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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/18/2021 - 4/24/2021

Five Hidden Security Risks Resulting from Pandemic Response

In 1966, at his University of Cape Town address, Robert Kennedy said, “Like it or not, we live in interesting times.

Read This » When a Manager’s Top Task Is Finding a Job

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of institutional and commercial facilities, from HVAC systems and entryways to cleaning procedures and budgets. For many maintenance and engineering managers, the last year has meant dramatic changes in their facilities and departments as they help their organizations try to return to full operations.

Read This » Health and Wellness Strategies Soar to Combat Coronavirus

One year ago: Panic.

Read This » WELL Health-Safety Rating: Linking FM and Wellness, Health, Safety

For many facility managers, the pandemic has necessitated they refocus efforts and resources on health, wellness, and safety strategies.

Read This » How to Choose Energy Efficiency, Healthy Lighting

It is possible to have an energy efficient lighting design which beats code and supports human health.

Read This » Secondary IAQ Considerations for Reopening: Humidity, UV

Humidity: Targeting levels between 40 percent and 60 percent is both beneficial to the human immune response (by increasing the effectiveness of our physiological barriers to viruses) and detrimental to the viability of many viruses (by creating a droplet/droplet nuclei environment less conducive to viruses), including SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza.

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