Safety Articles

Facility managers are often charged with health and safety responsibilities, including fire safety and alarm systems, OSHA inspections, ergonomics, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, and much more.

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New Product Flash: Executive Series Quick Cart by Rubbermaid Commercial Products

With a compact and versatile design, the Quick Cart provides a discreet appearance as cleaning staff perform their... ...Read More...

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November Is Critical Infrastructure Security And Resilience Month

Emphasizing how essential America’s critical infrastructure is to national security and economic growth, President Barack Obama has proclaimed November to be Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience... ...Read More...

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New Ebola Guidelines For Emergency Departments Published By CDC

The new guidelines were evaluated and approved by a panel of experts—consisting of emergency physicians and nurses with expertise in infectious disease and disaster preparedness—appointed by ACEP's... ...Read More...

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NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience At Agency Facilities

Many types of extreme events are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude in the future and pose hazards to NASA's mission, infrastructure, facilities, and... ...Read More...

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Focus On: FM Software

This article features four products that cover facilities management... ...Read More...

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Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Automated Restrooms… Friend Or Foe?

A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his... ...Read More...

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How To Choose A Greener Ice Melting Process

Where ice-melting chemicals are needed, Green Seal recommends using potassium chloride- or magnesium chloride-based products rather than sodium chloride or calcium... ...Read More...

Stewart is Managing Principal and CSO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC, a Leesburg, VA firm that provides strategic security management services. He has 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors as a security practitioner and physical security systems designer.  

FM Issue: Managing Security Services

An effective security program requires communicating key... ...Read More...

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Winners Of 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, while providing a special emphasis on safety.... ...Read More...