By Joseph F. Gustin

Addresses all problems with facility administration and offers a large number of verified principles, approaches and examples for effectively and cost-effectively handling facility operations.

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It results from incomplete oxidation of carbon in combustion processes. Sources Common sources of CO are from improperly vented furnaces, malfunctioning gas ranges, or exhaust fumes that have been drawn back into the building. g. HVAC) can be significant sources, or a flue that is improperly sized, blocked, disconnected, or leaking. Auto, truck, or bus exhaust from attached garages, nearby roads, or idling vehicles in parking areas can also be a source. Standards or Guidelines The OSHA standard for workers is 50 ppm for 1 hour.

A healthy environment, one that is adequate in terms of workspace that is ergonomically correct and appropriately sized for the designated task/job function may have a positive effect on the employee or occupant/tenant. Information technology tools along with good communication may also be contributing factors to the productivity/morale of the employee or occupant tenant. In a study cited by the General Services Agency it was found that computer programmers, for example, performed optimally when the work area is efficiently designed.

Analysis, then, becomes the function of all employees, with each person assuming responsibilities for change management and acting upon those responsibilities. Effective program planning, like facilities planning, requires a skilled integrator—the facility manager, who is in charge and responsible for the results of the company’s change management Change Management 27 initiative. Facility managers must work with the Change Planning Committee, the organizationally sanctioned group that has the authority to make and enforce decisions.

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