Tag: safety

How to Manage Contractor and Subcontractor Risks

Understanding how to manage risks associated with contractors and subcontractors and the importance of safety compliance were just a couple of the critical topics discussed during a recent educational session. Titled “Mythbusting the Top Contractor Risk Management Megatrends of 2024” and sponsored by Avetta, the webinar took place on April 24 as part of Facilities […]

Webinar Watch: FM NOW Sessions on Healthy Buildings

On Wednesday, April 24, join your colleagues and expert panelists for our FM NOW: Healthy Buildings virtual summit! This FREE event will include two back-to-back webinars covering sustainable buildings and top contractor risk management megatrends. Can’t make it to the webinars? No worries! All registrants will also receive a link to on-demand recordings. Opening Keynote […]

State Farm Stadium: Star Player for Men’s March Madness Final Four

Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, is about 10 miles from downtown Phoenix and will be the home of the ultimate thrill of victory and the agony of defeat for the remaining four teams of March Madness, as the NCAA Basketball Men’s Final Four and championship games will be held […]

Back to Basics: Using Bollards for Security and Safety

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Bollards are short, mounted vertical posts that create a barrier to prevent vehicles from entering facilities, utilities, pedestrian areas, and sensitive components inside facilities. Facilities professionals should install bollards on their properties for asset protection and […]

The Value of Skilled Trade Certifications: A Pathway to Career Advancement and Safety

Certifications have become a cornerstone in the professional development of skilled trade workers, particularly in the fire, electrical, and life safety realms. Certification programs are designed to be comprehensive, promoting competency and safety in various specialized domains. In today’s competitive job market, the value of certifications extends far beyond a mere acknowledgment of skills; it […]

Radon and Health Impacts: New Initiatives to Stop a Silent Killer

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. January is National Radon Action Month. Each year, about 21,000 people in the U.S. die as a result of exposure to high levels of radon gas. While these deaths include victims of all ages […]

Webinar Watch: FM NOW Sessions on Smart Buildings

What are smart buildings and how are they a part of facilities management? They incorporate cutting-edge technologies that can reshape the way we interact with and optimize our spaces. On Nov. 1, Facilities Management Advisor’s FM Now: Smart Buildings virtual summit will offer FREE educational sessions to help you identify ways to embrace the future […]

Implementing Active Shooter Technology at Your Facility

Unfortunately, as gun violence continues to increase throughout the United States, all types of facilities should strive to know how to deal effectively with active shooter situations. There were 649 mass shootings in 2022 alone and already over 300 this year as of June 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Facilities Management Advisor’s FM […]

Webinar Watch: Maximizing Efficiency – Facility Master Planning, FCAs, and the Importance of Accurate Asset Inventory

During Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar, learn about how the sheer volume of assets located at large facilities, combined with the loss of institutional knowledge from retiring facility team members, can create inventory inaccuracies. As a result, it is important for organizations to create a master plan for an accurate asset inventory. Can’t make it to […]

How Facilities Managers Can Maintain a Safe Workplace

While many people think keeping facilities safe is solely dependent on security access control measures like biometrics, keycards, and other electronic locks, nothing could be further from the truth. Lesley Groff, Senior Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at UGI Utilities Inc., recently spoke during the Facilities Management Advisor webinar “The Facility Manager’s Role in Maintaining […]