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The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?

Question of the Week: How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs In My Facility?

Question of the Week: How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs In My Facility?

The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?

OSHA Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health Seeks Nominations

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green

Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.

Friday Funny: 10 Worst Cities For A Zombie Apocalypse

How well will your organization survive a zombie apocalypse? It may all depend on where your facility is located. Office near a cemetery? Good luck – especially if you’re in Providence, RI.

Infographic: Disinfection To Prevent Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)

An infographic highlights appropriate disinfection solutions for key spaces in healthcare facilities, to help prevent healthcare associated infection.

Glass Walkway Shatters On China’s Yuntai Mountain

A group of Chinese tourists were sent into a panic Tuesday after a pane on a new glass walkway on the side of a 3,540 foot high cliff shattered.

OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2015

OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2015 at the recent National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

Five Workplace Wellness Best Practices

Comprehensive report covers employee and organizational health factors, steps for implementing a workplace wellness program, and employer success stories.

Designing Lobbies For Good Security

A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.

Tech And FM: In Case Of Emergency…

Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.

Question of the Week: What Happens During Mold Remediation?

Five steps you can expect a mold removal specialist to take when conducting mold remediation

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

Did You Miss The “ACT FAST: Decision-Making in Emergency Situations” Webinar?

This webinar video addresses decision-making during an emergency using the Boyd Cycle or Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) Loop, which apply to any hazard in any environment.

Breaking News: 10 Dead, Shooter In Custody In Umpqua Community College Shooting

Reports from CNN indicate 10 people were killed and more than 20 have been injured in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon today.

Is Your Facility Prepared For A Natural Disaster?

Cintas offers five preparation tips to help your business “weather the storm” and bounce back in a timely manner.

4,679 Workers Died On The Job In 2014

The rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013, according to preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Survey: Women Outdo Men in Workplace Hand Hygiene

Women outperform men when it comes to hand hygiene in the workplace: Almost half of men report seeing others exit their workplace restroom without washing up, according to the 2015 Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

LEED Updates Impact This Winter’s De-icers

As of January 2015, LEED has redefined the requirements for LEED-compliant de-icers.

Question Of The Week: Weekly Sprinkler Tests

Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.

Four Tips for Avoiding Communications Down Time

A recent survey by Fonality found that nearly half of businesses don't have the business communication tools employees need to stay productive when the office is closed.

New Report Addresses Cleaning to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Environmental cleaning to prevent healthcare-associated infections and future research needs in this area are the focus of a new report, “Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.”

Lenel Helps Protect 69th Annual Little League World Series

For the 17th year, Lenel is helping to protect players, coaches, officials and fans at the 2015 Little League World Series with its advanced security systems, including a new high-tech video management system.

OSHA Clarifies Whistleblower Dispute Process

OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints.

Graphic Products Releases Arc Flash PPE Guide

Graphic Products' Arc Flash PPE Quick Reference Guide summarizes elements of the NFPA 70E standard which helps reduce workers’ exposure to major electrical hazards .

Summer Safety Checklist: Avoid Counterfeit Electrical Products In Educational Facilities

Summer safety checklist for educational institutions helps electrical professionals maintain a safe environment by avoiding counterfeit electrical products. Guidelines include what to look for and what actions to take to protect the property, students and staff from the serious health and safety risks counterfeit electrical products pose during the school year.

Three Colleges On One Campus Choose Zurn For Water Projects

Prompted by federal lead-free laws that went into effect in January 2014, three separate colleges located on the shared, 150-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, CO chose Zurn Industries, LLC to provide engineered water solutions.

Facility Retrofit: Eradicating Bird Mess

Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.

Did You Miss The Best Practices for Building Fire Life Safety System Compliance Webinar?

This video recap discusses how to develop a comprehensive approach for managing your fire alarm, fire sprinkler, emergency communications, and other building systems.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Dangers Of Handling Fireworks

In preparation for July 4th celebrations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards.

Question Of The Week: Paper Towel Shortfall?

TD Garden in Boston is being sued for a restroom slip and fall. What preventive measures are in your maintenance plans?

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