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Parking Lot Safety Tips

June 13, 2022


The responsibility of creating a safe parking lot environment should be taken on by drivers, pedestrians, and employees. It is up to all of us to stay prepared for hazardous situations and have a plan to minimize risk of injury. …

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How to Prevent Visual Hacking

May 10, 2022


Although technology has advanced quite a bit over the last decade, you don’t have to be an expert to hack someone’s private information. All you really need is a quick look, and boom you are in. Visual hacking is a …

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Workplace Inspection Tips

April 15, 2022


Building and workplace inspections are a key factor in protecting your team members and community from injuries, incidents, and illnesses. When you examine an area, you can better identify hazards and recommend corrective actions. However, many people don’t really know …

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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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Texas Constitutional Carry and Business Facilities

September 1, 2021


What should business facilities know about Texas “Constitutional Carry,” House Bill 1927, which goes into effect September 1? Although Texans 21 or older without a felony will no longer need a state-issued license to carry a pistol (either openly or …

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Happy National Disability Independence Day!

July 26, 2021


Today is National Disability Independence Day, which honors the anniversary of the passing of the ADA act by Congress on July 26, 1990. The act is the first comprehensive law in the US that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities …

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Assessing TJC Compliance

July 20, 2021


Formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Joint Commission, or TJC, advocates for the continuous improvement of quality of care and healthcare standards of safety. It also has the authority to revoke the accreditation …

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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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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 Process Rule + Energy Standards

March 4, 2020


The Department of Energy has approved “The Process Rule” that dictates how energy efficiency standards for equipment are created and updated. They say the changes modernize the process, but other organizations have other opinions. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient …

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