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Professional-Development | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Safety issues take a backseat to productivity and those in high-risk jobs are afraid to report safety issues, finds a recent National Safety Council survey.

One Third Of American Workers Say Employers Pick Productivity Over Safety

One Third Of American Workers Say Employers Pick Productivity Over Safety

Safety issues take a backseat to productivity and those in high-risk jobs are afraid to report safety issues, finds a recent National Safety Council survey.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

FM Alert: OSHA Training To Improve Federal Worker Safety, Health

OSHA will conduct a three-day training event in August to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.

FM Alert: Next Installment Of ADA Standards Guide Available

The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.

Equipment Leasing And FASB Changes

In early 2016, a long anticipated lease accounting standard revision was approved.

Friday Funny: Wasting Time At Work

Whether they're searching for dates online, making macaroni art, or texting, a recent survey found two or more hours a day are lost in productivity because employees are distracted.

Healthcare Waiting Room Design

Whether in a hospital, medical office building, or urgent care center, healthcare waiting rooms aim to provide comfort and convenience.

Key Survey Findings: Campus Facility Management

Results indicate high customer satisfaction and proper staffing levels are high on the list of campus facility management priorities.

Predictive Analytics For “Low-Tech” Facilities

For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.

Facility Retrofit: Visibility In Multi-Site Maintenance

With 150+ locations in 19 states and District of Columbia, Denver-based CorePower Yoga needed to centralize its work order process.

Friday Funny: Snack Bandits

More than 70 percent of American office workers are victims of food theft at work — but only 1/3 admit to taking food that wasn't theirs.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

Leadership Support Linked To Workplace Well-Being

Nearly three-fourths of employees with senior managers who show support through involvement and commitment to well-being initiatives said their organization helps employees develop a healthy lifestyle.

Employee Engagement Linked To Workplace Satisfaction

The new Global Workplace Report from Steelcase finds increased control over work experience ties to higher employee engagement.

FM Alert: OSHA Schedules NACOSH Meeting

OSHA will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), June 14-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Russelectric Training Simulators From Russelectric

PC-based simulator allows personnel to train on the operation of their switchgear in an office environment.

Employees Are Leading Cause Of Data Breaches

60 percent of companies believe their employees are not knowledgeable about the company's security risks, according to a new study from Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute.

Material Handling Most Frequent Cause Of Workplace Injuries

Workers suffering sprains and strains average 57 days away from work, according to Travelers’ new Injury Impact Report.

Question Of The Week: How To Reduce Cleaning Costs?

Reducing cleaning supply costs can provide major savings for your facility. Here's a list of 10 ways you can meet that goal, from the National Service Alliance.

Friday Funny: Workers Want More Vacation They Probably Won’t Use

A recent survey reveals that employees value more paid time off, even if they are unlikely to ever use it. Can an app help?

FM Alert: OSHA’s New Work Injury Reporting Rule In Effect August 10

New reporting requirements will ‘nudge’ employers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, job seekers, customers, and the public that they operate safe and well-managed facilities

Did You Miss Our “In-Building Cellular: Enabling The Smart Building” Webinar?

During this free video webinar, you'll learn how small cells can enable the reliable and secure network you need to manage your facility and deliver the secure coverage and capacity your corporate tenants are demanding.

White House Event Stresses Resiliency In Building Codes/Standards

The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.

Rise Of IoT Prompts Facility Professionals To Invest In Analytics

Lack of resources and investment rank as top challenges to interpreting building data, according to a new study by Schneider Electric.

Facility Management Critical To Infection Control

In a new report from JLL, Infection Control Rises to Top of C-Suite Agenda, a panel of facilities management infection control experts connect effective facility design, operations, and management to the ability to control and dramatically reduce healthcare-associated infections.

President Obama Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.

Technology, Aging Facilities Impacting Education Facility Budgets

SchoolDude's inaugural Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Study surveyed more than 400 K-12 and higher education facilities, maintenance, and operations professionals.

Facility Executives Say Customer Satisfaction Most Challenging Responsibility

When it comes to delivering high quality support services, a new survey from Canon reveals that maintaining high customer satisfaction is facility executives’ most important and most challenging responsibility.

Friday Funny: The Verdict’s In On Pets At Work

Banfield Pet Hospital recently released its first ever Pet-Friendly Workplace PAWrometer survey, revealing the impact pet-friendly workplaces have on employees and human resources decision makers.

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