Tag: pandemic

Chill Out the Germs: Facility Cleaning Tips for Cold and Flu Season

As we prepare for the holidays, we’re again in the middle of another season of the most unpleasant gifts: the common cold and, certainly much worse, what some call the “tripledemic” of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19. The “CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) continues to anticipate that the upcoming fall and […]

How Can Facilities Managers Respond to the Labor Shortage?

The Great Resignation and the high number of workers retiring over the last several years have led to labor shortages at many workplaces across the country. While some of those positions will be filled, it’s likely those replacements won’t have the same depth of knowledge as their predecessors. To help solve this problem, facilities managers […]

A Changing Office Environment: Hoteling vs. Hot-Desking

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to work remotely, the post-pandemic era has led to the creation of a hybrid model whereby employees come to the office sometimes and work remotely other times. As companies look to downsize facility office spaces and save money, the traditional office model, whereby employees have their own full-time desks, […]

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A Primer on Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Protecting Human Health

Many building owners and managers realized when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived that they were not well versed in the rudiments of cleaning and disinfecting. In fact, many believed the two were the same, even interchangeable. That is not the case. In some instances, steps were taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that later proved […]