Maintenance and Operations - May 2013

Experts shed light on best practices for LED lighting applications

The challenge for maintenance and engineering managers is making sense of new LED products and their manufacturers, and then specifying the most appropriate products for particular facility applications.


Changes in paints, coatings offer opportunities for facility managers

New regulations and advancements in paints and coatings can offer managers the opportunity to revisit their planning processes and implement cost-saving tactics that produce longer-lasting, better-looking applications.


Patient participation in gardening at hospitals can improve health outcomes

A significant healing effect can be achieved by giving patients access to a gardening space, whether as simple as a container garden or a much more involved garden plan.


Submission deadline extended for facility management awards

Maintenance Solutions magazine Achievement Awards honor the accomplishments of facility management professionals in the areas of maintenance, engineering and grounds management.


"HazCom for Healthcare" training DVD explains new OSHA standard

DuPont offers a training DVD to help employees in healthcare facilities better understand the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication standard.


Emergency department layouts may require changes to meet new standards

New standards from the Joint Commission will require hospitals to enhance patient flow through the emergency department by January 2014.


Healthcare Smart Water Leadership Summit to be accessible via streaming

The Healthcare Smart Water Leadership Summit, to be held June 6 - 7 in Chicago, will now also be available via live streaming for those unable to attend in person.


ASHRAE systems manual guideline open for public comment

ASHRAE guideline on how to create a facility systems manual is open for public comment through June 2, 2013.



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