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How to Safely Use Portable Generators

March 6, 2019


Even though spring is around the corner, March is the snowiest month of the year for many locations in the US. A bad snowstorm can often lead to loss of power that could lead to rise in the use of …

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What should you do if a pipe freezes?

January 16, 2019


Earlier we discussed how to keep your pipes from freezing, but sometimes pipes freeze despite preventative measures. It’s vital to quickly get the water flowing through the pipe again—otherwise, the pipe will burst and damage your facility. Here’s how to …

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Study offers a new look at workplace safety

November 23, 2018


While workplace injuries have been declining, a recently-released study says the numbers of fatal and life altering injuries have been on a steady increase.   The Campbell Institute study has found the total recordable incident rate has dropped from 8.5 …

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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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Fire Safety Week – October 7-13, 2018

October 11, 2018


As part of Fire Prevention Month, this week is Fire Prevention Week. So it’s important to highlight technological improvements being developed and offered to keep firefighters and those in a fire safe.   Strides have been taken to help fire …

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How to keep indoor workers safe from the heat

August 2, 2018


Right now most facilities managers are (rightfully) concerned about keeping their outdoor workers safe in the summer heat, but outdoor workers aren’t the only ones who need protection. Indoor workers can suffer from heat illnesses too, especially those working in …

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How to prepare for an oncoming hurricane

July 20, 2018


Know your hurricanes Many of your pre-storm decisions will depend on the kind of hurricane that is approaching your facility. Therefore, it’s important to know the details of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which you can find on the National Oceanic …

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Jacksonville, FL, USA - September 11, 2017; Flood waters engulf a parking garage in downtown Jacksonville, FL after Hurricane Irma took an unexpected turn and caused massive power outages and coastal flooding around the state.

How to quickly and safely recover from a hurricane

July 11, 2018


July is emergency month at Vanguard, and our goal is to help you prepare your facility for any and all emergencies that may come your way.   Hurricanes can be destructive, not only for what damage they can do during …

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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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