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With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begun, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides resources on preparing buildings and sites for fierce summer storms.


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With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begun, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides resources on preparing buildings and sites for fierce summer storms.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Emergency-Preparedness articles below.


Question Of The Week: What Factors Into Hurricane Preparedness?

With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begun, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides resources on preparing buildings and sites for fierce summer storms.

Business Continuity: 6 Risks To Consider

In business continuity planning, address these threats to facilitate a plan that will help your organization return to productivity after a disaster hits.

Reducing Disaster Risk

Natural disasters can be sudden and unpredictable in the damage they inflict on facilities.

Hidden Threats To Facility Operations

Gaps in operational excellence are linked to hampered productivity, unnecessary repair costs, and retiring staff.

CHILDGARD Security Glazing Protects Educational Facilities

CHILDGARD security glazing can be used in insulating glass units and paired with high-performance and tinted glass options to meet safety, energy, and other design goals.

VectorCare Shares New Lifesaving Hospital Evacuation Technology

The healthcare logistics company has developed a way for hospitals to quickly evacuate patients during a crisis and is making it available to California hospitals and transport providers.

Hurricane Season Disaster, Recovery Tips For Data Centers

Early forecasts from storm prediction analysts indicate 2018 will be above average for hurricane season. Here’s how to protect data centers from significant downtime.

Pinkerton Presents Free Workplace Violence/Active Shooter Training

The free workplace violence and active shooter training seminar for business leaders and C-suite executives attracted nearly 200 attendees in Florida. More are planned across the U.S.

After Devastating Tornado, Safety Features Build Confidence At Hospital

An EF5 tornado in Joplin, MO destroyed everything in its path in 2011, including Mercy Hospital. The new facility is built to withstand a destructive storm. 

Shelter From The Storm

In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.

Unified Building Management Systems

For critical facilities, linking building automation with security and other functions provides a holistic view and quick response capability.

Four Data Center Trends To Watch In 2018

Significant developments, both internal and external, are impacting data center facilities.

Electronic Sprinkler Systems For Warehouse Facilities

Electronic sprinkler systems provide enhanced fire protection to support business needs and future proof a facility for the needs of tomorrow.

Bluvision Workplace Optimization Solution Adds Emergency Mustering

Solution instantaneously determines how many people are present in designated mustering points and how many remain in the evacuation area needing to be rescued.

Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities

A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully...

Armorcoat Safety & Security Window Film By Solar Gard

While the discussion of school safety continues by lawmakers around the country, San Diego-based Solar Gard is speaking out and urging school districts to...

Four Severe Weather Communication Mistakes

Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.

NCPC Focuses On School Safety And Security

There have been at least 200 shootings on school campuses—the most recent in Parkland, FL—and shooting drills are becoming as commonplace as fire drills.

Collaborative Response Graphics From Critical Response Group

Collaborative Response Graphics® provides a solution to the biggest challenges first responders face during active school shooter incidents.

SilverShield Visitor Management System

South Florida company launches visitor and incident management system to improve school safety.

Workplace Safety: Employee Perceptions, Employer Policies Not Aligned

When it comes to workplace safety, employers often miss the mark in critical communication and planning, according to a recent Rave Mobile Safety survey.

Safety: Recognizing CEOs Who “Get It”

The National Safety Council has released its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first.

NextWave Launches VR-Enhanced Training, Custom Safety Plans

NextWave Safety Solutions is tackling workplace incidents with proprietary technology that brings transparency and preparedness to the safety industry.

Attack Resistant Openings From ASSA ABLOY Win Design Award

Attack Resistant Openings were developed with K-12 schools and colleges in mind, and have become popular for offices, places of worship, libraries, and other public buildings.

Retail Facilities Natural Disaster Damage Survey Tool Released

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association has released a customizable template designed to help retail facilities managers assess the status of stores following a natural disaster. 

Question Of The Week: Are You Prepared For A Confined Space Rescue?

Here are seven steps to help you prepare a response in case someone working at your facility becomes injured, incapacitated, or trapped in a space and has to be rescued.

Increased Active Shooter Incidents Prompt New Response Standard

In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.

Mass Notification: 5 Factors To Consider

Whether focused on routine alerts or emergency events, check this list when evaluating life safety systems.

Urban Fire Chiefs Discuss Recent Response Incidents

At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.

Preparing For The Black Friday Frenzy

Learn how retail facility managers prepare for the most highly anticipated, and busiest, shopping day of the year.

Healthcare Facilities And Emergency Preparedness

New insights from ARC Document Solutions focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance.

Four Winter Safety Tips For Your Workers And Facility

These winter safety steps will help you maintain a safe work environment this season, regardless of the size or type of workplace you manage.

4 Steps To Successful Generator Specification

Consider these steps when specifying a generator to ensure business needs are met and that construction budgets accurately reflect those requirements.

FSU Faces Down Hurricane Irma

With a Category 5 hurricane threatening to cause major damage, Florida State University and Seminole Dining went into overdrive to keep students safe and fed.

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