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2 Jan 2017
Who can test a Fire Alarm?
Testing and Inspections have become big business. Fire alarms are a highly regulated and closely watched part of our everyday lives. The National Fire Protection Association (nfpa.org), International Building Code (iccsafe.org) and countless other code writing bodies have always included the mandatory annual testing of fire alarm systems as a means of good and proper Life Safety living. In the latest NFPA National Fire...
9 Feb 2016
New EPA rules may change haz waste operations for healthcare facilities, labs
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently considering rule changes governing how hazardous waste generators are classified that will have direct impact on healthcare facilities. EPA recently closed the public comment period on an important new rule in a long-running process to update and modernize how the agency regulates hazardous waste and classifies hazardous waste generators. In revising its hazardous...
25 Nov 2015
Packing like a Pro
Let’s get packing! It takes a bit of resolve and a determination to plough through your belongings and get things packed when it’s time to move. Take it from us! We know what it’s like because we’ve helped families across Sydn...
9 Sep 2015
How can you make the most of your Storage Space?
So you have some new space in the form of a self storage unit . But how can you make that space last? When you pick up a self storage unit and open it up for the very first time, all that new space just waiting to be filled can be quite heady and into...
28 Aug 2015
Taking Care Items going to Storage
When you started thinking about putting all your items into storage, we bet that you didn't have a clue how to go about doing it. What probably came to mind was just getting items put inside a little room so that they would be out of the way. Tha...
26 Mar 2014
Enhance Access Security and Visitor Management With Optical Character Recognition Technology
Security has become a primary concern globally and ensuring effective and secure access control and visitor management into a facility is imperative. Banks, government offices, organizations, educational institutions, foreign offices and more need to address the security of both employees and visitors and in order to achieve this, accurate and efficient ID solutions have to be implemented. One of the key ways to...
8 Nov 2012
Creating an Effective Fire Evacuation Plan
In the event of a fire, time is of the essence. Fire spreads quickly, and in the blink of an eye, rooms can become engulfed in smoke and flames. As a business leader, you must quickly and safely evacuate your employees from your building, using a well-crafted fire evacuation plan that you and your crisis management team practice regularly. There are numerous hazards from a fire, including smoke, which blocks vision...
5 Nov 2012
Preparing Your Business to Respond to the Threat of West Nile Virus
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1,400 Americans have died as a direct result of West Nile virus since the first case in the United States was reported in 1999 . With record levels of virus activity in the Southern states due to warm temperatures and high humidity, it’s more important than ever to create an emergency preparedness plan for your company, which will better prepare your...
30 Aug 2012
Emergency Preparedness for Blackout Threats
As a business leader, you should have a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan when preparing for a power outage that occurs over an extended period of time - particularly if this blackout is caused by severe weather in your nearby area. Are you and your crisis management team prepared to keep your employees and business safe without electricity, heat/air conditioning or even suitable drinking water?
8 Aug 2012
Emergency Preparedness for Large Events
Do you have an emergency preparedness plan in place to protect your business and employees from the disruptions that may occur due to a large event? Large events attract numerous attendees and increase the corresponding odds of a dangerous occurrence; therefore, having a well-constructed crisis management plan is imperative to responding to and managing incidents that may arise.
7 Aug 2012
Smaller Workspaces Should Fit with Corporate Culture
Anyone who thinks that cutting costs is the only reason to give employees less space should consider what Facebook did when it moved into the old headquarters of Sun Microsystems. Sun, one of the tech stars of the 1990s, designed its headquarters with private offices for software engineers. Not large offices, but offices with walls and doors so programmers could have quiet while writing code. That strategy was intended...
31 Jul 2012
Hurricane Preparedness: Prepare Your Business in the Event of a Hurricane
When your area is issued a hurricane watch or warning, as a business leader, you often only have a very small amount of time in which to act quickly to protect your employees and your business. Because you do not have long to evacuate your personnel or to protect your company, having and executing a hurricane preparedness plan is imperative to safely recovering from this type of crisis.
