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Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an end.


Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an end.

Mosquitoes Pose Risk To Businesses Despite Dry Weather Conditions

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Solis Speaks Out On Fatal Occupational Injuries In 2011

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In a statement regarding the slightly lower number workplace fatalities for 2011, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said, “We will continue to collaborate with employers, workers, labor leaders, and safety and health professionals to ensure that every American who clocks in for a shift can make it home safe and sound at the end of the day.”



FRIDAY FUNNY: Jumanji Comes To JFK Airport

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Last summer, New York’s JFK Airport was invaded by turtles—more than 100 of the diamondback terrapins slowly made their way across the tarmac, causing flight delays and generally wreaking havoc at the busy airport. At a news conference on September 20, 2012, Port Authority commissioners approved plans for a world class, $32 million animal handling facility at JFK. Terrapins welcome!


Design-Build Institute Of America Announces 2012 Award Winners

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In a departure from tradition, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is announcing the winners of its National Design-Build Project Awards Competition in advance of the November 8 award ceremony at the 2012 Design-Build Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA. Yet to be announced: the 2012 Best Overall Project Award and the 2012 Design Excellence Award.



New Metric Could Help Facility Managers Optimize Daylighting

The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making process are based on overly simplified assumptions.