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The HeatTrak Industrial Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

Key Steps Facility Managers Should Take for Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is a year-long concern for facility managers, but when it comes to natural disasters and other threats to the safety of your building and the people who are in it, winter is the highest-risk season. The main risks include severe blizzards and ice storms, power outages, fire, roof collapse,...

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What Every Property Management Company Needs to Know for Winter

Property management companies must always be looking for ways to keep their premises safe for residents, both to prevent accidents and the lawsuits that so often follow them. They also must find the most cost-effective ways to manage property maintenance and repairs. Preventative maintenance and winterization of their properties will incur some...

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The Other Winter Concerns: What to Prepare for Besides Snow and Ice

Dealing with snow and ice removal may be the number one challenge that facility managers face every season, but there are other dangers and concerns that winter brings. Low temperatures, cold rains, and high winds are the main sources of trouble outside of snowfall and ice formation. Below, we look...

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Power Problems: Electricity Concerns That Facilities Face in Winter

Facility managers may experience electrical problems at anytime throughout the year, but winter brings with it an increase in both the number and severity of power problems. During cold weather, electricity becomes more critical than ever since building occupants must be kept warm and, in northern climates, pipes must be...

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The Importance of Building Resilience To Your Facility This Winter

During the winter, day-to-day wear and tear and expected seasonal challenges like heavy snowfall on the facility roof or the effects of salt and the freeze/thaw cycle on pavements, certainly do most of the damage to facilities. However, winter is also a time when unexpected disasters, both natural and manmade...

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Tree and Landscaping Hazards Caused by Snow and Ice

Trees, shrubs, plants, turf, and other landscaping elements at commercial/industrial facilities routinely "take a beating" every winter as prolonged snow and ice cover, dry, dehydrating winds, and relentless freeze-thaw cycles lead to "winter kill." But beyond the loss on your landscaping investment, extra "lawn rehabilitation" costs come spring, and a...

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How Much Will a Slip and Fall Injury Cost You?

Facility managers are often charged with making critical decisions regarding liability protection that will affect their facilities’ bottom line. While preventative measures to guard against lawsuits can seem to take a huge bite out of profits, it is nevertheless essential for those in charge of safety and maintenance to understand...

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Six Must-Haves Your Employees Need in Their Cars This Winter

Keeping your employees safe ought to be one of your top priorities during extreme weather. Some key dangers to employee health include frostbite, falls, and vehicular accidents. Being appropriately outfitted is part of minimizing these risks. Cold and wet is an especially dangerous combination. Even employees who primarily sit in...

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Winter Readiness: Three Things Everyone in the Building Needs to Know

Among the many duties of facility managers, keeping your building occupants safe by preparing for winter storms ranks high on the list. There is much involved in being ready for extreme winter weather, some of it only the concern of a manager.  However, there are also things that every employee...

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How to Keep Your Business Open and Safe in Severe Winter Weather

Depending upon the region, severe winter weather conditions are an inevitability to which some facilities and business entities are able to respond by temporarily shutting down. However, for many businesses and facilities, closing the doors when the weather becomes adverse is simply not an option. When needing to keep the...

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