Category: Training

Red Ball Drills

Consider Red Ball Drills for Your Facility’s Emergency Preparedness (Including Active Shooter) Training

Red Ball Drills® are a unique emergency preparedness method that make real-time training more productive and less traumatic. While it is primarily associated with active shooter training, its uses can extend into many areas of facilities management—a “red ball” can signify any preparedness situation, from equipment failure to natural disasters to physical or cybersecurity threats.

Arguing, conflict resolution

8 Steps to Resolve Conflict on Your Facilities Team

Coworkers don’t always see eye to eye—and that holds true in facilities management. What steps do you take to resolve conflicts among your team members? Do you find the process effective? Here is a simple 8-step conflict resolution process that you and your employees can use to resolve any type of workplace conflict.

Janitorial cart with cleaning chemicals and supplies

Cleaning Solvents: Who at Your Facility Needs HazCom Training?

Chemical exposure is a big safety and environmental hazard. But for a lot of facilities, the only chemicals they regularly use are cleaning supplies. However, only some employees (such as janitorial or facilities management staff) may be using stronger solvents, while other materials are being used by all employees throughout the entire workforce. So, who […]

Unsafe work during faciltiy construction

What Stops Workers from Saying Something When They See Something Unsafe?

Every day, facility managers have their hands full juggling their day-to-day duties, not to mention putting out proverbial fires, so they need to trust that their team members or other workers at their organizations will notify them of unsafe conditions in their buildings. Far too often, however, people witness actions or conditions in the facility […]

GHS Pictogram Training Cheat Sheet

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification.

Coworker responding to emergency at facility

Connections Between Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid/CPR Training

Facility managers, or someone on their facilities team, are often designated by their organizations as first aid providers in case of an emergency. As such, you’ll likely find yourself (and your team) required to undergo first aid and CPR training. While that first aid training is indispensable, it turns out that designated first aid/CPR providers […]

Reviewing a facilities management resume

Infographic: How’s Your Facilities Management Resume?

We’re in a relatively open job market right now, with more jobs available than people to fill them. However, that’s not likely to last forever, so now is as good a time as any to revisit your resume to make sure you stand out above the rest. This infographic from iOffice has plenty of info […]

Worker wearing PPE

NIOSH, OSHA, and CPWR Stand-Down to Prevent Construction Falls

Whether you’re building a new facility, or maintaining and/or renovating an existing structure, there’s always a fall risk involved. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the workplace, particularly in construction, accounting for one-third of industry worker deaths, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH and OSHA, along with […]