22 May 2012
does anyone have any feedback on Pureti? Their literature claims that their product is sprayed on to the exterior of buildings and it helps keep them cleaner. they reference that it can also be used on glass and interior furniture. thanks.
17 Apr 2012
High Density Parachute Storage | GSA Military Parachute Racks
Space Saving Safe and Secure High Density Parachute Storage Solutions on GSA Schedule Keeping expensive military equipment like parachutes and jump gear organized is essential for issuing these items quickly and creating fast response times. Organizing and accounting for critical tools and parachute equipment is crucial when emergency operations are specified. An unorganized and crowded military parachute storage area...
3 Apr 2012
Kardex Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) | Consolidate Storage Floor Space
Gain Space Efficiency with Kardex Vertical Lift Modules It’s possible you don’t even realize how much time and floor space you are wasting at your manufacturing plant using traditional storage methods. Static racks and conventional bins require more floor space, which puts parts storage further away from the point of use. Production parts stored away from the production line wastes time and creates additional...
21 Mar 2012
Doing More with Less | Innovative Warehouse Storage Solutions
LEAN Storage for Warehouses, Distribution Centers, and Manufacturing Facilities Times are changing and everyone is talking about the need to consolidate costs and how to do more with less. Industrial warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants must evolve to maintain leadership over the competition. But how exactly can you make a significant impact on your storage facility that will produce meaningful...
1 Mar 2012
Watch How Donald Solves His Warehouse Storage Problem with Pallet Racks on Tracks
Want to Learn More Details About Donald’s Warehouse Storage Project? You’re in luck because Donald has provided us with his step by step guide that explains how Pallet Racks on Tracks helped his company double their warehouse storage capacity and increase their office space. Just visit racksontracks.com for more information! Ready to be the Next Donald? If you are ready to be a star at your office...
27 Feb 2012
Double Your Floor Space With Storage Mezzanines
Expand Your Storage Without Expanding Your Building If your warehouse is running out of storage space, perhaps it is time to look up. Literally, look up in your warehouse; do you see all that empty overhead space? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use that overhead space as productive storage space? Well guess what, you can with a freestanding mezzanine ! Not only will you save money by building your storage vertically...
10 Feb 2012
The Road Ahead in 2012 for the Real Estate Industry in the Drive to Greater Sustainability
This past year has been marked by corporate and commercial real estate leaders who have increasingly embrace the principles of sustainability to reduce operating expenses, enhance enterprise value and align real estate/facility portfolios with their organization’s goals of financial performance and environmental excellence. In 2011, the challenge for executives did not come from their inability to succeed and...
21 Oct 2011
High Schoolers interested in Industrial Maintenance and Industrial Engineering is music to my ears.
In clicking on the blog keyword tag "Maintenance", I seen the last relative post was almost a year ago in December. Clicking on blog Keyword tag "Maintenance Management" was even further back in 2009! It was Technician Recruitment: Reaching into High Schools Which gave me the idea for this post about new unique ways to get High School student's attention about the exciting fields in Industrial...
16 Mar 2011
Learning From Japan's Tragedy
Recap Of Friday's Earthquake and Tsunami Events Friday afternoon 80 miles off the coast of Japan, the 4th largest earthquake since 1900 rocked the Island nation and then immediately sent a tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. Combined, the two events have left over 5,000 dead, tens of thousands more unaccounted for, eradicated coastlines and have brought Japan to the brink of nuclear disaster. Some of the facts...
8 Apr 2010
I have an infestation of termites at a location in New York state. We installed a baiting system and perform treatments regularly but they are continuing to swarm. Has anyone dealt with termites before? How do you permanently rid a location of termties?
30 Mar 2010
Moth infestation prevention...How?
Moth infestation is something I currently need info on. I just moved to a different site with in my School district, and the moths were everywhere. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. Any suggestions?