Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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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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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Best Practices for Business Facilities

October 5, 2021


With the COVID-19 pandemic causing more people to stay inside, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue that has taken on a greater significance in the public consciousness. Besides concerns about viruses and other airborne pathogens, the Environmental Protection Agency …

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Workplace “Presenteeism” and Self-Care

September 7, 2021


September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, and self-care has never been more important than it is right now. Employers can help employees embrace self-treatment and a healthy lifestyle by encouraging a self-care program as part of workplace wellness efforts. The …

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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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Happy National Disability Independence Day!

July 26, 2021


Today is National Disability Independence Day, which honors the anniversary of the passing of the ADA act by Congress on July 26, 1990. The act is the first comprehensive law in the US that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities …

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Reconfigurable Workspaces

June 8, 2021


In our last blog, we explored how employers should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid work environment. We also touched on how companies might approach striking a balance between employees’ desire for more flexible work schedules while retaining …

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Hybrid Workplaces

June 1, 2021


With businesses now fully opening their doors, there’s a difference in opinion between most workers and employers over flexible work schedules that were the norm during the initial COVID-19 pandemic. According to Harvard Business School, 70% of employers want employees …

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10 Ways to Improve Employee Satisfaction

December 27, 2020


A work environment can be supportive, stressful, boring or anything in between. At the end of the day, it is management’s responsibility to decide which of these it will be. When aiming to create a positive environment, here are 10 …

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