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BUILDINGS Magazine: An FM's Guide to Fire Protection System Inspections

The following is an excerpt from the September issue of BUILDINGS. To read the full article by Justin Feit, click the link below.

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CMS Details New Annual Testing Requirements for Fire & Smoke Doors

If you didn't get the memo, be advised that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated it's requirements for annual testing of fire and smoke doors in healthcare facilities. Here are the new requirements and guidance pulled directly from the memorandum that accredited agencies will be on the lookout for starting the first day of 2018:

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Important iOS Updates to ScanSeries and BRForms

If you are an iOS user and do not have your Apple device set to auto-update applications, you'll want to make sure you manually initiate the update to take advantage of multiple improvements just released for members. Plus, here's some more information about what you can expect from the latest updates to BRForms for iOS. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please contact Member Services.

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August 02, 2017 David Spence Jump to Comments

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Five Year Internal Inspections and MIC

The following is a guest blog from one of BuildingReports service members, Integrated Fire Protection. If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger, please contact marketing@buildingreports.com.

Your fire sprinkler system is a vital part of your overall life safety system. But, as with all mechanical equipment, your systems must be maintained in order to provide proper protection to your facilities and occupants.

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CIOReview: "BuildingReports - Revolutionizing Compliance Reporting"

In the publication's March 27 Field Service Special issue, CIOReview not only honored BuidlingReports' suite of mobile inspection applications and web-based compliance reporting solutions, but also featured an interview with BuildingReports' President & Chief Technology Officer, Jason Kronz.

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World's Largest Flooring Manufacturer Achieves Objective Evidence of Compliance

As the largest manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the world, Shaw Industries must maintain a massive and geographically diverse manufacturing operation. If maintaining and servicing the sheer volume of fire and life safety devices in complex manufacturing facilities spread throughout the country wasn’t challenging enough, the logistical challenges of conducting physical audits and maintaining comprehensive paper reporting records complicates the task exponentially.

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How-To Guide: Linking Accounts and Buildings from Separate Service Providers

Do you use different BuildingReports Members for your various fire and life safety system inspections and reporting? Or, do you manage numerous building(s) serviced by different providers? If so, there is now a way to consolidate all of your reports under any account login.

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New Bluetooth® Scanning Device Offers BuildingReports Members Several Advantages

BuildingReports® is pleased to announce the general availability of the Socket Mobile S800 1D Imager Barcode Scanner following the Beta release. The Bluetooth® device is configured to pair with supported mobile devices equipped with pair with Android and iOS devices equipped with BuildingReports’ ScanSeries® application.

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Louisiana State Fire Marshal Provides Guidance for Businesses Regarding Reopening After Historic Flood

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal released guidelines and requirements for businesses who plan to reopen following the historic flooding that impacted the region recently. An estimated 6.9 trillion gallons of water fell across the impacted area in early to mid-August.

The following guidelines as published earlier today are in effect through the end of November 2016:

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OSHA Penalties Skyrocket 80% with Changes Effective August 1, 2016

Effective August 1st (2016), companies with more than 250 employees can expect increased scrutiny and fines under OSHA's new enforcement and penalty policies. Area directors from OSHA can offer companies with fewer than 250 employees a fine reduction of 20%.

Under the new guidelines, fines for incidents increased by 80% to a maximum of $124,709 per citation. If multiple employees are involved - and the violation is deemed egregious by OSHA - the offending company can be cited for each employee at the full $124,709 per citation. The penalty for willful and/or repeat violations is now set at $12,470, and the timeframe for classifying a violation as willful or repeat was expanded by two years, from a 3-year period to 5 years.

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