Category: Training

What Makes a Successful Facilities Manager: Core Traits and Skills

Facilities management is a diverse, exciting industry for the capable individual. It’s also an exciting time to be in the facilities management industry. Why? Think growth. In 2020, the U.S. facilities management market was valued at $40.41 billion, with a forecast market value of $81.49 billion by 2026, according to Mordor Intelligence. That equates to […]

Safely Reopening Idle Buildings

As the COVID pandemic gradually subsides, facility managers and HVAC professionals worldwide face the challenge of safely bringing buildings back online. While ensuring the mechanical system is ready to handle the many challenges of increased occupancy is important, minimizing the possible transmission of SAR-CoV-2 is critical. The following article is designed to provide facility managers […]

Lessons Learned About Cleaning Due to the Pandemic

We have learned a number of very valuable lessons from the pandemic that cannot be overlooked. This is true in many industry sectors but is especially true for facility managers, housekeeping departments, and contract cleaners hired to clean all types of commercial facilities. Some suggest the critical lesson learned from the pandemic is just how […]

Serious Considerations About Instant Access to O&M Manuals

Facility teams are responsible for maintaining, inspecting, and fine-tuning a variety of equipment and facility systems, including air handlers, generators, boilers, elevators, and other equipment for safe and efficient operation. Remembering the sizes of different belts, filters, and other applicable parts is part of the job, so facility teams rely on O&Ms (also known as […]

How Facilities Managers Can Deal with Labor Shortages During the Holidays

This upcoming holiday season will be ripe with challenges for facilities managers, who will be dealing with a labor shortage that will prove to be problematic not only for regular staffing but also for contract maintenance service providers and skilled tradespeople. From multi-location restaurants and retail chains to distribution and fulfillment centers, operational managers need […]

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The Main Facility Management KPIs and Metrics You Should Track

As buildings become more complex, facility managers will need to leverage the best techniques available to handle the various challenges of keeping their facilities functional, safe, and liveable. But first, they’ll need to identify the unique issues in each property, then determine the most efficient ways to track and tackle them.

OSHA Issues Updated COVID Guidance for Unvaccinated Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued updated guidance to help employers protect workers from the coronavirus, especially unvaccinated and other at-risk employees. The updated guidance reflects developments in science and data, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated COVID-19 guidance issued July 27.

Top Facilities Management Conferences of 2021: In-Person Events

As a facilities management professional, it is important to keep your ear to the pulse of the industry, grow, and learn new skills and best practices. Attending the industry’s top facilities management conferences can help you do just that. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret! We’ve done the research for you, so you won’t […]

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OSHA Offers $21M in Training Grants for Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training grants for nonprofit organizations. The first availability will provide $10 million under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the Coronavirus grants. To be eligible […]

Does Your Facility Have a Sound Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy?

Workplace violence is not industry specific and can happen to workers in any facility. With that in mind, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) states that workplace violence is a recognizable hazard and reminds employers that they are responsible for protecting employees from assaults and homicides at their facilities.