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How to Winterize Your Organization to Prevent Employee & Equipment Downtime

January 5, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Fleet, Parks & Recreation, Cooperative Purchasing

Crews across the country are battling a “Season of Shivers," which is the theme of this year's Farmer’s Almanac winter weather forecast of “bone-chilling with below-average temperatures across most of the United States.” Procurement leaders are working to ensure their school or agency’s crew members have the best equipment to prevent product repairs, downtime, damage and injury due to weather. 

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Serve and Protect with Worry-Free Cleaning This Winter

November 29, 2021 / by GOJO® posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

Sanitation and safety have always played a critical role in the lives of emergency responders and public safety professionals. The use of disinfecting products in emergency vehicles and public safety facilities promotes a trustworthy environment when properly used. 

Understanding how to avoid the uncertainties associated with the misuse of cleaning products is more important than ever. Eliminate confusion on and off the job with these tips from GOJO®.

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Reopen This Fall with a Comprehensive Floor Care Strategy

October 20, 2021 / by 3M posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education

The floor is one of the first things customers and visitors notice when entering a building, and a dirty or damaged floor will most certainly catch their unwanted attention. With more and more public sector buildings reopening across the country, it’s imperative to ensure a positive first impression. Now, more than ever, facility managers at schools and government agencies need to develop and implement a comprehensive floor care strategy that enhances a building’s appearance while also providing health and safety benefits to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.

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Results You Can See: Understanding Residual Sanitization and Disinfection

September 30, 2021 / by Kimberly-Clark Professional posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

In any facility, infection prevention begins and ends with the reduction or elimination of human exposure to harmful germs. Effective surface hygiene is critical to helping achieve this goal. To ensure proper surface sanitization and disinfection, Kimberly-Clark Professional shares valuable information to help participants of OMNIA Partners understand the different methods, effectiveness, and factors that can impact performance. 

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Beyond the Pandemic: Crucial Athletic Facilities Hygiene Practices

September 14, 2021 / by GOJO® posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education

Proper hygiene and disinfection have never been more crucial to maintaining a clean and safe athletics facility than they have been during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic training facilities, with close quarters, closed spaces, shared equipment, varying personal hygiene practices, and high levels of contamination, face many challenges related to environmental hygiene and infection control. These conditions make athletes highly vulnerable to readily transmissible diseases, not only to COVID-19 but also to skin infections and disease.

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School Ventilation Must Knows: How to Help Improve Air Quality

September 9, 2021 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, K-12 Education

With students and staff back in the classroom for in-person learning, an administrator's priority is to ensure that each child and teacher is protected from COVID-19 and other health risks.

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How AI Drone Roofing Assessments Save Time, Money, and Mitigate Risk

September 8, 2021 / by National Roofing Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

National Roofing Partners (NRP) provides participants of OMNIA Partners with a centralized database that features inventory and deficiency reports, giving school facility managers the ability to prioritize and group maintenance projects. The result? Streamlined processes--from reactive emergency repairs to proactive strategies--without sacrificing time, budget, or risk.

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How to Optimize the Acoustics in Your Space

September 7, 2021 / by Milliken posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Furniture & Workspace Solutions, K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Higher Education

Loud spaces can negatively impact concentration, memory, productivity, comprehension, and lower morale. Long-term exposure to noise can even increase heart rates and quicken breathing, leading to higher levels of stress hormones. In educational environments, common ambient noise levels decrease intelligibility significantly — in some cases by as much as half. Continue reading to discover the positive impact a quiet environment can have on your organization and a few steps to help optimize the acoustics in your space.

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International Airport Saves Big on Vertical Transportation

July 29, 2021 / by KONE posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

An airport serving more than 22 million passengers per year—including 1 million traveling to nine foreign countries—is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the world. In that high-volume environment, efficient vertical transportation is the key to customer satisfaction. Elevators and escalators there must be reliable, dependable and deliver maximum uptime.

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Three Questions to Help Your Supply Chain Work through a Disaster

June 25, 2021 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

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.

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