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Marijuana is now legal in 28 states and Washington, DC, which is leaving many employers scratching their heads about drug testing and workplace safety.


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Marijuana is now legal in 28 states and Washington, DC, which is leaving many employers scratching their heads about drug testing and workplace safety.

Question of the Week

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Question of the Week articles below.


Question Of The Week: What Do I Need To Know About Weed In The Workplace?

Marijuana is now legal in 28 states and Washington, DC, which is leaving many employers scratching their heads about drug testing and workplace safety.

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.

Question Of The Week: Are Your Facilities At Risk From Flood Waters?

A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.

Question Of The Week: Why Lease Or Finance Equipment?

The majority of U.S. businesses lease or finance equipment. A new infographic from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association highlights why this method of equipment acquisition is so popular.

Question Of The Week: What Tech Upgrades Are Facility Customers Asking For?

With building occupants increasingly relying on mobile devices, facility management recognizes the imperative to provide reliable networks — among other technology amenities.

Question Of The Week: What IAQ Myths Have You Encountered?

When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?

Question Of The Week: Do Door Barricades Compromise School Safety?

Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.

Question Of The Week: Wintertime Indoor Air Quality?

When building heating systems go into steady operation during cold weather months, do you ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?

Question Of The Week: To Gift — Or Not To Gift — At Work?

As the holiday season kicks off, many workers are starting to wonder if it’s appropriate to exchange gifts at work. What works and what doesn't?

Question of the Week: Keeping Workers With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Safe

A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Question Of The Week: 10 Energy Management Strategies

How many of these 10 key tactics do you employ in your energy management program?

Question of the Week: Can Rearranging Employee Seating Improve Performance, Profits?

For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.

Question of the Week: How To Network With Facility Management Peers?

How does a facility manager find local networking opportunities in areas underserved by a national organizations?

Question Of The Week: Impact Of HVAC Cleaning On TPO Roof?

A facilities manager noticed cleaner running down his building's TPO roof, and wonders if the cleaner might cause any damage.

Question Of The Week: How To Implement A Successful Campus Recycling Program

One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.

Question Of The Week: How To Reduce Cleaning Costs?

Reducing cleaning supply costs can provide major savings for your facility. Here's a list of 10 ways you can meet that goal, from the National Service Alliance.

Question of the Week: How Can I Protect Employees From Zika Virus?

Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.

Question Of The Week: Water Conservation Tips

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.

Question Of The Week: How Do I Choose The Right Wall Covering And Installation?

A facility manager is asking for advice on how to choose the best wall covering and installation method for a facility project.

Question Of The Week: Is This Worker’s Injury Recordable?

An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.

Question Of The Week: Winter Weather Hazards

A facility executive wants to know, "What hazards do my facilities staff face when working outside in winter?"

Question of the Week: What Mistakes Are Made During Workplace Violence Training?

If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

Question of the Week: What Are The Cleaning Benefits of Aqueous Ozone?

Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.

Question of the Week: How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs In My Facility?

The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?

Question of the Week: How Do You Support Productivity In Your Facilities?

Investing in workplace well-being supports productivity. So why do so many companies make it difficult for employees to concentrate with workplaces that are too hot, too cold, too loud, or too confining?

Question of the Week: What Happens During Mold Remediation?

Five steps you can expect a mold removal specialist to take when conducting mold remediation

Question Of The Week: Who Should Manage Our Onsite Cafeteria?

Facility manager wants to know if it's best to manage his company's onsite cafeteria in-house, or hire a third party.

Question Of The Week: Weekly Sprinkler Tests

Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.

Question Of The Week: Healthcare CMMS Recommendations?

Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications

Question Of The Week: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Waterless Urinals And Eco-toilets?

Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing project.

Question Of The Week: The 3 Bid Rule?

What methods do others use to maximize quality of bids?

Question Of The Week: How Are Fire Door Inspections Handled At Your Facility?

Facility manager wants to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at all.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Use A Facilities Condition Assessment?

A facility manager is looking to discuss and share experiences with conducting a Facilities Condition Assessment of his organization's portfolio to drive strategic decision making, educate stakeholders, and set expectations.

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