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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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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Outstanding Quality Recognized By Industry Experts

November 23, 2011


High quality service delivery – that’s Vanguard Resources’ specialty. Recently, the facility management leader was again recognized for excellence, this time by FacilitiesNet and Upturn Solutions as a top Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) provider. Experts credit Vanguard Resources’ use …

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The Joint Commission’s Revised Elements of Performance

August 18, 2011


It’s common knowledge that not everyone qualifies for Medicare or Medicaid. Each of these programs is geared toward a certain segment of the at-need population, and to help prevent program abuse, the U.S. government regulates each program’s benefit retrieval system …

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