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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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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 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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