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Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

GE Lighting Recalls High-Intensity LED Lamps Due to Impact Hazard

GE has received four reports of the lamp separating from the lamp base. No injuries or property damage have been reported, but there is potential for the lamp to fall onto people below, posing an impact hazard.

FM Alert: Beware Counterfeit Electrical Products

Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.

Friday Funny: Spring Forward, Fall Apart?

The old expression “Spring forward, fall back” reminds us to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins this Sunday, March 13.

Spring’s Here! Time To Start Planning For Winter

If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).

Finding Added Value In Your Security Team

AlliedBarton Security Services shares 10 things your security team should be doing for you right now, but probably isn’t.

How To Relieve Eye Strain From Overexposure To Computers

Most Americans experience vision problems due to overexposure to computers. The American Optometric Association suggests five simple steps to relieve digital eye strain at work.

Winter Weather Checks For Roofing

When inspecting roofs as the winter weather wanes, check for these five potential problems.

Role Of Emotions At Work To Be Studied

The Faas Foundation and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence have formed the Emotion Revolution in the Workplace to investigate the role emotions play in the work environment.

FM Alert: Help Develop New Building Safety, Fire Prevention, And Energy Efficiency Codes

International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.

Question Of The Week: Is This Worker’s Injury Recordable?

An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.

Question Of The Week: Winter Weather Hazards

A facility executive wants to know, "What hazards do my facilities staff face when working outside in winter?"

American University Weathers Record Blizzard

Winter storm Jonas dumped up to three feet of snow on the metro DC area, leaving American University's FM department to battle the blizzard.

FM Alert: Workplace Violence Infographic

Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Address Safety Concerns For Older Workers?

A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population's specific safety concerns.

FM Alert: Impact Of Sit-Stand Equipment On Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disabilities, influencing employee productivity and ultimately significantly impacting the economic well-being of a business.

Question of the Week: What Mistakes Are Made During Workplace Violence Training?

If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.

Preventing And Thawing Frozen Pipes

With temperatures dropping below freezing around the country, it’s important to be prepared for the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes.

FM Alert: Free Fire and Extinguisher Safety Training Course

A free training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace is being offered by UL Workplace Health & Safety as part of its comprehensive online eLearning library.

Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.

FM Alert: Worker Endangerment Initiative Addresses Violations

Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.

New Year’s Task: Building Envelope Check

With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.

15 Steps To Mitigate Disasters

From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

FM Alert: Preventing Workplace Violence In Healthcare Settings

OSHA has unveiled a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.

Question of the Week: What Are The Cleaning Benefits of Aqueous Ozone?

Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Ready For Winter Weather?

This guide will help you prepare your facilities’ facades, roofs, plazas, and parking garages for the intense storm systems predicted for this winter.

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