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Green Products, Part One: The Wool-Based “Smart Wall”

October 18, 2017


Walls have lagged behind in terms of efficiency and technology. According to Lucas Johnson, a Seattle-based consultant for 475 High Performance Building Supply:   Most walls are built with toxic materials and end up being vapor retarded or, in many …

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Ergonomics for cost savings and increased productivity

June 14, 2017


According to a 2013 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases. MSDs cost businesses about $20 billion a year in direct costs (worker’s comp, medical payments, legal …

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New approaches to controlling infections

May 17, 2017


Drug resistant bacteria are a consistent concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. No matter how well your cleaning crew cleans, there are still going to be bacteria and spores left behind. Studies show that less than half of surfaces are …

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How to harness the IoT to clean your facility

May 10, 2017


Facility managers are constantly on the lookout for ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) can help them improve services and reduce costs. You may have already looked into improving your HVAC, security, and lighting use. Why not harness …

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Service at the touch of a button

April 26, 2017


Facility services provider ISS Sweden recently won an award for an innovative and incredibly simple concept. The company installed a button called “Presto” on their coffeemakers. If a coffee machine needs service, the customer can simply press this button to …

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Fall Protection Still #1 OSHA Violation

Fall Protection Still #1 OSHA Violation

April 7, 2016


Annual inspections can be very effective in identifying potential fall risks. These inspections look at key areas like flooring, stairs, steps, ladders and guardrails may reveal signs of wear that need to be addressed.

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The Soft Skills Facilities Managers Need to Succeed

The Soft Skills Facilities Managers Need to Succeed

February 22, 2016


During our series of leadership articles, you may have wondered why we’ve placed an emphasis on soft skills, like time management and leadership. Facilities managers are task-oriented professionals. When the C-suite needs a job to get done the right way …

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OSHA Provides Tools to Prevent Workplace Violence

OSHA Provides Tools to Prevent Workplace Violence

February 11, 2016


With incidents of workplace violence increasing around the country, the need for facilities managers to create and revise Code Silver (active shooter) plans, then practice them with their healthcare facilities staff has become more critical than ever. If you’re stuck …

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What is a Facility Manager?

What is a Facility Manager?

January 26, 2016


When you talk to friends and family about being a facility manager, have you ever struggled to describe what you do? Don’t worry if you had to think about it for a few moments. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) …

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