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How Scaffolding Helps Explain the Recent Spike in OSHA Citations

Do you know whether your scaffolding can hold its own weight plus four-times the maximum recommended load? Does your staff perform regular checks on stairs, supporting transoms, footings, braces, brackets, trusses, screw legs, ladders, etc.? Do your employees inspect rigging … Continue reading

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Companies Spend Billions on Safety But Many Accidents Remain Intractable: Here’s Why

Sales of safety equipment and supplies totaled $11 billion in 2012 in the U.S.—an amount greater than the GDP of Nicaragua. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is a $33.3 billion industry globally. Suffice it to say, businesses around the world … Continue reading

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ManagerPlus Featured Presenter, Sponsor at Scrap Recycling Conference

ManagerPlus participated in the 2013 Operations Forum held by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Inc. (ISRI) in Long Beach, California this week. The conference is tailored for industry professionals who are responsible for the “safe and efficient operation of scrap … Continue reading

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Implementing Precision Lubrication with CMMS Software

A recent piece in Plant Services lays out a compelling case for precision lubrication. Author Jason Kopschinsky, CMRP, provides a helpful, step by step breakdown of what should be done to ensure that lubricants are in proper condition and keeping … Continue reading

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Prepare Boilers and Heaters for Winter in 4 Steps

BOMI, the international institute for property and facility management education, has released a handy list of boiler/heater checks and inspections that should be on every facility manager’s schedule this fall. Boilers and electric heaters require thorough checks and cleanings to … Continue reading

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Thinking about installing a green roof? Don’t let maintenance fears deter you

Green roofs are rapidly becoming one of the most popular trends for facilities around the world. In North America, the rate of yearly green roof installation has jumped from 2 million square feet in 2004, to some 18 million square … Continue reading

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Prevent High Temperatures from Melting Productivity

Are your facilities’ HVAC systems functioning properly? If not, heat could be reducing productivity at a rate of 2% percent for every 1.8 degrees increase in temperature. At this pace, a difference of just 5 or 10 degrees could have … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

Spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel can be handy for organizing basic information into simple charts and lists, but for more complex tasks, like asset management and planning, spreadsheets are woefully inadequate. Using a jumble of spreadsheets to track maintenance tasks … Continue reading

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Guest blog: How to Keep your Warehouse Pallet Racking Systems Safe

Our guest blog this week comes from Jason Kasanezky, a Pallet Rack Specialist from AK Material Handling Systems. Jason provides a basic overview of checks that every warehouse/storage facility should include in their regular inspections to ensure that pallet racks … Continue reading

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Humidity: How It Can Affect Facilities and What to Do About It

Recent years have seen record setting temperatures—both high and low—across the globe, posing unique challenges for facility managers. Temperature alone, however, can be a superficial measure of facility climate. Humidity is as important as raw temperature data for facility managers, … Continue reading

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