Customer Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2020

Customer Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2020

Introducing Our New TeamMember


Introducing Our New Team Member Fall Reminders Lean Green Emergency Facilities Strategies Mark Your Calendar Winter Know-How Know Your Winter Weather Terms Your Management Team Election Day Humor Customer Corner

Musahiem “Musa” Shabazz has joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial Asset Services team as a Roving Maintenance Technician supporting our Industrial Portfolio. In this role, Musa is responsible for general building inspections, maintaining a safe and secure environment within and around the properties, monitoring the performance of the

Musa Shabazz Building Technician

service contractors, building repairs and the implementation of various cost reduction programs. Musa’s role is an extension of our efforts to continue setting the bar with both our customers and our clients. If you have not already seen Musa out at your site, you can expect to see him in the near future. Please feel free to say hello and introduce yourself. Musa comes with over 15 years of facility and engineering experience, most recently serving as a maintenance engineer for a hospital. Throughout his career, Musa has demonstrated the ability to maintain safe and efficient operations while providing a strong level of customer service. We extend a warm welcome to Musa and are happy to have him join our Industrial Team.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS November 1 st Remember to set your clocks, timeclocks and lighting timers back by one hour .

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Fall Reminders

Here’s a helpful checklist with maintenance reminders as we go into the fall and winter seasons:  Fire Extinguishers: Inspect and tag once per year.  HVAC: Check air filter monthly and replace every 30-90 days when it becomes directly or clogged.  Water Taps: Fully drain outside water taps to avoid frozen pipes.  Hoses: Remove hoses and store them for the winter.  Roof Leaks: Report any roof leaks to your property manager immediately.  Slippery Conditions: Use caution and wear appropriate footwear to avoid slipping on leaves, snow, or ice. If you observe any conditions that need to be addressed, please contact your property manager.

Lean Green

Tips for Making Your Workplace More Sustainable

To help make your workplace more environmentally friendly and do your part to protect the planet, here are some easy habits to put into practice. Recycle, Reuse Paper or Go Paperless Think about all the times you use paper in the office. You likely print out employee onboarding and performance review forms, the employee handbook, notes for distribution at meetings, and notices to hang around the office. Recycle or try reusing paper.

Cut Back on Water Bottles Many cities are now charging retailers that give customers plastic bags, and restaurants are being encouraged to seek alternatives to plastic straws and utensils. But many companies are still providing single-use plastic water bottles to employees. A more environmentally friendly approach is to buy or rent a water dispenser for the workplace. Knowledge is Power Educate employees on waste reduction and explain the company's plan for putting different types of trash and recycling bins in the workplace, and what to dispose of in each.

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Emergency Facilities Strategies

How to Deploy the Right Emergency Facilities Strategies Successfully Facilities Managers can follow these tips to deploy the right emergency facilities strategies and plan for the unexpected. • Define roles for the formation and execution of your emergency facilities response plan. • Know the costs and available resources. • Monitor conditions for change. • Create a world-class communications plan. • Practice deployment of your strategy when possible. • Keep your policy flexible. • Take advantage of third-party expertise in building and executing emergency facilities strategies. Implement the Best Strategies With an Advanced Facilities Management Provider The world is continuously changing and evolving in tandem with society’s blending of the digital twin to everything. The digital twin is the virtual construct that brings digitalization to any operation. Even a person’s smartphone might be considered a digital twin, and with digital everything available, it makes sense that emergency facilities strategies need to leverage the digital twins of the world to make more informed proactive decisions. More importantly, the right emergency strategies will promote your brand and showcase your willingness to take the steps necessary to safeguard lives, as well as your products and workforce. To read the full article on this topic, visit us at: states/insights/us-articles/2020-02-amer-emergency-facilities-strategies

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Winter Know-How

Types of Cold Stress Immersion/Trench Foot

Trench foot is a non-freezing injury of the feet caused by prolonged exposure to wet and cold conditions. It can occur in temperatures as high as 60°F if feet are constantly wet. Injury occurs because wet feet lose heat 25-times faster than dry feet. [CDC/NIOSH] What are they symptoms of trench foot? Reddening skin, tingling, pain, swelling, leg cramps, numbness, and blisters. First Aid • Call 911 immediately in an emergency; otherwise seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

• Remove wet shoes/boots and wet socks. • Dry the feet and avoid working on them. • Keep affected feet elevated and avoid walking. Get medical attention. Frostbite

Frostbite is caused by the freezing of the skin and tissues. Frostbite can cause permanent damage to the body, and in severe cases can lead to amputation. The risk of frostbite is increased in people with reduced blood circulation and among people who are not dressed properly for extremely cold temperatures. What are the symptoms of frostbite? Reddened skin develops gray/white patches in the fingers, toes, nose, or ear lobes; tingling, aching, a loss of feeling, firm/hard, and blisters may occur in the affected areas. First Aid • Follow the recommendations described below for hypothermia. • Protect the frostbitten area, e.g., by wrapping loosely in a dry cloth and protect the area from contact until medical help arrives. • DO NOT rub the affected area, because rubbing causes damage to the skin and tissue. • Do not apply snow or water. Do not break blisters. • DO NOT try to re-warm the frostbitten area before getting medical help, for example, do not use heating pads or place in warm water. If a frostbitten area is rewarmed and gets frozen again, more tissue damage will occur. It is safer for the frostbitten area to be rewarmed by medical professionals. • Give warm sweetened drinks if alert (no alcohol).

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Winter Know-How

Types of Cold Stress (continued) Hypothermia

Know Your Winter Weather Terms

Hypothermia occurs when the normal body temperature (98.6°F) drops to less than 95°F. Exposure to cold temperatures causes the body to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up the body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from An important mild symptom of hypothermia is uncontrollable shivering, which should not be ignored. Although shivering indicates that the body is losing heat, it also helps the body to rewarm itself. Moderate to severe symptoms of hypothermia are loss of coordination, confusion, slurred speech, heart rate/breathing slow, unconsciousness and possibly death. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know what is happening and won’t be able to do anything rain, sweat, or immersion in cold water. What are the symptoms of hypothermia? • Remove any wet clothing and replace with dry clothing. Wrap the entire body (including the head and neck) in layers of blankets; and with a vapor barrier (e.g., tarp, garbage bag). Do not cover the face. • If medical help is more than 30 minutes away: • Give warm sweetened drinks if alert (no alcohol), to help increase the body temperature. Never try to give a drink to an unconscious person. • Place warm bottles or hot packs in armpits, sides of chest, and groin. Call 911 for additional rewarming instructions. (From: about it. First Aid • Call 911 immediately in an emergency: • Move the person to a warm, dry area.

Blizzard Warning : Issued for sustained or gusty winds of 35 mph or more, and falling or blowing snow creating visibilities at or below 1/4 mile; these conditions should persist for at least 3 hours. Wind Chill Advisory : Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be a significant inconvenience to life with prolonged exposure, and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to hazardous exposure. Wind Chill Warning : Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be hazardous to life within several minutes of exposure. Winter Storm Warning: Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, blizzard conditions, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin. Winter Storm Watch : Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm . Winter Weather Advisories : Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life threatening situations. (From: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

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Your Management Team

Tracey Altrui Property Manager Direct +1 732 452 6162

Karen Hromin Director Direct +1 732 243 3112

Betty Walker Property Manager Direct +1 201 508 5272

Ben Hammond Sr. Assistant Property Manager Direct +1 732 243 3116

Musa Shabazz Building Engineer Direct +1 732 770 2887

Louise Rubbo Property Administrator Direct +1 732 243 3121

Election Day Humor

Customer Corner

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