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A singing chicken, two left-handed gloves, and a coconut bra are among some of the most unusual — and inappropriate — holiday gifts exchanged in the workplace.

Friday Funny: What Not To Give

Friday Funny: What Not To Give

A singing chicken, two left-handed gloves, and a coconut bra are among some of the most unusual — and inappropriate — holiday gifts exchanged in the workplace.

Green Seal Proposes Cleaning Product Standards Revisions

Feedback from industry professionals and other interested parties is welcome, and a webinar offers an opportunity to learn more.

Building Safety, Innovation, Energy Efficiency Advanced In Gulf Countries

The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.

FM Alert: OSHA Issues Construction Safety Recommendations, Extends Deadline

Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.

SL Green’s Energy Retrofit Wins IREM Sustainability Award

The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

How To Navigate The Property Condition Assessment Industry

Are all Property Condition Assessment (PCA) reports the same? How do you navigate the PCA consulting world to find the scope of services you are looking for?

Cyber Monday: More Employees Shopping Online At Work

Survey finds 53% of employees are using time at work to shop online, up from last year; nearly one in four employers say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity, down slightly from last year.

Question Of The Week: To Gift — Or Not To Gift — At Work?

As the holiday season kicks off, many workers are starting to wonder if it’s appropriate to exchange gifts at work. What works and what doesn't?

Is Your Organization Prepared For An Active Shooter?

Learn what your organization can do to be prepared for the evolving active shooter threat with a new eBook from Everbridge.

Organizations Remain Unprepared For Cyberattacks

A two-year study by IBM and Ponemon shows a decline in cyber resilience in 2016:  66 percent aren’t confident in their ability to recover from cyberattacks.

BluPrint App From Staples Business Advantage

New app helps customers better visualize what facility enhancements can do for their workplace, while helping them save money, and increase efficiency and productivity.

Veteran Job Satisfaction Takes A Dip

A new survey finds that 57 percent of veteran employees say they are satisfied and enjoy their work, down from 65 percent in 2015.

Build And Sustain A Successful Ergonomics Process

A new e-book shows companies how to implement and sustain a world-class ergonomics process.

2016 Find It-Fix It Challenge Winners Announced

Humantech's annual Find It – Fix it Challenge recognizes effective workplace solutions that increase productivity and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.

FM Alert: New Concrete Building Guide Available

The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.

FM Alert: BOMA 360 Program Continues Global Expansion

The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

Webinar: Insights Into Sustainability For Your Next Roofing Project

View this free video webinar and find out the industry's most common non residential roofing standards and labels, their differences, and how they're used.

Green Offices Improve Productivity

Keeping staff healthy and happy improves productivity and boosts businesses’ bottom line, according to the World Green Building Council.

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

Better Workplace, Better Workforce

Companies are increasingly taking a “lead-with-labor" approach when it comes to the location of their workplace, according to CBRE.

Did You Miss Our “Get Smart About Smart Buildings” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn the definition of a "smart building," the latest trends in technology, benefits of smart building technologies, and steps to assess and create a smart building.

FM Alert: OSHA Meeting On Construction Safety And Health Scheduled

In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.

Friday Funny: Blame It On The Llama

Faking a cough and claiming to be ill isn’t enough these days. Here are the year’s craziest excuses for calling in “sick,” courtesy of CareerBuilder.

FM Alert: New Workplace Wellbeing White Paper Released

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

Making Buildings Bright (and Smart) Using Lighting Control Systems

View this free webinar video and learn about the system architecture, key hardware components, and software platform in a networked lighting control system; energy management strategies; and current and future trends driving adoption.

Excellence in Energy Efficiency Recognized

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.

Transforming The Future Of Work: Top Five Trends

Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.

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!

Question of the Week: Keeping Workers With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Safe

A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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