Protecting Emergency Power Reliability

Protecting Emergency Power Reliability

September 12, 2013


In addition to the many things a facilities manager must do to improve the emergency preparedness of his or her operation, decreasing the power vulnerabilities while increasing reliabilities in the event of a disaster are a must. This is a …

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Meeting DNV Accreditation Standards

September 5, 2013


Last week, we shared a number of resources that can help facilities managers address challenging Requirements for Improvements (RFIs) — for example, Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) Resource Documents — when it’s time to complete a Joint Commission Survey. However, …

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Preparing for an RFI to Meet the Joint Commission Survey Standards

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How Hand Washing Techniques Protect Your Employees’ Health

August 22, 2013


While it’s important to keep your health care facility’s standards high when it comes to its cleaning practices, have you considered what effect cleanliness – even proper hand washing techniques and picking the right soap dispensers — may have on …

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Stop Corrosion in HVAC Systems

August 15, 2013


Along with boiler maintenance, facilities managers always need to stay way ahead in the never-ending battle to prevent and/or put an end to corrosion in HVAC systems. The stakes are high for facilities managers and their clients, as HVAC systems …

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Facilities Managers: 5 Questions to Ask for Building Better Relationships With Partners

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A Safe Floor Program Protects Your Hospital From Falling, Legal Problems

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Protect Your Hospital’s Floors No Matter How Old They Are

July 10, 2013


Preserving and protecting your hospital or health care facility’s floors is a must, and not only to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The savvy facilities manager is well aware, not only about the cleanliness of floors at his or her hospital, but …

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