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Workplace Deaths Decline, but Suicides on the Rise

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that workplace-related fatalities fell by 10 percent in 2008. Last year there were 5,071 fatal work injuries in the U.S., down from 5,657 deaths in 2007. The new fatality figure represents the smallest total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program was initiated in 1992. The new rate is 3.6 fatal work injuries per 100,000 full-time workers, down from 4 fatal work injuries per... ...Read More...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fixed Output Electronic Ballast

Philips Lighting Electronics has expanded its family of Optanium 28 Watt T5 electronic ballasts to include a fixed output version designed to support recessed lighting... ...Read More...

Touring Orlando Facilities

Workplace professionals will have the chance to experience Orlando firsthand during exclusive tours of Walt Disney World Resort, Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants Corporate Headquarters, JetBlue University, Lincoln Plaza, and the Orange County Convention... ...Read More...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Tierra By Armstrong

This ceiling from Armstrong has attained Cradle to Cradle™ Silver certification from... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: 2009 Chicago CANstruction Winners

The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food... ...Read More...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: RPM10 Tachometer

Extech Instruments, a supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, has introduced a new photo/contact... ...Read More...

IFMA Announces New Religious Facilities Community of Practice and Hosts Introductory Webinar

The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Religious Facilities Community, a new community of practice devoted to those who work as full-time, part-time or volunteer facility managers in their houses of worship. IFMA’s communities of practice are organized special interest groups that unite members of specific industries not represented by the association’s... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Vacation On A Shoestring

Travelers taking advantage of a deal in San Diego need to pack more than... ...Read More...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: OctaGuard XT

Carlisle SynTec has introduced this new weathering package for all of its Sure-Weld TPO roofing... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: When Jargon Turns to Babble

From the BBC Web Site, published on 16 June 2008 (by way of Peter SJF... ...Read More...