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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 […]

Facilities Management NOW: Virtual Summit

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Facilities Management NOW: Virtual Summit! Happening September 20-21, the two-day online educational event is FREE to all registrants. Learn from industry experts as they cover today’s hottest facilities management topics and provide solutions for the toughest challenges. Can’t make it to one or more of the sessions live? No […]

3 Ways Investing in EV Infrastructure Can Improve a Commercial Facility

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. If you’re thinking about investing in EV infrastructure for your commercial facility, there are several ways it can benefit you. Not only are EVs better for the environment, but they can also save you a lot of money in the long run. […]

Case Study: New Jersey Tech School Expands with VRF System

Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in Wayne, N.J., is more than just a tech school. Of course the trades are offered, but it’s also a high school, open to students from grades seven through 12 with courses covering everything from criminal justice and finance to automotive technology and culinary arts. It even has an athletics and […]

OSHA Holding Excavation, Trench Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will co-host an excavation and trenching safety training event September 16 in Southlake, Texas, with the North Texas National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA North Texas). In July, OSHA announced plans for 1,000 site inspections to address a rise in trenching and excavation fatalities. In the first six months […]

How to Launch an Integrated Pest Management Program

Facilities professionals know what a problem pests can be for the commercial properties they manage. To control pests, which could affect the cleanliness, appearance, and safety of facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that professionals implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, an environmentally friendly and commonsense approach that could apply to any […]

National Survey Gauges Employee Concerns About Workplace Air Quality

In observance of the International Day of Clean Air on Sept. 7, Fellowes Brands announced results from a recent national survey that found only 36% of respondents describe the indoor air quality (IAQ) at their workplace as very clean. The survey of 1,120 American workers who work on-site and indoors for their employer also revealed that 91% of respondents agree clean […]