Category: Emergency Preparedness

NIOSH: 1 in 5 Non-Healthcare Workers May Be Exposed to COVID-19

Workers’ occupation, industry, and specific job duties factor into how physically close to others they must work, whether they need to interact with the public, and whether they are potentially exposed to infectious diseases like COVID-19, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In what may be the first study […]

Improving Facility Security and Emergency Preparedness Amid RTO and Other Issues

Here’s the good news regarding workers’ return to office (RTO) after the pandemic: It’s happening, slowly but surely. Here’s the bad news: Things may never be as before the pandemic. Security company Kastle Systems recently surveyed 10 major U.S. cities and reported that, as of September 2022, about 50% of all workers have returned to […]

Planning for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity at Facilities

Following the tragedy and carnage recently caused by Hurricane Ian, facilities managers everywhere are asking how they can be prepared for future natural disasters. Norman Campbell, Federal Team Manager at Go Electric, recently hosted the Facilities Management Advisor webinar “What Could Go Wrong? Evaluating Facility Risks for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity,” sponsored by Avetta […]

3 Problems With Cutting Your Safety Program

Experts have gone back and forth about whether we’re technically in a recession. But as the dust settles, one thing’s clear: companies feel like there’s an economic slowdown—and they’re looking for ways to cut costs. For many companies, safety programs might be first on the chopping block. But if you’re thinking about a program cut, remember: safety should […]

Webinar Watch: Evaluating Facility Risks for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

When disaster strikes, facilities managers are one of the first key staff called in and they should be aware of how to support operations. Facilities Management Advisor’s free webinar will explore emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, and building resilience. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an […]

Infographic: Power Outages – Protecting Your Facility and Personnel

Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires all have the potential to destroy or damage power lines and transformers, resulting in power outages. In addition to those natural disasters, power outages can be the result of electrical overloads and human causes. Facilities professionals should be prepared to deal with power outages by knowing what […]

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 […]

Campus Fire Safety Tips as College Students Return

As Labor Day nears, college students across the country have recently returned to campus or are gearing up to return as in-person learning resumes at many higher education institutions. Through their annual “Campus Fire Safety for Students” campaign in September, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) are working […]

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Back-to-School Resources to Combat COVID, Keep Classrooms Open

As a new academic year begins, the Biden administration has issued a back-to-school fact sheet highlighting guidance and resources available to help protect students and staff from COVID-⁠19 spread and keep schools safely open all year long. The fact sheet calls for vaccination, testing, and improved indoor air quality. It also notes actions the administration […]

Back to Basics: Preparing Your Facility for Power Outages

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know.  Facilities management professionals should ensure that their facilities are adequately prepared in the event of a power outage, which is usually a sudden loss of power. It is important for them to ensure that employees, vendors, […]