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In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Cintas Corporation has released a list of best practices to help facility managers prevent and prepare for a fire.


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In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Cintas Corporation has released a list of best practices to help facility managers prevent and prepare for a fire.

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Best Practices For Fire Readiness

In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Cintas Corporation has released a list of best practices to help facility managers prevent and prepare for a fire.

New Product Flash: Variable Frequency Drives For Hazardous Environments From Cooper Crouse-Hinds

Cooper Crouse-Hinds’ ACE Series Explosionproof Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) are a NEMA 7 VFD solution that can be installed in Class I, Division 1...

Professional Development: Revised Regulations

Guest Columnist Teresa L. Jakubowski explains how new standards of Titles II and III of the ADA can be decoded.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Rolyn Priority Disaster Planning Service

The new service allows fms to make a decision about prices and capabilities in advance, before a disaster strikes their facilities, instead of in the chaotic midst of a disaster or emergency situation.

OSHA Awards Millions In Safety Training Grants

This grant program is an important component of OSHA’s efforts to provide workers in high-risk industries with training about job hazards and their rights.

Emergency Preparedness: Facility Professionals See Room for Improvement

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.

New Product Flash: Antimicrobial Washroom Accessories from Bradley

Bradley’s antimicrobial accessories are designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microbes beginning when the microorganisms first come into contact with the product’s surface.

Commitment To Emergency Preparedness Still Strong

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.

New Product Flash: Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System from Thomas & Betts

Thomas & Betts recently introduced the Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System to assist facility managers (fms) in their daily operations. The system provides...

New Product Flash: Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System from Thomas & Betts

Thomas & Betts recently introduced the Emergi-Lite® Nexus® Emergency Lighting Management System to assist facility managers (fms) in their daily operations. The system provides...

Keeping An Eye On Hurricane Irene

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.

Professional Development: Stay In Shape For Survival

Occupational safety programs are key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, even in a down economy.

New Product Flash: GrabSafe Portable Ladder Extension Safety Device From AES Raptor LLC

Falls from ladders are the highest cause of injury and death in industry and construction sites. Of those falls, most of them occur near the top of the ladder when a worker attempts to climb onto a roof surface or back onto the ladder.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Safety In Confined Spaces

What are the confined space standards for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?

Products From Philips Lighting Recalled

The models are being recalled because the glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail allowing it to fall and strike persons and objects below.

Product Recall: Emergency Exit Signs by Best Lighting Products

The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate in the event of a power outage. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Disaster Planning Coordination

Are there any resources, organizations, or groups that unite emergency officials (municipal, state, and federal) with corporate facility professionals?

New Service Spotlight: Blue Cleaning from Aramark

Aramark recently introduced an environmentally friendly “Blue Cleaning” program to its custodial management customers across North America. Tested in several universities and school districts,...

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.

Services & Maintenance: Solutions For Pest Birds

Finding an effective cure for this nuisance involves evaluating specific factors.

FM Issue: Cutting Costs With Monthly Utility Bill Analysis

When budgets are under increased are under increased scrutiny, identifying energy reduction opportunities is a valuable skill.

Solis Releases Statement On Heatwave Related Illnesses

Secretary of Labor prompts businesses to “Tell workers what to look for to spot the signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in themselves and their co-workers, and make sure they know what to do in an emergency."

OSHA Offers Equipment Safety Guide To Small Businesses

OSHA has issued Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction to help businesses comply with the recently published Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule.

Best Label Or Sign Could Win A Kindle!

DuraLabel Label & Sign Photo Contest, which wraps up on Sunday, July 31, will give away a free Kindle 3G ($189 value) to the winner who submits the most interesting photo.

OSHA Recognition Of ICC Building Exit Standards

OSHA has recognized the International Code Council (ICC) 2009 International Fire Code as an alternate compliance option for means of egress.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mold Comes To Summer School

Moisture control during summer, even if the building is not occupied, is essential to prevent mold growth and other IAQ issues, especially in schools.

Worker Summer Safety Tips

Grainger shares several tips to help workers in and around facilities stay cool this summer.

OSHA Cracking Down On Metals Manufacturers

Any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel, or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, writes LeClairRyan Attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr.

How Do Your Health Practices Measure Up?

Submit your facility's hygiene initiatives to be considered for The Healthy Workplace Project Award from Kimberly-Clark Professional.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

ASHRAE Standard On Legionellosis Open For Comment

Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water systems.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: BELFOR Adds Mobile Thermal Vacuum Freeze Dryer

This equipment is used to dry and restore documents that have been damaged in a facility disaster.

Just Two Days Until World FM Day: June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011 marks World FM Day 2011. As part of this worldwide event, Staples Advantage encourages every employee to find some way to thank his or her fm, not just on this day, but every day for helping to make a safer, healthier, and happier work environment.

Parking Projects Recognized By IPI

The International Parking Institute has announced the 12 winning facility projects of its 29th annual Awards of Excellence.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lightning Safety Best Practices

In this web exclusive, Don Leick writes, "Contrary to the common belief, the so-called flash-to-bang method—determining the distance of a storm by counting the time between the lightning flash and the sound of thunder—is not safe or accurate."

Elevator Maintenance – Keeping 'UP'

One way to minimize vandalism is to make sure elevators are operating efficiently. A defective relay or a damaged door track can slow performance and create long wait times. More tips are available.

Drug Safety In Healthcare Facilities Highlighted

Recently, NIOSH, OSHA, and The Joint Commission reminded healthcare facilities on safe practices for handling antineoplastic drugs.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Lofty Building Ambitions

An Acton, CA property owner is in court this week to defend his 20,000 square foot home improvement project.

New Program To Protect Workers From Hazards In Primary Metals Industries

The purpose of this NEP is to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to harmful chemical and physical hazards in establishments producing metal products.

Virginia Tech Promotes Fire Safety In Residence Hall Rooms

Oak Flame 2011 featured two mock residence hall rooms that reflect contemporary designs and building codes and, like many rooms, feature elements such as decorations and unapproved curtains that violate existing fire safety rules.

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