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.
A nationally televised football game was put on hold twice as facilities staff worked to identify the cause of a stadium wide power outage.
Schindler Elevator offers the following tips to consider when preparing for weather related events.
This product is engineered to provide a watertight barrier that protects and prevents water ingress though doors and windows.
In spite of obstacles, fms largely report making progress in emergency preparedness and business continuity planning since 2001, while also noting there is more work to be done.
As the 10-year anniversary approaches, commercial real estate and facilities management professionals are still reinforcing the resulting changes and integrating new best practices to keep their buildings and occupants safe.
This guest post comes from Bill Begal is a straightforward directive to all facilities management professionals who may have to deal with the aftermath of the storm that's about to strike.
The disaster plans of many international organizations and businesses have been put to the test by recent world events and some were found lacking, according to risk management experts.
Despite the deployment of 100,000 Japanese troops and more than 500 foreign rescue specialists, the relief operation is being hampered by the damage done to the country's transport infrastructure, with roads, rail, ports and power lines crippled across much of the disaster region.
Triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the tsunami in Japan that struck a 1,300 mile stretch of the country's eastern coast on Friday (2:46pm...
This compact standby power generator produces 1,000 kilowatts (kW) and is suitable for a variety of facility types.
President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920.
This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers tips to protect a building from the damaging effects of a hurricane.
The American Red Cross and W.W. Grainger, Inc. recently welcomed Cisco as the newest participant in the “Ready When the Time Comes” corporate volunteer program.
The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.
This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.
Two experts from the Disaster Emergency Response Association (DERA) address the keys to maintaining effective emergency preparedness and continuity plans.
This service alerts facilities about potentially damaging weather events ahead of time.
This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.