CMM Weekly News Recap—September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

A new season brings new opportunities. If you’re thinking about expanding your customer base this fall, consider seeking a contract with the federal government. Although many people mistakenly believe that government contracts only go to large corporations, the U.S. government is required by law to consider contracts with small businesses. Working for the government has many perks. Federal customers are available in every state and all major cities and they must pay small businesses within 15 days of receiving an accurate invoice.

As we enter the fall season, it’s important to remember we’re still in hurricane season. Hurricane Dorian’s approach forced facility managers on the southeast coast to analyze their natural disaster preparedness and ensure they had the knowledge and resources to recover from building damage caused by high winds and flooding. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration offer tips for floodwater safety and hurricane preparedness and response.

Every season is norovirus season. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. Norovirus spreads easily, can survive on contaminated surfaces and in water, or be spread through touching an infected person. Researchers created a smartphone app which can detect the presence of norovirus in a facility’s water supply that is quick and easy to use and doesn’t require users to wait days for lab results.

Enjoy the new season this weekend and come back to CMM on Monday.


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