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


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

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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.


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.

Mobile Facilities Dashboards From ARC

New cloud-based dashboards support critical information management needs for healthcare, education, and government facilities teams.

Six Tips To Propel Disaster Recovery

Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.

Friday Funny: Helping Hands

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.

Venture X Offers Free Workspace To Businesses, Employees Displaced By Harvey

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.

Over 10,000 Workers Working To Restore Power Due To Harvey Damage

As of Tuesday night, approximately 264,000 were without power in affected areas of Texas and Louisiana.

Friday Funny: The World’s Wildest Data Centers

A data center located in a former nuclear bunker is just one example of the world’s most innovative and unusual data centers.

Effective Fire Sprinkler Pipe Inspections

Avoid discovering a fire pipe corrosion problem during an actual fire emergency.

How To Prepare Your Elevator For Harsh Summer Weather

Schindler offers advice to building and facility managers on how to protect elevator equipment and occupants before, during, and after a storm.

Dire Hurricane Season Forecast Could Mean Costly Losses

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.

Mobile Employees Expect Protection When Off-Site

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.

Workplace Violence Insurance Offered

XL Catlin has entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement with The McGowan Companies to provide workplace violence insurance to U.S. businesses.

NIBS Shares Recommendations With Trump Administration

The National Institute of Building Sciences highlighted its key concerns regarding making buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.

Grenfell Tower Tragedy Proves Need For Fire Sprinklers In High-rises

The International Fire Sprinkler Association points out that automatic fire sprinkler systems are the single most effective fire protection measure available.

Facility Executive Live! Addresses Active Shooter Concerns

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.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Protect My Company From Ransomware Attacks?

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.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

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.

AwareManager, Vizsafe Form New Partnership

Alliance will provide connected solutions for stronger facility management, safety, and security.

Don’t Be Left In The Dark: Perform Generator Maintenance

With hurricane season around the corner, regular maintenance and checkups help facility executives rest assured that their generators will provide backup power when needed.

New Smart Microphone Emergency-Readiness Features From FrontRow

With one touch of a button, Smart Microphone lets teachers send emergency alerts and supports automated communications between the teacher and the response team.

Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.

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