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Allowing Space Heaters In The Workplace

March 1, 2022


With the temperatures fluctuating drastically each day, you may be finding that it’s becoming harder to stay warm at work. Thermostat wars begin, and pleasing everyone is nearly impossible, so you might be wondering what as a business you can …

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LEED Certification and Resilience Planning

December 14, 2021


The severe Winter Storm Uri in Texas in February 2021 caused both devastating loss of life as well as a financial fallout to the state of up to $130 billion, as estimated by the Federal Bank of Dallas. The power …

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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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Post-pandemic Building Design Trends

September 28, 2021


The impact of COVID-19 and its variants have prompted several notable design trends in commercial and healthcare building facilities related to social distancing, touchless tech and enhanced HVAC systems. However, this isn’t the first time in history that disease has …

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Window Safety Week

April 5, 2021


Window Safety Week, which is observed the first full week of April, focuses on raising awareness for the prevention of accidental window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escapes. While we’re naturally inclined to open windows to …

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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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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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The importance of exit routes

November 6, 2019


An exit route is defined as a continuous and unobstructed path of exit from any point within a facility to a place of safety. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least two exit routes must be …

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Be prepared for wildfires

December 7, 2018


California’s latest deadly, costly wildfires have increased awareness about them. However, what you might not know is you don’t have to be near a forest to be in danger. Wildfires can just as easily burn their way through urban areas, …

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Keep the holidays warm, not fiery

November 20, 2018


Holiday decorations can warm up a building quickly. They help inspire shoppers to buy, set a genial tone in the workplace, and particularly welcomed by seniors.   Holiday decorations require intense safety awareness. While most dangers center around fire, there …

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