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There’s a strange little Blog entry now posted on the FC Now site…Killer Offices that was posted around the same time as a “Killer Boss” piece was printed in Fast Company. Do you have any comments about the alleged link between early fatality rates and the workplace stress level? Are these complaints legit?


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There’s a strange little Blog entry now posted on the FC Now site…Killer Offices that was posted around the same time as a “Killer Boss” piece was printed in Fast Company. Do you have any comments about the alleged link between early fatality rates and the workplace stress level? Are these complaints legit?

Link between workplace noise and heart attacks?

There's a strange little Blog entry now posted on the FC Now site...Killer Offices that was posted around the same time as a "Killer...

Security in a post 9/11 world–better or worse than before?

Hard to believe that some experts are claiming the U.S. is in a less favorable position to defend itself against another attack than it...

The plight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s educational legacy

Faced with $100 million in facilities repairs and development, both of Frank Lloyd Wright's educational endeavors face difficult times. Ted Robbins of NPR has...

The plight of Frank Lloyd Wright's educational legacy

Faced with $100 million in facilities repairs and development, both of Frank Lloyd Wright's educational endeavors face difficult times. Ted Robbins of NPR has...

Friday Funny: Engineering Ingenuity

Bear with me, members of the faithful FacilityBlog community, while I slog through the backlog of work that has piled up in my absence....

Guide to contractor cleaning

Cleaning tips, ideas, and suggestions should help BSCs work more efficiently and develop skills and procedures that help them protect the health of building occupants—the ultimate goal of cleaning.

Dec. 4-8: Lean Management Conference

The IIE Lean Management Solutions Conference will be held next week in Orlando, FL. The program focuses on how companies have successfully used...

The future of safety

Compliance should not be the only goal and safety should be viewed as a process and a business core value, not a program, says ASSE member Darryl C. Hill, CSP, of Michigan.

Professional Development: Purchasing Habits And Costs

Guest Contributor Laura Brown illustrates how decisions regarding supplier selection can dictate potential savings.

NIST REPORT: Effective air barriers can reduce energy consumption by 40%

A study released last month by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), "Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on...

FM Frequency: What It Really Means

Ever wonder what job placement ads are really saying when they describe a job? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane cuts through the jargon and gets the real answers.

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar photovoltaics.

Special Report: Simply Soy

Installing soy bean oil based insulation can change the complexion of facilities.

The Facility Technologist: Cell Phones And Facilities

Various technologies can be used to combat dead zones, holes, espionage, and more.

Wireless Trends: The Case For Wireless

By overcoming initial hesitations, facility managers can turn a wireless system into a company asset.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone from FacilityBlog wishes you a safe, happy, healthy, and emergency free holiday.Regular comments should resume on December 1, 2005, but we invite you...

Cable code seminar in Toronto: Nov. 29

Is your building up-to-code? Buildings around the country are being cited every day for National Electrical Code (NEC) violations due to the presence of...

WEB EXCLUSIVE CASE STUDY: Security at a small college

For campus security officials, student safety is the number one priority. One of the unique problems in securing the common areas of residence halls is that you don’t want students to have to bring a key or ID card with them every time they go to watch TV or use the bathroom.

CARE and Tricycle Team Up To Reduce Carpet to Landfills

CARE established an ambitious schedule to divert 40% of carpet landfill waste by the year 2012 by focusing upon post-consumer carpet waste, helping to identify, promote, and develop carpet reclamation and recycling programs.

Used equipment now on eBay

This service hopes to offer a steady stream of quality used equipment - from skid steer loaders, mini-excavators and aerial lifts, to generators, welders, and more.

Improved workplace practices net top talent

Peng shares a few best workplace tips for principals who want to attract and retain top talent. Map out opportunities for growth, emphasize professional development, implement a work-life balance and share the wealth.

ARI and ASHRAE to develop mutual HVAC standards

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) have approved a new cooperative agreement...

The best and the worst

According to a new survey, Camden, NJ is the most dangerous city in the country, followed by Detroit, St. Louis, Flint, Richmond, and Baltimore....

Safety for an aging workforce

As those born between 1946 and 1964, the large ‘baby boomer’ generation, ages so to does our workforce while the labor pool shrinks. Currently,...

Massive layoffs at GM

Plant closures will hit Doraville, GA, Oklahoma City, and Lansing, MI. This is in addition to closures that took place earlier this year in...

Answers to last Friday’s OSHA violation quiz

ANSWERS: The violations are given along with the regulation numbers that address them. Workplace is a mess: 1910.22(a)(1) Rats: 1910.141(a)(5) LP forklift used in...

Answers to last Friday’s OSHA violation quiz

ANSWERS: The violations are given along with the regulation numbers that address them. Workplace is a mess: 1910.22(a)(1) Rats: 1910.141(a)(5) LP forklift used in EE...

Services & Maintenance: Aerial View

Facility managers can use technology to stay on top of roof conditions.

Look out education FMs: MIT presents the $100 laptop

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled the first working prototype of the $100 laptop Nov. 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society in...

Friday Funny: Spot the OSHA Violations

The safety professionals at MANCOMM created this picture through extensive Photoshop retouching, so no workers or animals were actually endangered. In the picture, how...

High airborne mold levels, post-Katrina

Interesting article in USA Today regarding high airborne mold levels post-Katrina.

Avian flu adds to cold and flu season worries

More than half the people in a new survey about the upcoming cold and flu season say they are concerned about the possibility of...

Winners of the 2005 Brick in Architecture Awards

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently announced the winners of its 2005 Brick in Architecture Awards. Each winning project demonstrated the importance of good...

Bonus funny: the link between cell phones and Finnish toilets

Amusing and odd little news item in today's Register.

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