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ISSA and Howie Mandel Ask America to ‘Rethink What Clean Means’

ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, announced its partnership with popular comedian, actor, TV host, and known germaphobe Howie Mandel by launching the Rethink What Clean Means campaign. Together they’re working to educate America about the pivotal importance of cleaning and supporting businesses in elevating their standard of clean. “If there’s one thing everyone knows about me, it’s that […]

How to Rethink Facility Layout Design in Order to Improve Safety Conditions

It’s a logical assumption that having an intelligent layout for your facility can only be beneficial for the employees’ safety. The design and thinking behind a layout contribute much to how safe a workplace will be. WorkSafe Victoria in Australia states, “One of the best ways to prevent injuries and fatalities in the workplace is […]

U.S. Manufacturing Partners Save $10.6B in Energy Costs Under ‘Better Plants’ Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2022 Better Plants Progress Update, a report highlighting more than 270 manufacturers and water utilities who partner with DOE to increase energy and water efficiency. Collectively, these partners have saved $10.6 billion in energy costs, 2.2 quadrillion British thermal units (Btus) of energy, and more than 130 million […]

Back to Basics: Preventing and Dealing with Plumbing Clogs at Your Facility

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Whether they’re in a sink, toilet, tub, shower, or floor drain, clogs can cause serious problems for homeowners and business owners alike. While there are ways facilities professionals can help prevent drains from getting clogged at […]

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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?

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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 […]

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.

3 Methods for Facility Managers to Grow Their Sustainability Efforts

Companies seem to be experiencing a sustainability shortfall, despite an uptick in the number of properties seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, and similar accreditations. Although most corporate leaders agree that sustainability merits support, many organizations still don’t have formal sustainability measures in place. However, closing that gap may land squarely in the lap […]