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Arthritis takes toll on workplace productivity: study

Research from Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) shows that SARDS place a significant economic strain on the paid and unpaid workforce.

What’s new under WELL v2?

On May 31, the International WELL Building Institute unveiled the WELL v2™ pilot, the next version WELL.

Innovation grant to fund solar-powered medical aid in conflict zones

Over the next two years, the Health Integrated Resilience System (HIRS) project will launch a pilot electronic vehicle (EV) ambulance system and work on integrating remote telemedicine services in solar-powered hospitals and clinics in Syria.

Reduce pain and fatigue with everyday ergonomics

Good ergonomics are critical to reducing pain and fatigue among office workers, but not everyone is putting this common knowledge into practice.
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Tips for effective storage room management

Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.
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Documents to destroy in (mostly) paperless offices

Even as paperless offices become increasingly common, there remain everyday hard copy documents that should be destroyed to prevent fraud.

Five office hot spots for hidden germs

What are some overlooked sources of cross-contamination in the workplace? An expert identifies common culprits along with sanitation tips.

Bundling facilities management services

Why are many firms increasingly bundling outsourced services in the real estate and facilities management industry? Julie Sullivan shares her insights.
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Five change management strategies to remember

What are change management strategies that leaders can use to transition a business to a desired future state? Meredith Thatcher explains.
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Managing fit-out work in high-security facilities

What special considerations must be made when managing construction in high-security facilities? Daniel De Monte explains.
Gavin Bajin

Improve waste diversion in the workplace

How can centralized recycling stations help improve waste diversion and streamline its collection? Gavin Bajin of ServiceMaster Canada explains.
Ingrid Bartlett

Amenities to attract and retain employees

What amenities are companies integrating into the design of facilities to attract and retain employees? Inger Bartlett of Bartlett & Associates explains.

Extending office ergonomics to remote workers

How can organizations promote office ergonomics to employees working from home? Professional ergonomic consultant Aaron Miller explains.
Ron Wretham

Managing the disposal of confidential documents

How can facility managers ensure the secure disposal of confidential documents? Ron Wretham of Investigative Solutions Network explains.
Michel Theriault

5 tips for creating effective occupant surveys

What are the elements of an effective occupant survey? Michel Theriault of Strategic Advisor offers his expert advice.
WERS Built Green

Can peer pressure promote water efficiency?

What lessons can facility managers glean from California's recent behavioural water efficiency program? Klaus Reichardt of Waterless Co. explains.
Wendy Burgess

Strategically scheduling lease verification

When is the best time to perform a lease verification? Wendy J. Burgess of Ellington Tenant and Facilities Services offers her expert advice.