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Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for training articles.


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.

Physical Security Planning

The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.

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.

Employers Will Be Challenged To Re-engineer The Workplace, Attract And Retain People

Bold, innovative, and forward-thinking human resource strategies are needed to develop leaders, engage employees, and improve workplace culture as the global economy starts to grow rapidly.

FM Issue: Mission Critical Training

A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run 24/7.

Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers

With a talent shortage on the horizon, the IFMA Foundation has introduced the Global Workplace Workforce Initiative.

Friday Funny: Play The Safety Game

Assistant Secretary Michaels unveils OSHA's new interactive training web tool on identifying workplace hazards.

WHITE PAPER: The Fundamentals Of Delegating Responsibility

New IREM® leadership development white paper lays out the fundamentals of delegating responsibilities to others.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Basic HVAC Training

Where should a facility management professional look for advanced training that addresses larger HVAC systems?

Tricks Of The Trade: Continuing Education

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom sorts through the various continuing education options for one operations manager. From the August 2013 issue.

OSHA Announces Recordkeeping Rule Changes

OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries and illnesses.

OSHA Offers Training To Federal Agencies On Worker Safety And Health

OSHA developed this training event to ensure that federal workplaces have safety programs and standards consistent with those in the private sector.

OSHA Videos Demo Safe Respirator Use

The agency has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on their jobs.

BOMI International and BOMA International Announcement

The organizations will dedicate resources in pursuit of four initiatives beginning this fall. As progress is made, both groups will report back to enlist the help of their constituencies.

OSHA Awards Millions In Safety Training Grants

This grant program is an important component of OSHA’s efforts to provide workers in high-risk industries with training about job hazards and their rights.

Companies Salute Safety Efforts In New ASSE Program

Hundreds of companies have taken the time to salute their safety professionals and teams highlighting their commitment to workplace safety for OSHP 2011 day.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Beating Bed Bugs

We have had several instances where bed bugs have bitten students, but the bugs could not be officially detected by a certified expert. How I could become more knowledgeable regarding this issue?

IFMA Unveils Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

The International Facility Management Association has announced its newest credential, the Sustainability Facility Professional™. More than a building certification and rating system, the SFP™...

FRIDAY FUNNY: No Laughing Matter for Fountain Lady

So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?

ASHRAE Applauds Federal Training Law Signing

Federal legislation recently signed into law will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions.

BOMI International Waives Fees Until January 1, 2011

On Monday, November 15, BOMI International announced it would waive all enrollment fees through the end of 2010.

Online Office Measurement Standard Training In The Works

Three organization reach an agreement to develop and market an online training program for BOMA International’s 2010 Office Floor Measurement Standard, Office Buildings: Standards Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010).

Facility Training vs. Unemployment Checks

As unemployment throughout the country remains at record levels approaching 10%, AFE officials urged state employment agencies to provide unemployed workers with training in facilities-related professions where there is a growing shortage of skilled workers.

DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a total of $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

From OSHA: Oil Spill Cleanup Safety Guides

Development of the safety guides and fact sheets has grown out of a partnership between OSHA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to promote protective measures for Gulf Coast oil spill responders.

FRIDAY FUNNY: No Train, No Gain

In facilities management, training and education are essential parts of the job. The same holds true to an even greater extent in military training (which can actually be humorous, as illustrated by these quotes from military training manuals)!

OSHA Construction Safety Course Mandatory in Seven States

The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1, 2010.

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Strengthens Integrity of Outreach Training Program

In an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, OSHA is strengthening the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by improving how trainers become authorized to teach and ensuring these trainers are in compliance with OSHA program guidelines.

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