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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/14/2024 - 4/20/2024

Understanding Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standard

he recently passed Climate Solutions Now Act is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a variety of ways.

Read This » Digital Training Addresses Labor Challenges

acilities management can be a dynamic, multi-faceted and high-stakes position, so training programs give managers the opportunity to safely and confidently perform their jobs.

Read This » Working With a Drone Contractor

hile a small but growing number of facilities own drones, most managers still contract with a drone services provider to plan and operate the unit.

Read This » Picking The Right Spot Cooler

rian Peppers, vice president of marketing for HH Technologies Inc., points to two areas managers must be knowledgeable about related to spot coolers.

Read This » Solving the Data Center Power Supply Strain

t’s not hyperbolic to say America, and much of the world, for that matter, is totally dependent on the internet.

Read This » NFPA 72: Commonly Asked Questions

FPA 72 is the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and as stated in its scope: “NFPA 72 covers the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems, fire and carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment, and emergency communications systems (ECS), and their components.”  Here are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding NFPA 72:  How does NFPA 72 apply to my facility?   NFPA 72 is an essential code for a facility manager to understand for all requirements related to fire alarm systems.

Read This » OSHA Inspections: What Managers Need to Know

ress releases are written to grab attention, and whoever wrote this one for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hit a home run with the headline.  “Risky Business: Dollar General continues to expose employees to workplace dangers with fire, electrical hazards found.”  The December 2022 OSHA press release announced a fine of $290,000 levied against the retailer for repeat citations that included blocking an emergency exit and electrical panel with merchandise.

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