Do You Have Integrated Security Measures at Your Hospital?

FMs: Do You Have Integrated Security Measures at Your Hospital?

January 9, 2014


Violence is an unfortunate reality of working in hospital emergency rooms for doctors, nurses and healthcare support staff across America. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2009, the odds of an ER nurse being assaulted is more …

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How to Stop The Flu From Spreading at Your Facility

How to Stop The Flu From Spreading at Your Facility

December 19, 2013


As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, preventing the spread of healthcare-associated infections isn’t the only thing on the minds of facilities managers overseeing healthcare operations. Not only is incorporating greener, more sustainable cleaning practices crucial to …

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Start a Green Cleaning Program at Your Facility

Start a Green Cleaning Program at Your Facility

December 4, 2013


The role of cleaning in facility management has changed greatly over the past 25 years. Once concerned only about appearance, facilities managers have turned their attention to the health of their buildings, for example, in hopes of stamping out healthcare-associated …

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Young Facilities Managers: Do You Have the Right Credentials?

Young Facilities Managers: Do You Have the Right Credentials?

November 21, 2013


The mentoring process is a valuable part in adding to a deep pool of facilities management talent, but it’s only the first step in a young professional’s development. Nearly two-thirds of facilities managers have earned bachelor’s degrees, and 20 percent …

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Facility Managers Prevent Fires With Great Planning

Facility Managers Prevent Fires With Great Planning

November 7, 2013


Did you know people feel safer in their own homes when there is a potential for fires than they do in a public or commercial building? This seems like a complete contradiction, compared to the facts. A recent Society of …

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Does Your Facility Define Critical Risks

Does Your Facility Define Critical Risks?

October 31, 2013


In previous blog posts, we’ve stressed the importance of proper disaster training and developed a questionnaire the smart facility manager can use to improve his/her operation’s emergency preparedness. It’s important to remember, however, the critical challenges facility managers in different …

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New Medication Safety Zone Guidelines Coming to Your Health Care Facility

New Medication Safety Zone Guidelines Coming to Your Health Care Facility

October 24, 2013


With errors in dispensing medicines among the most common, costly, deadly and preventable problems facing facilities managers in health care environments, the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) recently released 2014 safety requirements to boost patient safety and decrease costs associated with …

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8 ways to beat mold in your health care facility

8 Ways to Beat Mold in Your Health Care Facility

October 3, 2013


Mold is one of the more significant ongoing problems facilities managers in any facility faces especially after a disaster, during a particularly wet season and in hotter climates. The common denominator in all three of these scenarios: Moisture intrusion that …

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How The ADA Creates Value For Your Facility

How The ADA Creates Value For Your Facility

September 26, 2013


Facilities managers: Do you treat the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as an obstacle that must be overcome or as a necessary and important design element that provides access to all people, regardless if he or she may be navigating …

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Lower Your Building’s Energy Costs With ASHRAE’s bEQ Program

September 16, 2013


One of the weapons in your facility management energy tool kit should be the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer’s (ASHRAE) Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program. By staying up to date, you will be better equipped to …

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