Industry Insights

Addressing Health Risks: The ABCs of Optimizing Air Quality

March 26, 2021 / by Trane posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

As students, teachers and staff return for in-person learning, your school's HVAC system can help address health risks by optimizing indoor air quality. The same is true for all public sector buildings as they begin to open the doors to the public. While there is heavy focus on the importance of masking and surface cleaning, even more important is addressing your indoor air quality (IAQ) to meet appropriate and ever-evolving guidelines.

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Two Steps for a Reason: The Case for Cleaning Prior to Disinfection

February 2, 2021 / by Rubbermaid Commercial Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Cleaning and disinfection have long been routine components of any facility's operations, especially K-12, Higher Education, and Government Buildings.

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What You Need to Know about Wrong-Way Driving Safety Solutions

September 16, 2020 / by Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

With wrong-way driving fatalities a growing problem, thousands of government agencies are searching for the best safety solutions. However, the sheer amount of information – and misinformation – circulating on the topic can be both overwhelming and confusing.

 

Here at OMNIA Partners, we understand that driving safety is a huge concern. That's why we've partnered with TAPCO to bring innovative safety solutions to your community. By utilizing TAPCO's nationwide cooperative contract that was competitively solicited and publicly awarded, you'll gain access to cost-effective solutions that improve safety for all.

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Don’t Let a Disaster Set You Back Further

September 10, 2020 / by Herc Rentals posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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. 

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Three Questions to Help Your Supply Chain Work through a Disaster

July 16, 2020 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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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How to Purchase for Workplace Distancing

June 26, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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? 

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The 7 Best Ways to Improve Nighttime Pedestrian Safety

October 28, 2019 / by Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian deaths increased by a whopping 27 percent in the U.S., with 75 percent of those deaths occurring in the dark and 70 percent occurring at non-intersections, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Though pedestrian deaths have lowered slightly since 2016, multiple reports have found the number still hovers near 6,000.

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Rethinking Your Waste Management: Plastic vs. Steel Containers

October 22, 2019 / by Toter posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Those who think that plastic front-end load containers (FELs) are not for them should think again. Recent changes in design and manufacturing processes have made plastic FELs more durable than and cost-competitive with traditional steel models. When selecting an FEL, it is important to understand the major advantages of plastic over steel in terms of sustainability, ease of use and total cost of ownership.

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HVAC Maintenance Tips to Reduce Costs

August 29, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure

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.

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How an Onsite Program Helped this School Board

August 12, 2019 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

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.

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