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.
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 […]
To accompany their article, University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy’s online Executive Master of Urban Planning program put together an infographic that takes a look at some longitudinal data regarding wildfire intensity and severity. In accordance with these increases, the data highlight the exponential increase in the cost to fight each fire, […]
Most people head off to work everyday feeling confident that they will make it home injury-free at the end of each day. However, as any good facility manager knows, that doesn’t mean that hazards don’t exist in their buildings. The following infographic from Creative Safety Supply details the leading causes of injuries in the workplace, […]
When you or your tenants are looking to design the work spaces at your facility, form should tend to follow function. You need a design, and the furniture, that makes the most sense for your organization’s goals. In the planning stages, then, you’ve got an important choice to make: which furniture option makes the most […]
Every type of work comes with some risk of injury. These can range from back pain to other musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive motion injuries, hearing damage, or even stress. As a facility manager, you may be called on to work with management to help address some of these issues, and as such, it helps to understand […]