-19 …

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How To Safely Use Space Heaters This Fall

September 29, 2020


The use of space heaters in offices is common in the winter. Even in warmer climates, winter mornings can bring on a chill. While these seemingly harmless devices may be an efficient way to heat a cold or drafty space, …

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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 Preparedness, Part Two: Evacuation Plan

July 25, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard. As hurricane season approaches, our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way. We recently covered how to develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), …

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Stay open for business even when disaster strikes

September 13, 2017


We have run several articles on how to prepare for various disasters, including hurricanes, active shooters, tornadoes and more. But one thing we haven’t covered in detail, which is key for properly recovering from the effects of any disaster, is …

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