Facilities managers should understand the importance of meeting current building codes, both when constructing and when maintaining safe and sustainable facilities. This infographic offers key reasons why building codes matter, courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To read more about building codes and how they are updated, be sure to check out “Back […]
Part of a facility manager’s job is fire safety, which includes protecting life and property in a building from fire. In recognition of Arson Awareness Week, which is the first full week of May, here are 6 ways to protect your facility from arson. For more ways to protect your facility from fire, read Facilities […]
Too much stress on a job can greatly impact a person’s mental and physical well-being. In recognition of National Stress Awareness Month in April, here are 10 tips to help facilities managers combat stress and stay healthy.
More women are joining the FM industry, yet they still only make up about 20% of its workforce. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, here are 10 tips to help women not only succeed, but thrive while bridging the gender gap. (For additional advice from women in FM, read “Faces of […]
Safety and compliance are paramount for facilities management. Personal protective equipment (PPE) can play a major role in workplace safety, and in various industries, it has been required for years. This infographic covers what you need to know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace PPE requirements. For even more information, check out […]
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 […]
The biggest indoor air concerns for decades were exposure to radon, mold, and tobacco smoke. The focus has now shifted to respiratory infections and wildfire smoke, and newer requirements stress the importance of ventilation and air filtration. Here are 10 steps to improve indoor air quality.
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 […]
It’s important to properly clean, disinfect, and sanitize to make buildings healthy. There is some confusion among the three terms, but here’s an infographic covering what you need to know about each. Check out our Back to Basics: Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing article for more information.
As part of Facilities Management Advisor‘s coverage during our Healthy Buildings Week 2022 event, this infographic outlines how facilities management professionals and employers must use proper signs and tags in the workplace to help keep occupants healthy and safe.