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.
When it comes to workplace safety, employers often miss the mark in critical communication and planning, according to a recent Rave Mobile Safety survey.
The National Safety Council has released its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first.
NextWave Safety Solutions is tackling workplace incidents with proprietary technology that brings transparency and preparedness to the safety industry.
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.
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.
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.
In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.
Whether focused on routine alerts or emergency events, check this list when evaluating life safety systems.
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.
Learn how retail facility managers prepare for the most highly anticipated, and busiest, shopping day of the year.
New insights from ARC Document Solutions focuses on the role of facility management during emergency events and for CMS compliance.
These winter safety steps will help you maintain a safe work environment this season, regardless of the size or type of workplace you manage.
Consider these steps when specifying a generator to ensure business needs are met and that construction budgets accurately reflect those requirements.
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.
New cloud-based dashboards support critical information management needs for healthcare, education, and government facilities teams.
Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.
Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, it was tough to find a reason to laugh this week. But this collection of photos proves that even in the most challenging of times, we can almost always find a reason to smile.
Due the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, Venture X is offering free day passes for those from affected areas in its new, 20,000-square-foot flexible workspace in San Antonio, TX.
As of Tuesday night, approximately 264,000 were without power in affected areas of Texas and Louisiana.
A data center located in a former nuclear bunker is just one example of the world’s most innovative and unusual data centers.
Avoid discovering a fire pipe corrosion problem during an actual fire emergency.
Schindler offers advice to building and facility managers on how to protect elevator equipment and occupants before, during, and after a storm.
With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.
More than 80 percent of employers feel responsible for locating, sharing information with, and confirming safety of mobile employees during critical events, but find it challenging, finds a new report from Everbridge.
XL Catlin has entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement with The McGowan Companies to provide workplace violence insurance to U.S. businesses.
The National Institute of Building Sciences highlighted its key concerns regarding making buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.
The International Fire Sprinkler Association points out that automatic fire sprinkler systems are the single most effective fire protection measure available.
Occupant safety a concern? Attend this one-day event in Chicago this October that includes a talk on "Workplace Violence And The Active Shooter" for facilities.
WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.
Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.
Alliance will provide connected solutions for stronger facility management, safety, and security.
With hurricane season around the corner, regular maintenance and checkups help facility executives rest assured that their generators will provide backup power when needed.
With one touch of a button, Smart Microphone lets teachers send emergency alerts and supports automated communications between the teacher and the response team.
Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.