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What Happens When a Fire Sprinkler System Fails

Fire sprinkler systems are installed in commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities to protect occupants, property structures, and contents. These systems contain fires and help save lives. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) indicate that the civilian death rate from fires is 87% lower in buildings with sprinklers, compared to properties without fire sprinkler […]

Facility Management Solutions for COVID-Era Washrooms

Now more than ever facility managers need to consider hygiene practices for worker health and safety—especially in the restrooms. The need for clean, hygienic, and safe restroom environments has never been greater due to the unprecedented spread—and lingering presence—of coronavirus. Restrooms are unique in that they are tight, enclosed spaces; have multiple touchpoints (about 10 […]

Teacher Survey: Noisy Air Purifiers Impact Classroom IAQ and Learning

A new national survey of K-12 teachers, commissioned by Global Plasma Solutions (GPS), shows that more than two-thirds are turning down or turning off portable, in-room, HEPA air purifiers (one of the most frequently deployed technologies) as a result of the noise they can generate in classrooms. Turning the portable units down or off reduces […]

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Facility Managers

Facilities Management Credentials and Certification

Are you looking to break into the facilities management field? Or do you have years of experience in FM, but can’t understand why you aren’t getting that dream job or promotion? You may be considering getting certified in facilities management as a way to increase your job potential. Which certification should you pursue? How much […]

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Should You Allow Space Heaters in Your Facility?

As winter approaches and temperatures drop, workers or tenants at your facility may start to bombard you with complaints about the temperature. Invariably, the follow up questions will surely relate to whether or not you allow the use of portable space heaters in the colder areas of your building. So, should you?

An 8-Step Risk Assessment for Your Facility’s Security

Do you have an adequate risk assessment process in place for gauging the effectiveness of your facility’s security? Take a look at the 8 steps of a good risk assessment procedure and download our free resource to learn more.

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Question: How Many Bathrooms Are Required at Your Facility?

Every facility needs bathrooms, and your organization’s bathroom requirements will change as its employee population grows. But have you stopped to consider whether or not you are required to provide a specific number of toilets based on the size of your company? Recently, a question came in to the experts at Safety.BLR.com regarding the ratio […]

Facility Management Solutions for COVID-Era Washrooms

Now more than ever facility managers need to consider hygiene practices for worker health and safety—especially in the restrooms. The need for clean, hygienic, and safe restroom environments has never been greater due to the unprecedented spread—and lingering presence—of coronavirus. Restrooms are unique in that they are tight, enclosed spaces; have multiple touchpoints (about 10 […]