Most of us are already well aware there are no easy answers regarding the best way to re-open and keep students in school. While there is heavy focus on the importance of masking and surface cleaning, even more important is addressing your schools’ indoor air quality (IAQ) to meet appropriate and ever-evolving guidelines.
Hurricane season is in its peak right now. If you don’t feel like spending tens of thousands of dollars on hurricane protection and recovery equipment you may only use once in a lifetime, renting the equipment is an option. OMNIA Partners and Herc Rentals understand the importance of being ready when disaster strikes.
If a hurricane is just off the coast, it’s a bit late to wonder how your supply chain will weather the storm. If landfall can happen in your area, proactively put a plan in place to ensure supplies are there when you need them most. Wildfires, tropical storms, flooding: Regardless of the type of disaster, knowing your supply chain can adjust to situations is more than just peace of mind. With the right supplies where you need them, you can better serve those who rely on you.
With the “new norm” emerging, it’s necessary for agencies to reevaluate how they’re going to maintain social distancing to protect employees from transmission of infectious diseases. Whether you’re preparing for returning staff or shutting down to take measures on existing procedures, workplace safety is the topic of a lot of discussions, but what are next steps for procurement to take in order to make their impact on business safety? What areas do considerations need to be made for?
Saving costs on your facilities energy usage can allow you to reallocate funds to other facilities needs. OMNIA Partners understands the importance of keeping your facilities in top condition, so we've partnered with Grainger to provide some tips to help you reduce costs. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems combine all climate control technologies into one package. All sizes of facilities can benefit from an integrated HVAC system that reduces overall climate control costs while improving working conditions.
The HVAC equipment alone doesn’t yield efficiency—they must be properly maintained, have coordinated technology and energy-efficient practices to provide consistent heating and cooling. Estimated savings can help you prioritize investments to best reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Every day, the School Board of Sarasota County (SBSC) facilities maintenance department faces a twofold mission: maintain a safe, productive environment for teachers and students across the county; and do the job as efficiently and effectively as possible, keeping finite resources focused on the #1 priority – students learning. With more than 50 educational sites and five maintenance facilities spread out over multiple geographic zones, this is no small feat.
Comfortable, healthy and cost-efficient facilities play an important role in organizational outcomes: Buildings that use energy efficiently and keep occupants comfortable are assets. Those that operate inconsistently and inefficiently are liabilities. Over time, aging systems can turn any facility into a burden. But when budgets barely cover immediate maintenance and repairs, what are the options? Some organizations are taking a look at Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC).
Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it.
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We stay plugged into every trend so we can deliver the largest and most experienced network of industry-leading suppliers known to the facilities world. Are you ready to take advantage of your participation with OMNIA Partners and reach the next level?