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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.


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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.

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Realty Trust Group Offers Guidance On Healthcare ETS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.

Opinion: Apply For Workplace Hazard, Infectious Disease Training Grants

OSHA's Jim Frederick explains how the Department of Labor is helping workers through expanded OSHA training grants for non-profit organizations.

Security, Safety Top List Of Education Facility Managers’ Priorities

A survey of education facility managers reveals campus access control, site security, and occupant safety are key focus areas.

Safeguarding Historic Structures With Advanced Smoke Detection

Open-area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID) offers early warning in high, voluminous spaces without intrusive ceiling mounts.

Pick Your Preferred Potty, Now Through August 20

Cintas has selected the finalists for its 2021 America’s Best Restroom® contest, which means it's time for you to vote for your favorite. 

International Code Council Releases Three Wildfire Prevention Resources

Modern building codes and standards are the foundation of fire adapted communities, helping to reduce risk and increase community resilience from all hazards including wildfire.

IFMA Foundation Announces FY2021-22 Board of Trustees

A separate entity from IFMA, the non-profit focuses on promoting education for facility management profession and highlighting FM as a career of choice.

ACEEE Announces 2021 Champions of Energy Efficiency In Industry

This year’s Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award winners include six influential experts from government and the private sector.

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections

A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.

Healthy Buildings Is The Focus Of NIBS’ 2020 Moving Forward Report

The National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council recommends three components of healthy buildings to President Biden and policymakers.

Ecore Offers Athletic Flooring CEU

A new continuing education unit (CEU) offered by Ecore focuses on the benefits of high-performance fitness and athletic flooring.

One Third Of Small Businesses Experience Workplace Violence

Four in 10 managers believe workplace violence is getting worse, and workers are anxious about their safety and security, according to a new HSB survey.

BOMI International Names New Board Leadership

As new chair of the BOMI International Board of Trustees, Tim O’Donald, RPA takes the reins from Nicholas E. Stolatis, RPA®, CPM®, LEED®-AP.

ASHRAE Announces 2021-22 President, Officers, Directors

Mick Schwedler, new ASHRAE President, announced theme for his term is “Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots.”

Over $21M Available For Workplace Hazard, Infectious Disease Training

The OSHA training grants are available to non-profit organizations through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

American Workers Poised To Vacation With A Vengeance

2021 Priceline Work-Life Balance Report finds 92% of American employees are planning to vacation to make up for lost travel last year.

NFPA Releases New Report On Fire In The U.S. 

Research highlights factors that have reduced loss since the America Burning report was released in 1973, and areas where work is still needed.

OSHA Issues ETS To Protect Healthcare Workers From COVID-19

OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

Large Occupant Public And Lounge Seating Standard Approved

The new standard has two performance levels, for 400-pound users and 600-pound users, and applies to lounge and public seating.

U.S. Department Of Labor Schedules NACOSH Meeting

A meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will be held June 22 via teleconference and WebEx.

New Survey Identifies IAQ As Driver For Economic Growth

Majority of millennials say they will feel safer returning to offices with real-time indoor air quality (IAQ) information.

Tech Training Center Will Be Virginia’s First Net Zero Higher Ed Building

Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.

OSHA To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail Requirements

Proposed rule clarifies previous requirements for handrails and stair rail systems, provides flexibility in the transition to OSHA’s newer requirements.

One Years’ Waste Could Build More Than 538 Statues Of Liberty

New research by Compare the Market reveals the number of times different countries could re-create iconic landmarks based on their daily plastic waste.

Construction Safety And Health Advisory Committee Members Named

The 15 ACCSH members will advise and assist the assistant secretary on occupational safety and health in construction standards.

UK, U.S. To Collaborate On Improving The Built Environment

The National Institute of Building Sciences will work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain on the development of the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program.

British Architects, Google Arts & Culture Launch Digital Partnership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the first UK organization dedicated to architecture to publish its collection on Google Arts & Culture.

OSHA Rule Proposal To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail System Requirements

Since OSHA published a final rule on walking-working surfaces and PPE in 2016 that updated requirements for slip, trip, and fall hazards, the agency received questions asking when handrails are required, and about height requirements for handrails on stairs and stair rail systems.

NIBS Opens Call For Speakers For Building Innovation 2021

The National Institute of Building Sciences' September virtual conference will feature tracks on Resilience, Technology, and Workplace.

DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative Saves $13.5B In Energy Costs

New report highlights 12 organizations achieving bold energy, water, financing Goals; DOE launches new $12 million lighting prize.

World FM Day 2021 Celebrates The Work Of Facility Management

This year's theme, Celebrating FM: Standing Tall Beyond The Pandemic, recognizes the challenges and achievements of facilities professionals over the past 12 months.

Updated Healthcare Facility Ventilation Standard Published

The updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to healthcare facilities designers.

Zigbee Alliance Rebrands As Connectivity Standards Alliance

From the Alliance’s founding technology, Zigbee, to its most recent IP-based standard, Matter, the Alliance has been on a mission to simplify and harmonize the IoT.

Are You Ready? National Hurricane Preparedness Week

With the Pacific hurricane season starting May 15 and the Atlantic season on June 1, this week the EPA is helping the public prepare and plan for hurricanes.

Energy Management Cost Effective In Industrial, Commercial Buildings

New report provides comprehensive snapshot of strategic energy management (SEM) — a systematic process to holistically manage energy use to improve efficiency.

Just In Time For World Password Day: Worst Password Awards!

May 6 is World Password Day. What better time to hand out awards for the worst passwords?

National Electrical Safety Month Includes Focus on Workplace, Buildings

Sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), this year's theme for the annual campaign is “Connected to Safety,” focused on emerging technology.

Pittsburgh Custodian Crowned 2021 Cintas Custodian of the Year

With over 70,000 votes, Cintas Corporation crowned Mike Heiry of North Allegheny Intermediate High School the 2021 Cintas Custodian of the Year.

Virtual Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

The International Code Council's 41st annual awareness campaign about building safety features free resources and events for the public.

15 Cities, Counties Join LEED Government Leadership Program

USGBC LEED certification helps cities and counties accelerate progress on climate change, resilience, and social equity challenges.

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