Category: Emergency Preparedness

Infographic: Workplace Fire Safety and Prevention

Fires present a real danger to businesses, especially in workplaces where fire hazards are part of the job. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere every 23 seconds. No matter the cause, fire safety is everyone’s responsibility in the workplace, says OSHA. Below is […]

Facilities Management Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Facilities Management Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest FM topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed […]

Recent Attacks Underscore Need to Secure Utilities

While most are getting ready for the holidays, this month marked a time of several attacks on the U.S. electric grid, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is hoping a recent webinar will help educate utilities on how to better protect their infrastructure in light of these incidents. Responding to Recent Incidents At the beginning of the […]

The 3Ps of Campus Safety: Why a Fortress Full of Gadgets Will Not Keep Your Campus Safe and Welcoming

I work at a small college as their first-ever Director of Campus Safety and Security. Prior to my arrival, the college employed security for eight hours an evening, and the security supervisor was also the dorm supervisor/men’s soccer coach. When I came on board, I felt our new department should have a mission statement, because […]

How to Make Facilities More Resilient Against Stronger Storms

As climate change progresses, we can expect storms to become more frequent and more intense. Already, coastal communities are experiencing the devastating effects of severe hurricanes and tropical storms, while midwestern communities are encountering massive destruction from tornadoes and hail. As storms only continue to worsen, ensuring our facilities are designed and built to withstand catastrophic […]

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 […]

Proving the Value of Security: How to Avoid the ‘Break Glass Now’ Label

Keeping employees healthy and safe and property secure is crucial, especially in light of the current geopolitical landscape, ongoing issues stemming from the most recent pandemic, and the tragic events in Highland Park, Uvalde, Buffalo, Tulsa, and many more cities. In a seemingly non-stop threat environment, corporate security teams must focus on highlighting the value […]

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 […]