Safety and Safety Training in Facilities

April 28, 2020


Safety is a top priority when it comes to facilities, healthcare, and otherwise. Especially in today’s new normal of COVID-19. Employees in a facility should feel safe at all times and, in order to cultivate a communal sense of security, …

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Tagged: facilities management

Avoid Costly Fire Damage to Your Facility

December 10, 2019


A fire alarm plan considers design factors that affect mission and operational reliability. To ensure the effectiveness of your facilities’ fire system, ensure the design matches your facilities’ needs. System design is a critical step to operational success. First, given …

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Business lobby, a blend between aesthetics and safety

October 16, 2019


The reception area or lobby at your office or workplace is really like your business card, experts say. It can be big or small and it’s not necessarily for everyone, but the physical space could directly reflect your company’s values. …

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The Science Behind Pets at Work

September 23, 2019


Employees are beginning to bring their pets to work on a regular basis and companies are adapting to the trend. Traditionally, Americans have had family pets who either stay in a kennel at home or wandered freely, but these animals …

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Clear the air with HEPA and ULPA filters

July 24, 2019


In health care facilities, cleaning instruments and surfaces may not be enough to achieve maximum cleanliness and maintain patient health. It is a good idea to focus on indoor air quality to keep facilities free of contaminants. Air that contains …

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An industrial warehouse worker being the target of bullying, abuse or discrimination.

Protecting Employees From Harassment

May 1, 2019


According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, incidents of harassment were the highest in these industries: Accommodation and food services: 14.23 percent Retail trade: 13.44 percent Manufacturing: 11.72 percent Health care and social assistance: 11.48 percent So, what can a …

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Wrong thinking may lead to the right solution

February 6, 2019


At Vanguard Resources, we’re just as interested in the “manager” portion of the Facility Manager title as we are in the “facility” part. One thing any manager has to deal with at some point in their job is to come …

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Customer taking their food at a food market

Street food and snacks next for campus food service?

November 12, 2018


One of the biggest problems in food service is keeping up with the changing tastes of the clientele.   Take higher education vending and catering. Just when you finally thought you’ve got a handle on your millennial students’ eating habits …

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