So You Think You Can Golf?
Show Us at Isleta on July 22ndh
The top level sponsorships are selling out fast but there is still room for YOUR company to get noticed, and for your golfers to join in the fun, at the 6th annual Facility Manager Association of New Mexico Scholarship Golf Tournament on July 22nd, 2016.
Hole-in-One sponsorships are still available and the pledges of door prizes are accumulating as excitement is building for this annual outing. The beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course is the setting for the event again this year with range balls at 8 am and a 9 am tee time on Friday morning.
Although the registration cut-off date is quickly approaching, THERE IS STILL TIME to put in a team of players or sponsor a hole on the course.
This event is the primary fundraiser event for scholarships benefiting students pursuing the mechanical trades at both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College. These students are the facility managers, engineers, and technical support staff of the future.
Form your own complete foursome to compete in the “championship” format or register for the “individual” format where FMANM will pair you in an ABCD player format so all comers can enjoy the game. Everyone plays “best ball” and both tournaments will run simultaneously with a shotgun start at 9 am. Enjoy fast play! Our goal is to dominate all three “9”s at the golf course for this tournament.
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY! This will be the fun, informational, networking event of the year for facility manager and the suppliers who support them. Don’t miss it!
Friday night, June 17th, 2016, is the night to join your friends from the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for an evening of baseball at “The Lab” as the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team takes to the field against the Reno Acess. With only 35 seats available, make your reservation today, or be left out.
Your $40.00 admission fee for members ($45.00 for non-members) includes tickets to the game and a delicious, newly expanded gourmet ballpark buffet. Club seats and the open cash bar set the mood for the 7:05 pm first pitch, but plan to arrive at 6:00 pm to enjoy the food, friends, and ambiance. Ride the elevator at the third base line to the second level to join us in The Captain’s Corner.
Buy your tickets and pay with your credit card online at the website www.fmanm.com then contact Lori Gunnare at National Roofing (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-980-2247) to pick up your tickets at 3408 Columbia Drive NE in Albuquerque BEFORE the event.
This is always a sell-out and replaces the monthly membership meeting. Invite your favorite facility manager for a great evening. Save your space today by going online to the Isotopes Baseball tab.
Plan to join the fun on Friday, July 22ndh 2016, as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico takes to the greens for our 6th annual scholarship fundraiser golf tournament. Now is the time to signal your intentions to show up and help with the myriad tasks which will help us sail through the event with ease. Help wanted! Wear a company logo’d shirt and GET NOTICED!
Email Executive Director Carolee Griffin at email@example.com and plan to show up at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course at 7 am to help with the cause. Got door prize donations? Bring them along with you that morning.
Traditionally the golf helper gofers have almost as much fun as the golfers themselves. Sign up for your photo-op today!
Arc Flash Dangers and Pending Compliance
Directives Electrified May Meeting
Facility managers and their suppliers and guests got an education in the dangers of electrical arc flash and a taste for what the future holds for them in terms of compliance at the May meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.
Arc flash is the explosive release of energy caused by either a phase to ground fault, or a phase to phase electrical fault. This dangerous event can be triggered by many different things, including accidental contact with electrical distribution equipment, build up of conductive dust, by corrosion on electrical components, by dropped tools, or because of improper work procedures.
“Gone are the days of your staff electrician opening a hot, unmarked panel to try to tighten down a loose lug. With about 4,000 non-disabling accidents last year and 3,600 disabling ones, OSHA and NFPA are beginning the crack down on the lack of understanding of the potential dangers of arc flash, and disregard for the use of the proper protective clothing and gear by people who work in the equipment,” said industry insider Brock Darnell of Eaton Electric at the meeting. “Four workers per day are admitted to burn units because of electrical accidents.”
The first steps towards compliance with the new mandates? Gathering an electrical distribution system equipment inventory, complete with manufacturer’s name-plate ratings and data, will help you begin to understand where the potential for arc flash danger is in electrical distribution system in your facility. In the long run, the completed study must be stamped by an electrical engineer and can become very costly, but facility managers can begin to take the process apart by looking at their critical gear first, and then adding downstream components as time and money allow.
As with most things OSHA related, overnight compliance is not expected but facility managers must show that they are taking steps to comply. Help and advice is available from specialty electrical contractors such as Eaton Electric who have a service department trained in proactive, preventative maintenance. Failure to make steps in the right direction can result in citations and fines.
Need more information? Follow the link at www.fmanm.com to the presentation provided by Eaton Electric.
Mary Archuleta with Relevant Solutions has been involved in HVAC and building controls for 25 years and has experienced everything from the demanding Sandia Laboratories contracts to the world-wide reach of Johnson Controls. In her own words, "I love the importance of the mission that the Facility Manager Association promotes, helping students with technical scholarships join our community. Just being a part of this team that brings this to our community through education and also the fun activities that FMA supports---golf, baseball, the October trade show—is an amazing opportunity for me. I hope to be able to introduce many of my customers to this exciting group and look forward to contributing to this team which has already accomplished so much good!
Kellie Gleaton with StaffingSolutions/ResourceMFG is a 2013 graduate of the University of New Mexico. She has volunteered at the FMA golf tournament for the last 5 years and has assisted at the annual FAB O&M Show for as long. She is as a staff performance manager for her company and works onsite for one of the Albuquerque's biggest manufacturing clients where she over sees recruitment, onboarding, payroll and employee relations for contract employees. "I look forward to encouraging other facility managers to take advantage of membership in FMA for their own professional development, as well for the opportunity along the way to help add money to the scholarships at UNM and CNM which are so very important."
Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities. They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies. Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance. Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.
But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities. Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier.
Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office 505-476-4372, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at email@example.com