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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Commission or The US Department of Energy or for specific information regarding your facility,
please contact Vanguard Resources directly.

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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Active Shooter Planning and Response

April 5, 2017


According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, from 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings. An FBI study noted that from 2000-2013, active shooter incidents have become more frequent. The first seven years of their study show …

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Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

July 17, 2015


The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season may have been an uneventful one so far, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for any other extreme weather events your facility could face over the year. The most important thing you can …

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Prepared For a "Quiet" Hurricane Season?

Facilities Managers: Prepared For a “Quiet” Hurricane Season?

May 15, 2015


If you’re a facilities manager who gets a little anxious as the thermometer climbs with the passage of spring to warmer summer temperatures, you’ll be relieved to know weather experts are forecasting a quieter-than-usual hurricane season. Due to the El …

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