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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LED Lighting and Building Codes

December 7, 2021


Facilities management is focused on increasing sustainability and decreasing energy usage not only to help the environment but also to save your company money. With progressively stricter commercial building energy usage codes like the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1, however, reducing …

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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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Tips on Customer Retention during the Pandemic

October 12, 2021


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its impact on the economy, especially the supply chain, all areas of B2B are facing production hurdles. How can companies adapt business practices and hold on to customers in this current reality?  Being perceived as …

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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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Facilities Management: The Whole Picture

September 6, 2020


As a facilities manager, you are constantly faced with making decisions—some big, some small. These decisions take their toll throughout the day. Researchers have a term for it: decision fatigue. But having an efficient and dedicated team is essential and …

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Understanding quality control and its benefits

November 20, 2019


What does the word quality mean? Basically, it means the degree of excellence of something when measured against other things of a similar kind. In workplaces, it is not only about quality but also about quality control. There is a …

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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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Is Your Facility Prepared For HazCom 2012 Standards?

Is Your Facility Prepared For HazCom 2012 Standards?

October 17, 2013


Meeting accreditation standards aren’t the only pressing deadlines facilities managers are juggling these days. The clock is winding down quickly for facilities to comply with the initial deadline of the Hazard Communication (HazCom) 2012 standard. By Dec. 1, facilities must …

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