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.
Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.
A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population's specific safety concerns.
If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.
A free training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace is being offered by UL Workplace Health & Safety as part of its comprehensive online eLearning library.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.
Virtually all buildings require a holistic solution, an approach that embraces components of different techniques.
From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
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.
Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.
Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.
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.
Cintas offers five preparation tips to help your business “weather the storm” and bounce back in a timely manner.
Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.
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.
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.
Communication should be the impetus for an appropriate response during a security related event.
Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and Organizations.
For effective maintenance and operation during winter months, facility managers can check out this checklist. But it doesn't end there.
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 facilities.
Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach response.
Nearly 70% of Americans had not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years, according to a 2012 survey by FEMA.
This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.
Natural disasters represent a major safety concern for facility managers and office workers alike, but have businesses been doing enough to prepare for the worst?
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and officially ends November 30. A new offering aims to help facility managers update property status and communicate with employees before, during, and after this type of event.
Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.
With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their businesses—now.
Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.
Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes.
CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.
For mass notification, these items produce high fidelity sound output in a low profile design.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) provides advice for those managing small and mid-sized facilities in areas vulnerable to wildfire.
BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.
A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more importance.