3 ways to combat Legionella in dormant water systems

Buildings across the U.S. that have remained closed due to COVID-19 related concerns are urged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider the potential risk of legionella bacteria developing in stagnant water in plumbing systems—the bacteria was even found in the CDC’s own water systems, prompting several of its Atlanta buildings […]

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Safety for handling power tools

There are more power tools available today that will work efficiently on the job, travel easily to job sites with portability in mind with compact designs, and handle tougher or more compact situations than ever before. None of the benefits that power tools can offer to you are going to be worthwhile if the proper […]

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5 battery-powered tools that will make your next job so much easier

In recent years battery-powered tools have gained more popularity as they have become more widely available, and more people have begun to learn the large number of benefits that battery-operated tools have to offer. Battery-powered tools are preferred by those headed towards a more environmentally friendly direction. They are more sustainable, as these tools do […]

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4 tips for managing an empty school this fall

As we head into autumn, the time to make the difficult decision is here: Will students return to school campuses or not? Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati and the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network in Ohio published a new study stating that “school closure may have been associated […]

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Returning to school this fall

In the face of a new pandemic, with more questions surrounding the situation than answers, schools around the U.S. switched to fully remote learning in the spring. Parents were challenged to manage their kids’ education while grappling with their own work and a new set of restrictions to adhere to. The situation shined a spotlight […]

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4 Steps to successful facilities management

Small modifications to your daily routine can make a huge impact around your facility. What does it mean to be a successful facility manager or engineer? At its core, facility operations maintains consistency through all responsive procedures to bring systems to their peak potential. The path to reach your goals can appear very clear, but […]

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5 items you need for your next big cleanup

Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and the unfortunate reality of crime all share something in common: they leave you with the pieces to clean up afterwards. Disasters aside, the benefits of a large cleanup may surprise you. You could find parts you didn’t realize you had in your facility, saving you from having to spend funds on […]

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Safety tips for managing heat stress

Temperatures in the 80’s have made their summer residence where I live in Maryland, and 90° F weather has already made appearances as well. With the increased temperatures also comes an increased risk for illness and even death for those who work outdoors for extended periods of time. OSHA’s threshold for moderate occupational risks starts […]

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Hurricane season is here: Are you prepared?

The official start to the Atlantic hurricane season began this week on June 1. The storms got a head start with the third named tropical system potentially forming southeast of Bermuda. If the storm becomes strong enough, it will be named Cristobal and be the first time on record that three named storms formed across […]

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