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Emergency Preparedness – Who’s Got the Monkey?

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As a facilities managers you may feel overwhelmed. You are faced with unending guidelines and requirements.  Managing these challenge has been equated to monkeys on your back in the iconic article Management Time – Who’s Got the Monkey?  By William Oncken, Jr., and Donald L. Wass.  Let’s see how this perspective applies to effectively managing an emergency preparedness plan.   You are ultimately responsible for the care and feeding of a zoo-full of monkeys!  …

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Gas Stations – Three Big Problems – Three Easy Solutions

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 GAS STATIONS – 3 PROBLEMS AND 3 EASY SOLUTIONS We are all busier than a cross eyed dog with a Frisbee here at NES this summer.  Our staff is working long hours on a range of fuel related issues.  The summer travel season increases traffic at gas stations too and more power to you! In the midst of all this activity, I hope you will take a moment to review the basics so that you…

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Meet the NFPA 2013 Annual Fuel Testing Requirements

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  Three Actions you can take to assure your Emergency Power Supply system (EPSS) is in NFPA compliance: Schedule a fuel test in all above ground (ABS) and underground storage (UST) tanks. Schedule periodic fuel polishing of stored fuel for best fuel maintenance practices to ensure a clean fuel supply at all times Maintain a written schedule for routine maintenance and operational testing of the EPSS. Take special note of the last point – maintaining adequate records. …

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Being Ready for Disaster

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen that natural disasters are a serious matter. During the intense storm, emergency generators at New York University Langone Medical Center failed and all patients had to be evacuated other hospitals. Nearly 50 of the patients were described as “critical” and were being taken to the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. This kind of life-threatening situation can be avoided. It is highly recommended that a backup generator system is…

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