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Does your facility have an active shooter plan in place?

April 18, 2018


Having an active shooter plan can play an important role in keeping your facility safe. Just as fire drills can prepare workers for emergencies, so can active shooter drills. The tips below include the most up-to-date government recommendations.   Gunshots …

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Keeping your home safe from workplace lead exposure

April 11, 2018


Since the 1970s, the government has spearheaded and implemented many protocols that have resulted in a significant reduction of lead exposure throughout our country. However, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, “Lead exposure poses a significant …

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Color-code your way to a healthier and cleaner facility

Color-code your way to healthier, cleaner facilities

May 4, 2016


For any facility that operates in an environment where cross-contamination can pose a safety risk, or has cleaning staffs  who include non-native English speakers, switching to a color-coded cleaning system can be important for the overall safety of employees. The …

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Avoid Common Joint Commission Deficiencies

February 15, 2012


Health care facilities have a lot to manage. In addition to the daily patient flow and physician schedule and operations management, numerous facility regulatory standards must be met on a daily basis. It’s a lot to keep track of, so …

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In 2012, The NFPA Gives Safety A Facelift

January 25, 2012


“Better safe than sorry,” should be the motto of every facility manager or safety officer. Safety regulations shift every year, bringing more relevant, efficient and useful practices and facility standards to the industry. Although it may prove difficult to spot …

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Ready, Set, Comply!

January 19, 2012


Compliance is one of the most important issues affecting modern facilities. Commissions create these standards to protect the health of your facility and the safety of your employees and customers. Regardless of your place of business, you must proactively and …

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Home for the Holidays!

December 7, 2011


Even if you’ve successfully and safely made your office festive for the season, most people won’t leave their holiday spirit in their cubicle. Decorating safely at home is just as important as decorating safely at the office. Whether you live in …

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‘Tis The Season To Be Safe

December 2, 2011


As the fall chill strengthens to a wintery bite and department store background music shifts from “elevator” to “holiday,” homes and offices throughout the nation prepare to welcome the holiday season with cheer, warmth and décor. Decorating your home or …

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Reduce the Risks of Campus Violence

November 9, 2011


Campus safety is the responsibility of all of those on campus. You can protect yourself and your community by taking steps to minimize your exposure to risks. Being aware of your surroundings, using assertive body language, keeping doors locked and …

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