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The new FAQ, OSHA explains why an N95 respirator is effective at protecting users from the virus.

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OSHA Publishes New FAQ On N95 Respirators

The new FAQ, OSHA explains why an N95 respirator is effective at protecting users from the virus.

IBHS Offers Wildfire Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses

Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.

OSU Receives Facilities Management Industry Award

Oklahoma State University finds innovative learning potential in facilities management, receives industry award.

2020 Custodian Of The Year (Finally) Celebrated In Albertville, AL

The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed a big celebration, but it couldn't stop Albertville Kindergarten & Pre-K from honoring Howell Beasley in a big way!

Women In Green Building Face Challenges In Wake Of COVID-19 Crisis

While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.

More Than Half Of Americans Uncomfortable In Public Spaces

More than half of Americans may not feel at ease in public spaces for another six months, if ever, according to a new Delos survey.

UL, Telecommunications Industry Association Launch Smart Building Rating Program

The SPIRE™ Smart Building Program is the world’s first-and-only comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings.

CARES Act And Improvements For Critical Facilities

Here is a look at what facility management leaders need to know about the 2020 CARES Act tax benefits and the efficiency improvements that qualify.

ANSI Board Can Now Recognize Apprenticeship Programs

As a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE), the ANSI National Accreditation Board can now evaluate and recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, including those in facilities management.

Ready To Vote? America’s Top 10 Restrooms For 2020 Revealed

Cintas invites you to vote for your favorite restroom in its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest. 

Edge Computing Design And Operation Guide Released

ASHRAE has created a technical bulletin to help mitigate the adverse environmental conditions that can compromise reliability and uptime of IT equipment. 

Energy Bill Includes Significant Measures To Improve Efficiency

The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

BIFMA Releases Guide For Pods

BIFMA's new pods guidelines cover a range of product criteria including acoustics, electrical, emissions, ventilation, fire safety, stability, seismic, and more.

Fauci, Gupta, Branson To Keynote COVID-19 Virtual Symposium

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speakers at Everbridge’s COVID-19: Road to Recovery (R2R) Virtual Symposium.

OSHA Awards $11M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants

The Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants will help train workers and employers at 90 nonprofit organizations to recognize serious workplace hazards.

Indoor Air Quality A Top Concern Among People Returning To Work

Americans are worried about their health and safety when returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, according to a new study by Aeroseal, LLC.

Carrier/EMSI Facilities Are China’s First WELL Health-Safety Rated Workplaces

The WELL Health-Safety Rating helps organizations prepare their spaces to address health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

OSHA Webinar To Kick Off National Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

OSHA will host a webinar on September 14 to kick-off its 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Green Seal Launches Hand Sanitizer Certification

Green Seal’s new hand sanitizer certification standard screens for carcinogens, reproductive toxins, skin irritants, phthalates, parabens and contaminants.

Schools, Universities Urged To Use EPA-Approved Products, Disinfectants

Schools and universities are encouraged to remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting their facilities by using only products on EPA’s List N.

Are Trees A Focus For Your Healthcare Facility?

For the second year, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Healthcare program will recognize healthcare facility campuses fostering community wellness through tree planting, education, and engagement.

Cintas Chicago Facility Earns Zero Waste Certification

Cintas' distribution centers have earned Gold level under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system for zero waste.

Massachusetts Coalition To Safely Reopen Schools Cites Concerns

Due to lack of appropriate planning, funding, testing, PPE, environmental safeguards, and staff education, coalition calls for phased approach, with no in-person learning at this time.

ICC Publishes Guideline Document For Remote Virtual Inspections

The International Code Council document outlines guidance for RVIs, which are useful when buildings are inaccessible during a pandemic, but also for dangerous environments or other circumstances.

Yankee Stadium First Sports Venue To Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating

The Yankees used the WELL Health-Safety Rating to strengthen strategies the team already had in place in response to COVID-19, and to document and verify these actions.

IFMA Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

IFMA Fellow Eric Teicholz and the IFMA Foundation have awarded the Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship, open to young facility management professionals.

Guide For Use Of Facial Recognition Technology Released 

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new policy principles guiding the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. 

Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Buildings Available From IBHS

The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a free guide for facility management and small business owners, covering readiness, improvement options, and last minute prep.

OSCRE Providing Industry Open Access To Its Real Estate Data Standards

OSCRE, a non-profit focused on the benefit of standards and data governance for real estate asset life cycle, is providing free access to the OSCRE Industry Data Model™.

IFMA Foundation Announces FY2020-21 Board of Trustees

The IFMA Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making facility management a career of choice, has announced appointments to its board of trustees.

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.

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