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Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.

FM Alert: New Workplace Wellbeing White Paper Released

FM Alert: New Workplace Wellbeing White Paper Released

Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!

FM Alert: OSHA Proposes Respiratory Protection Changes

OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.

IFMA Honors 2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The recipients of IFMA’s 2016 Awards of Excellence—including the new FM Innovation Award—were announced at the World Workplace Conference & Expo in San Diego last week.

Winsley Mid-Back Chairs Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

About 129,000 of the Winsley Mid-Back Chairs were sold at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide and online at officedepot.com.

FM Alert: 7 Steps To Protect Elevators During A Flood

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.

New Report: Global FM Market Tops $1 Trillion

New research from IFMA and Global FM showcases the factors contributing to the tremendous growth of the facility management profession.

FM Alert: New OSHA Whistleblower Settlement Guidelines

OSHA has issued new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases.

FM Alert: OSHA Requests Shipyard Safety Information

OSHA is seeking information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment; use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems.

FM Alert: OSHA, Health Canada Update Workplace Chemicals Work Plan

The plan is part of ongoing efforts between OSHA and Health Canada to reduce regulatory barriers between U.S. and Canadian systems responsible for chemical safety.

FM Alert: APPA Plans Second ANSI Standard

The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.

FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

FM Alert: OSHA Seeking Nominations For Safety And Health Council

OSHA is accepting nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).

FM Alert: OSHA Pilots New Expedited Whistleblower Review Process

The goal is to bring about quicker resolution for whistleblowers and their employers regarding claims of retaliation for reporting safety and other concerns on the job.

FM Alert: New Spanish-Language Roofing Guidelines

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has translated eight of its most popular educational Technical Bulletins into Spanish.

FM Alert: OSHA Kicks Off “Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge”

OSHA is challenging inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.

FM Alert: GA Tech Studies Clean Power Plan Impact On Energy Costs

The paper examines an array of Clean Power Plan strategies related to buildings, ranging from incremental to transformational.

FM Alert: UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule

Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.

Go To Bootcamp With ENERGY STAR This Summer

In the spirit of its ENERGY STAR “Battle of the Buildings,” EPA introduces this 90 day competition focused on energy and water savings.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

FM Alert: New Model Aquatic Health Code Released

The CDC's updated MAHC assures science-based best practices to improve health and safety at public aquatic facilities.

Sodexo School Facility Directors Complete EPA’s IAQ Master Class

Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.

FM Alert: OSHA Injury, Illness Tracking Rule Delayed

OSHA has delayed the effective date for its new rule enforcing employees’ rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses.

FM Alert: Corporate Real Estate Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

This Week, World FM Day Shines Light On Global Reach

Facility management professionals take part in events this week that highlight the profession as well as the impact of FM on building occupants and organizations throughout the world.

Fines For Workplace Safety Violations Up 78% Starting Aug. 1

The increased penalties are meant to keep pace with the cost of living, which can lead to significant benefits for workers and level the playing field for responsible employers.

IFMA Announces 2016-17 Board Of Directors

The 2016-17 Chair is Maureen Ehrenberg, executive managing director of Integrated Facilities Management, JLL, in Chicago, Illinois. IFMA also welcomes six new board members with a variety of international experience.

Johnson Controls Supports Low-GWP Refrigerant Research

The company donated $100K for development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants.

FM Alert: OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Fireworks Dangers

As July 4th plans kick into high gear, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers. Last year, two workers were killed and four injured in an explosion at an Alabama fireworks manufacturing facility.

FM Alert: Learn How To Protect Building Control Systems

Three National Institute of Building Sciences quarterly cybersecurity workshops are scheduled for July.

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