On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, Joanna Frank, founding president and CEO of the Center for Active Design (CfAD) and operator of the Fitwel certification program, breaks down healthy buildings. This clip was taken from a recent webinar session titled “Healthy Building Strategies: Putting Sustainability and People First.” The full session is available for […]
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.
On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, prominent FM instructor Alana Dunoff shares a primer on different industry certifications for facilities management professionals and how to earn them. Tune in to hear her insights. This clip was taken from a recent webinar session titled “The Value of FM Professional Development.” The full session is available […]
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.
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, top advocates in facilities management offer insights and inspiration for both seasoned professionals and women considering a career in the space. Please help spread the empowerment by sharing this Q&A infographic!
Organizational leadership requires information to help their businesses function, and facilities management professionals can’t escape that fact. A key part of your job, then, will be tracking data and producing reports detailing everything from costs of materials to labor. It’s good to familiarize yourself with the types of reports you’ll be required to produce so […]
As a facility manager, you’ve heard it plenty of times: a clean facility saves you money. How? Surfaces within facilities tend to collect bacteria throughout the day, from a wide variety of sources. Be it employees returning to work from an illness, someone forgetting to wash their hands after using a facility’s restroom, or someone […]