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Held August 10-16, Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.


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Held August 10-16, Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

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OSHA Encourages Employers To Mark National Safe + Sound Week

Held August 10-16, Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls Rescheduled

OSHA has rescheduled the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction for September 14-18, 2020.

ESPC: The Remedy Schools Need During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The ESPC approach to facility retrofits is the ideal method to implement disinfection strategies in funding-strapped government and educational buildings.

ASHRAE Announces Winners Of 2020 Student Design Competition

The 2020 Student Design Competition and Applied Engineering Challenge encourages students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.

ACI Adds Shotcrete Inspector Certification

The American Concrete Institute developed the program to certify personnel who prove they have advanced knowledge of shotcrete inspection practices.

The COVID-19 Impact: Are Consumers Still Afraid To Shop In Stores?

Even as more retailers require shoppers to wear masks, a growing number of consumers feel unsafe in shopping malls, warehouse clubs, and big box retailers, according to a new survey.

COVID-19 Impacts Residence Hall Design Trends

With careful planning, residence hall design can balance health concerns while providing a nurturing environment for students.

New Facilities Achieve Gold Standard Of Cleanliness

GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations.

OU To Install Microbe-Fighting Devices In Residence Hall Rooms

The University of Oklahoma will install 2,300 antimicrobial devices in residence hall towers on its Norman campus in an effort to provide students the cleanest possible campus living environment.

Touchless.Design Initiative To Create Touchless Kiosks For Museums

Working with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Ideum will design a unique touchless kiosk that will orient visitors to the "nation's collection of fine art" with a wave of the hand.

Which Face Masks Reduce Transmission Of COVID-19 Most Effectively?

Using flow visualization, FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science researchers qualitatively tested commonly-used facemasks and social distancing.

Reopening Drives Need For Safe Sanitizer, Disinfectant Refilling Solutions

As demand for disinfectant and hand sanitizer surges, properly engineered refilling stations with pumps capable of safely transferring flammable materials should be utilized.

Six Ways COVID-19 Is Transforming Restroom Design

Bradley Corp. shares design strategies to help guard against coronavirus and other germ transmission in public restrooms.

Five Key Considerations For Remote Video Inspection Programs

New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.

IES, IUVA Developing UV-C Disinfection Standards

Illuminating Engineering Society and International Ultraviolet Association are collaborating on ANSI standards for measuring ultraviolet C-band sources used for disinfection.

8 Ways To Help Employees Work Safely In Summer Heat

Summer has arrived, and OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.

Sustainable Ratings, SITES And TRUE, Release Safety First Pilot Credits

In response to COVID-19, GBCI introduces these credits focused on landscape management and zero waste for buildings and sites.

Airflow Model Could Help Reduce Exposure To Coronavirus Aerosols

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an online tool that could help decrease the concentration of aerosols.

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.

IFMA, Denver Launch Facility Management Talent Development Program

With over 1,300 openings in facility management in the metro area, IFMA Foundation, the IFMA Denver Chapter, and Denver Economic Development and Opportunity are collaborating to fill the looming talent gap. 

Most Americans Won’t Use COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Based on a June survey, 71% of Americans say they don't plan to download a contact tracing app, citing digital privacy concerns as the main reason.

National Safety Council: OSHA Must Protect Workers From COVID-19

Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.

New LEED Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.

FDA Revises Rules Regarding Decontamination, Reuse Of Respirators

Based on an increased understanding of the performance and design of certain respirators, the FDA has decided that they should not be decontaminated for reuse by healthcare personnel.

NYC Real Estate Leaders Issue Guidelines For Reentering Office Buildings

As New Yorkers head back to work, business and labor union leaders from the real estate industry have created comprehensive office protocols to put public health and safety first.

USGBC Emergency Pilot Credit Addresses Green Cleaning And COVID-19

USGBC has introduced a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system to support facilities as they work to respond to COVID-19 through sustainable, healthy practices.

Fire And Life Safety Insights For Reopening Buildings

To help building industry stakeholders navigate all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Fire Protection Association has responded with a variety of resources.

Six Social Distancing Tips To Keep Employees Safe At Work 

OSHA has issued an alert listing steps employers can follow to implement social distancing in the workplace and help protect workers from exposure to COVID-19.

IFMA Foundation Introduces Facility Management Scholarship For Sustainability

The Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional Scholarship is open to young facility management professionals. Applications are due by June 30, 2020.

Cleaning Tax Credit For Businesses Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

The Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit for businesses would offset the costs of cleaning services, purchasing cleaning products, and sanitary-related equipment, as well as training.

Cleaning Industry Research Institute Issues Guidance For COVID-19 Decontamination

The technical document outlines best practices for COVID-19 decontamination, including cleaning, disinfection, worker safety, and post cleaning measurement.

Physician Group Joins COVID-19 Worker Safety Task Force 

The National Safety Council SAFER program guides employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-pandemic environment.

Five Restroom Upgrades To Improve Hand Washing, Minimize Germs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, here are several considerations for keeping restrooms clean, maintained, well-equipped and prepared for a healthy hand washing experience.

Organizations Fear Increased Risks Due To Work-From-Home Changes

A new HiveIO study reveals legacy technology reliance cannot efficiently support a remote workforce and protect critical data.

OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.

$11.5M In Worker Safety, Health Training Grants Available From OSHA

Three types of training grants will fund education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus.

U.S. Employers Making Plans To Get Workers Back To Work Safely

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions survey of more than 200 employers found 88% have a COVID-19 return-to-work task force in place.

8 Tips To Keep Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Facility Workers Safe

A new alert from OSHA lists safety tips employers can use to protect nursing home and long-term care facility workers from exposure to the coronavirus.

World FM Day 2020: Celebrating Our Environment

Now more than ever, it’s important to acknowledge and thank those who keep facilities healthy and safe for occupants.

U.S. EPA Releases Web-Based List N Tool To Identify COVID-19 Disinfectants

The tool from EPA aims to speed up the search for disinfectant products, and there’s also an expedited review process for List N updates.

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