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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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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The importance of exit routes

November 6, 2019


An exit route is defined as a continuous and unobstructed path of exit from any point within a facility to a place of safety. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least two exit routes must be …

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Creating an Emergency Action Plan

July 5, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard, and our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way, including hurricanes.   According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, every …

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How to winterize your facility

November 15, 2017


As the line goes, “winter is coming”. Here’s how to get your facility ready for the challenges that winter can bring, including cold temperatures, ice, snow and winter storms. A little preparation can help you get through winter with as …

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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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