Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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Data-Driven Planning for Energy Efficiency in Facilities

November 23, 2021


While investing in energy efficiency may help reduce maintenance backlogs, it may not address all aging systems and space within a building facility. About a fifth of maintenance costs happen during the initial stage of construction, so using data analysis …

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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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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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The Work Order Process

July 1, 2021


Good facility managers know that they need a smooth functioning system for processing work orders to properly manage maintenance and repair requests. A work order is a formal digital or paper document that requests a given task to be completed. …

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Happy National HVAC Tech Day!

June 22, 2021


Today is National HVAC Tech Day! HVAC techs are in high demand as energy efficiency continues to be a top priority in 2021 in business and industry. Facility managers often spend a significant amount of time monitoring and managing temperature …

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For more information on space heater safety please contact the Consumer Product Safety
Commission or The US Department of Energy or for specific information regarding your facility,
please contact Vanguard Resources directly.

How To Safely Use Space Heaters This Fall

September 29, 2020


The use of space heaters in offices is common in the winter. Even in warmer climates, winter mornings can bring on a chill. While these seemingly harmless devices may be an efficient way to heat a cold or drafty space, …

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For guidance on preventative maintenance at your facility, contact Vanguard Resources.

Maintenance: Staying Ahead of the Changes

September 22, 2020


You may recall our blog post about how important it is for facilities managers to stay ahead of OSHA at their healthcare facilities by investing time and effort into preventing slips and falls and stopping the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. However, …

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The benefits of sanitation and housekeeping at your workplace

February 12, 2020


Wiping a counter with a bleach solution is an example of sanitizing. Although the words “cleaning” and “sanitizing” are often used interchangeably, there is a big difference between both processes. Cleaning can be defined as the physical act of removing …

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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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