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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Ergonomic workstations ease unnecessary muscle strain

July 10, 2019


In a previous article, we looked at why standing desks and adjustable workstations are healthier, more productive options for employees. Today, we’re going to look at how to make workstations more ergonomic. Ergonomic design seeks to minimize strain on the …

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Dining Gets Trendy At Large Facilities

March 23, 2012


Food preferences are a matter of taste, but good nutrition is not. Facility cafeteria managers have begun a new way of doing things. They are now making it a priority to ensure that onsite eatery menus cover both good nutrition …

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Managing Change To Ensure Best Outcomes

March 15, 2012


In health care, as in any industry, change is inevitable. Shifts in policy, new programs, infectious diseases and government mandates necessitate annual changes in day-to-day hospital processes; meanwhile fluctuating budgets and regulations drive shifts in staff and leadership. The way …

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Establishing Ownership of Your Construction Project

February 23, 2012


Construction projects require an incredible amount of resources. Money, labor, design, equipment and other costs must factor into the overall project budget and certification timeline. Selecting construction leaders carefully and correctly will help ensure that your project stays on task, …

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Commissioning To Ensure Hospitals Get What They’ve Paid For

February 1, 2012


In health care, doctors, patients, supporters and the media assume for expectations to match reality. Design-wise, new health care facilities and hospitals fall into the upper echelon of cost and sophistication. Fundraisers and grant advocates work diligently to guarantee funding …

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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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Prepare Your Health Care Facility To Mop Up Water Loss Issues

December 21, 2011


Utilities can become a big cost when any facility is managed inefficiently. Wasted power, poorly maintained technology and incomplete prevention strategies all contribute to lost profits and higher monthly utility bills. In the everything-critical healthcare industry with constantly shrinking budgets …

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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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